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Prominent Technology M&A Partner Joins Baker Botts in Silicon Valley


PALO ALTO, August 16, 2022 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology, energy and life sciences law firm, announced today that Jason Rabbitt-Tomita has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department in Palo Alto.

Rabbitt-Tomita has 20 years of experience in technology M&A on both the buy-side and sell-side, with a focus on U.S. and cross-border acquisitions as well as complex joint ventures. He has been the lead adviser on many notable M&A transactions for some of the world's most well-known tech companies. He was named a “California Lawyer of the Year” by the Daily Journal in 2016.

He was previously a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice at Paul Hastings in Palo Alto.

“Jason provides an ideal strategic and cultural fit for our Corporate Technology practice and will enhance our strong presence in Silicon Valley,” said John Martin, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “His arrival will add additional depth to our M&A practice and also with our tech sector clients. We are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”

“Jason’s technology M&A expertise is highly sought after by both clients and law firms in Silicon Valley,” said Samantha Crispin, Firmwide Chair of Baker Botts’ Corporate Department. “He is a fantastic lawyer whose stellar reputation makes him a go-to expert for technology clients. His addition will further bolster our technology presence in Silicon Valley.”

“I am excited to begin the next phase of my career at Baker Botts,” Rabbitt-Tomita said. “I have worked closely with several lawyers from Baker Botts, and look forward to joining a dynamic group of lawyers in the firm’s diverse Corporate Technology practice, and expanding my client base even more.”

Rabbitt-Tomita earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2002 and received his B.A. in 1998 from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Baker Botts represents a range of large companies in the technology space and also advises emerging growth companies on the forefront of innovative technologies. The firm’s corporate lawyers span the globe and routinely advise on transactions in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia, representing companies across the full spectrum of technology transactions, from high-profile domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs and split-offs to seed and early stage venture capital financings, joint development and joint venture arrangements and strategic commercial transactions.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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