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Baker Botts Welcomes Prominent Energy Private Equity Partner in Houston


HOUSTON, May 31, 2023 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that Clay Brett has joined its Corporate Department as a partner in the Houston office.

Brett, who was previously a partner at Houston-based energy investment firm Millennial Energy Partners, has extensive experience leading investment origination, valuation, structuring and negotiation efforts and associated legal advisory work. Prior to joining Millennial, he represented sponsors, portfolio companies, public companies and financial institutions in energy transactions as a corporate lawyer at Willkie Farr and Bracewell.

Brett’s practice will focus on energy private funds, joint ventures, financings and M&A transactions, representing sponsors, corporations and financial institutions.

“We are excited to welcome Clay to our firm,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner John Martin. “His abundant experience in energy-focused private equity and M&A will help us further expand our robust corporate capabilities as we continue to execute on our growth strategy.” 

“Clay is a stellar addition to our team,” said Samantha Crispin, Firmwide Chair of Baker Botts’ Corporate Department. “His deep relationships and experience in the energy industry are a strategic fit that will allow us to further expand our private equity client base, continue strengthening our energy M&A and private equity capabilities and capitalize on the increase in energy and infrastructure deal work.”

“I am thrilled to join Baker Botts’ Corporate Department,” Brett said. “Its storied, longstanding reputation as the premier advisor to the energy industry is a perfect fit for my unique practice and experience. I look forward to helping the firm forge ahead in the fast-moving energy private capital space.”

Brett obtained his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School and his B.A. from the University of Florida.

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