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Baker Botts Maintains Leading Chambers Rankings in Environmental, Safety & Incident Response


HOUSTON, June 10, 2024 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, is pleased to announce that Chambers USA 2024 has recognized 13 lawyers from its market-leading Environmental, Safety & Incident Response team across a range of categories.

In addition to its nationwide rankings in “Climate Change,” “Environment” and “Occupational Safety and Health,” the firm maintained its regional Band 1 rankings in both Texas and the District of Columbia as well as its ranking in California.

The following lawyers were ranked individually in Band 1:

  • Scott Janoe – Texas: Environment
  • Matthew Kuryla – Texas: Environment
  • Derek McDonald – Texas: Environment

Other Baker Botts ranked lawyers include:

  • Megan Berge – Nationwide: Climate Change
  • Megan Berge – California: Environment
  • Joshua Frank – District of Columbia: Environment
  • Aileen Hooks – Texas: Environment
  • Debra Jezouit – District of Columbia: Environment
  • Martha Thomsen – District of Columbia: Environment
  • Paulina Williams – Texas: Environment

In addition, Molly Cagle and Danny Worrell were named “Senior Statespeople” in Texas: Environment; Julie Cress was named “Up and Coming” Nationwide in Climate Change; and Scott Elliot was named “Up and Coming” Nationwide in Occupational Safety and Health.

The Baker Botts Environmental, Safety and Incident Response team advances and protects its clients’ interests during the permitting process, before regulatory agencies, in the courtroom, at workplaces, and when a crisis hits. With more than 50 lawyers based in California, D.C., New York, and Texas, the team has handled federal and state environmental and safety matters nationwide.

To see the full Chambers USA 2024 rankings, please click here.

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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