Andrew M. Baker



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Andrew Baker is the former managing partner of Baker Botts having served in that role from 2012 to 2019. Mr. Baker began his practice in 1979 in the Houston office. In 1985 he moved to Dallas, Texas, to open Baker Botts’ Dallas office.

Mr. Baker's practice emphasizes the development of close, long-term, value-added relationships. Public and private companies turn to Mr. Baker for advice in connection with mergers and acquisitionsjoint venturessecurities and other finance transactions of all stripes. Mr. Baker also represents companies, boards and audit committees in corporate and government investigations, and counsels on corporate governance compliance, crisis management, dispute resolution, strategic planning and communications strategies.

Related Experience

Securities Offerings

  • Halliburton Company – $2.5 billion secondary offering of common stock, Rule 144A offerings of $1.05 billion of floating-rate and fixed-rate senior notes, $2 billion of senior notes, $500 million senior notes and $1.2 billion of convertible senior notes, exchange offer for $300 million of debentures
  • KBR, Inc. – $544 million initial public offering
  • Pennzoil Company – $2.5 billion nonrecourse production payment credit facility with Citibank, N.A., as agent
  • Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns – $365 million underwriting of Class A common stock of Sabre Holdings Corporation
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation – $2.1 billion public offering of debt securities
  • Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Companies, Inc. – $307 million initial public offering
  • Electronic Data Systems Corporation – $6 billion contribution of GM Class E shares to the Hourly Rate Pension Plan, $1.04 billion secondary public offering of common stock of EDS owned by the General Motors Corporation Hourly Rate Pension Plan, $1.4 billion offering of FELINE PRIDES, $1 billion offering of zero-coupon convertible senior notes, $1.1 billion Rule 144A offering of senior notes, $690 million Rule 144A offering of convertible senior notes
  • Lennox International Inc. – $175 million initial public offering

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • AT&T – $1.4 billion sale of Sterling Commerce to IBM
  • Halliburton Company – $2.8 billion split-off of KBR, Inc., $300 million purchase of Boots & Coots
  • Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Companies, Inc. – $1.7 billion tender offer by Cadbury Schweppes, the follow-up $3 billion merger and its $200 million acquisition of Hawaiian Punch from the Procter & Gamble Company
  • Electronic Data Systems Corporation – $27 billion split-off from the General Motors Corporation, $1.65 billion acquisition of MCI Systemhouse, “going-private” acquisition of the publicly held minority interest in Unigraphics Solutions Inc., $950 million acquisition of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, $700 million acquisition of Sabre Holding Company’s airline outsourcing business, $300 million acquisition of MTech Corp., $200 million acquisition of McDonnell Douglas Systems Corporation
  • NRM Energy – $700 million roll-up of 33 publicly traded E&P partnerships, and acquisition of properties from OKC Limited Partnership
  • Pennzoil Company – acquisition of Choctaw Energy Company
  • Lennox International Inc. – $300 million acquisition of Service Experts Inc.

Corporate and Government Investigations

  • Halliburton Company – SEC, DOJ, FCPA and other government investigations
  • Electronic Data Systems Corporation – SEC investigation
  • i2 Technologies, Inc. – Audit Committee and SEC investigation
  • El Paso Corporation – SEC investigation and other government investigations
  • Lennox International – SEC investigation

Joint Ventures

  • Electronic Data Systems Corporation – joint venture with Hitachi, Ltd., regarding the investment in and operation of Hitachi Data Systems, Ltd., joint venture with Computer Associates International in connection with $2 billion settlement of licensing dispute, joint venture with MCI/WorldCom
  • First Data Corporation – joint venture with Loews Corporation
  • NRM Energy – joint ventures with numerous oil and gas exploration and production partners

Dispute Resolution

  • Halliburton Company – $5.3 billion global settlement of asbestos and silica liabilities
  • Electronic Data Systems Corporation – $2 billion settlement with Computer Associates

Awards & Community

Recognized as "Eminent Practitioner" by Chambers USA, 2019

Chambers USA, 2004-2015 and Chambers Global, 2004-2010, 2014 & 2015

Named one of the Forbes’ “Midas 100 Top Tech Dealmakers,” 2008

Named one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine, 2007 & 2008

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters), 2003-2015 & 2018

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White, Inc.), 2003-2015 in the practice areas of Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Regulation





Global Energy Transitions Summit

Baker Botts and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute are co-hosting the first Global Energy Transitions Summit on Thursday, September 28.