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Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world to address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups – business, employment, intellectual property, litigation and tax – the firm has more than 940 lawyers located in 14 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top ten tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, an award-winning data privacy practice and an industry-leading business practice.

Main areas of practice

Antitrust: BakerHostetler is notable for having tried numerous antitrust and competition cases to verdict, representing plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust and competition litigation, including class action lawsuits, and helping clients navigate the US merger review process.

Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights: the team is known for its work in fraud investigations, litigation, recovery and workouts. The firm plays major roles in significant US and international bankruptcy cases, capitalizing on extensive experience in business workouts, complex reorganizations and bankruptcy proceedings.

Benefits and executive compensation: BakerHostetler counsels employers on the design and implementation of all types of retirement, savings, health and welfare programs, as well as executive compensation, bonus and other incentive plans, deferred compensation arrangements, and retention and severance plans.

Corporate and M&A: a recognized leader in middle-market transactions, the firm counsels large organizations on multibillion-dollar transactions and provides counsel to publicly traded and closely held businesses of all sizes.

Employment: BakerHostetler is known for its national counsel in the hospitality, media and healthcare industries.

E-discovery: business leaders turn to the firm’s e-discovery advocacy and management team for solutions to complex electronic discovery and data challenges. The firm focuses only on data that matters to claims and defenses in dispute, which reduces the burden and risk of discovery.

Healthcare: BakerHostetler provides comprehensive legal counsel to healthcare interests, focusing on transactions, structuring, finance, reimbursement, compliance, fraud/abuse, investigations, tax and employment law.

Hospitality: BakerHostetler’s hospitality practice is known for its representation of major brands and developers in worldwide hotel and resort projects, and involvement in the creation and operation of vacation clubs.

Intellectual property: in today’s global economy, patents, trade marks, copyrights and other intellectual property are among the most valuable assets of market leaders and rising businesses. In thousands of proceedings spanning more than 100 countries, BakerHostetler protects clients’ competitive advantage in negotiations, trials and other dispute resolution proceedings.

International asset tracing and recovery: BakerHostetler is a leader in handling complex international insolvencies and in tracing recovering assets. Clients benefit from its extensive experience to strategically maximize their positions in complex civil and criminal disputes.

Litigation: BakerHostetler’s litigation practice is regarded for its pre-litigation strategies and ability to prepare, try and win cases in such areas as antitrust, appellate, bankruptcy, class action, commercial, privacy and data protection, environmental, product liability, securities and white-collar.

Privacy: BakerHostetler’s privacy and data protection team helps clients recover from and minimize the impact of data breaches, including some of the nation’s largest, most significant incidents to date.

Tax and private wealth: BakerHostetler’s tax group is one of the nation’s largest, recognized for its ability to resolve tax controversy matters, implement global planning opportunities and resolve issues through the regulatory and legislative processes. It is also known for its sophisticated private wealth planning practice.

White-collar crime and corporate investigations: with significant trial and monitorship experience, BakerHostetler is among the most seasoned in serving corporations and individuals facing government scrutiny.

Chairman: R Steven Kestner

Locations of Offices:
Costa Mesa
Los Angeles
New York
Washington, DC

Number of Partners: 466

Number of Other Fee-Earners: 616

Total Staff: 1,773

Above material supplied by Baker & Hostetler LLP.

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