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Baker Botts L.L.P.
700 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-5692
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
United States

Energy > Energy litigation: oil and gas Tier 1

Baker Botts L.L.P. stands out for its expertise in handling high-value litigation proceedings including litigation related to production sharing agreements, joint operating agreements, and gas gathering and processing agreements. An array of clients encompassing multinational corporations, service companies, pipelines, and major trade organizations routinely engage the team for advice on environmental contamination, emergency response, force majeures, and disputes related to energy shortages and price increases. Practice co-head William Kroger is noted for his track record in handling major oil and gas, power, and renewable energy disputes throughout the US, while fellow co-head Louie Layrisson has considerable expertise in commercial disputes in the oil and gas sectors, and Jason Newman is a specialist in disputes arising from horizontal development in all parts of Texas and throughout the United States. Other key contacts include Tina Nguyen, who frequently represents oil, gas, and renewable clients on pricing disputes and nuisance claims, and Benjamin Gonsoulin, whose broad practice spans energy litigation, environmental contamination claims, and toxic tort claims. Lawyers are based in Houston.

Practice head(s):

William Kroger; Louie Layrisson

Testimonials

‘The firm stands out for the quality and availability of its partners, as well as for their knowledge of the market.’

‘William Kroger is outstanding and has the capacity to make very complex issues easy.’

Key clients

Chevron U.S.A., Inc.

ConocoPhillips

Courson Oil & Gas

Dura-Bond Industries, Inc.

Emirates National Oil Company Limited

EOG Resources

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Galp Energia SGPS S.A.

Halliburton Company

Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Hess Corporation

Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC

JGE Gas Solutions, LP

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, LLC

Koch Energy Services

Magnolia Oil & Gas Operating LLC

Matador Resources Company

Murphy Exploration & Production Company

Murphy Oil Corporation

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Ovintiv USA Inc.

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.

Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC

Shell Oil Company

Southwestern Energy (formerly Indigo Minerals LLC)

Sunoco, LP

Phillips 66

Former Directors & Officers of Lilis Energy, Inc.

Former Chairman/CEO of Erin Energy Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC (“ITC”) in legal proceedings arising out of a fire at ITC’s Deer Park terminal in March 2019, including over 100 private party lawsuit constituting thousands of individual claims.
  • Represented CIMA Energy, Ltd. in a class action lawsuit. Plaintiffs, residents of Kansas cities that are members of the Kansas Municipal Gas Agency (“KMGA”), seek to use the Kansas Consumer Protection Act to challenge the wholesale prices the KMGA agreed to pay CIMA Energy, Ltd. and other defendants for natural gas delivered during a severe winter storm in February 2021.
  • Represented MP Gulf of Mexico, LLC (“Murphy”) in multiple proceedings related to Murphy’s attempt to recover approximately $50 million in damages for unpaid joint interest billings from TotalEnergies E&P USA, Inc.

Energy > Energy transactions: electric power Tier 1

Praised for its ‘unique’ longstanding presence in the market, Baker Botts L.L.P. fields a team of specialists able to cover the waterfront of energy transactions, both domestically and abroad. The firm combines capital markets expertise with top-end M&A and acquisition financing work, instructed by major utility players, multinational asset managers, and energy developers and producers. Particular mandates of note include the Champlain Hudson Power Express Project, the Texas Temple I and Temple II projects, and the Twin Oaks coal-fired power plant, whilst continued work in the energy transition space has seen an influx of battery storage, wind and solar transactions. Elaine Walsh and Michael Didriksen lead the team from Washington DC and New York respectively, with the former lauded by clients for her extensive understanding of the regulatory landscape – a competency honed from previous in-house industry experience – and the latter for his M&A and development capabilities that spans both conventional and renewable energy assets. Practice group chair of project finance and San Franciscan-based Dino Barajas has been the leading figure on gas-fired and solar energy mandates, operating in both North and Central America, while Houston’s Tim Taylor has been a crucial advisor to clients on their capital markets transactions. San Francisco-based senior counsel Vladimir Fet and Washington DC senior associate Carlos Marquez bring further project financing and debt financing between them, as well as possessing strong M&A capabilities. Eli Hinckley in Washington DC is focused on tax equity financing work. Jonathan Bobinger departed the practice in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Elaine Walsh; Michael Didriksen

Other key lawyers:

Dino Barajas; Tim Taylor; Vladimir Fet; Carols Marquez; Eli Hinkley

Testimonials

‘The firm’s long tenure in the US energy industry is unique.’

‘Elaine Walsh has a long tenure in the industry, having started her career in-house at an independent power producer. She has worked on the gamut of issues facing the industry over the last several decades. Her broad knowledge of the industry combined with her experience in transactional and regulatory issues makes her not only a trusted legal advisor, but a trusted resource on broader business issues.’

‘This team has very good breadth across the electric power space. Particularly, they are strong in retail power and other customer facing businesses. The regs and law around these customer businesses are tough and Elain Walsh and her team are excellent in this regard. Very efficient and commercial.

Key clients

AES Corporation

Avenue Capital

BKV Corporation

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

Cleco Power LLC

GSF Americas Inc. / Gore Street Energy Storage Fund

Panamint Capital LLC

Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Inc.

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Transmission Developers, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Transmission Developers, a portfolio company of Blackstone, the largest alternative investment firm in the world. Transmission Developers is developing a US$5 billion-plus, cross-border, 1,250MW underground/underwater high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line from the US-Canada border into New York City, named the Champlain Hudson Power Express Project.
  • Represented GSF Americas Inc. on its acquisition of a 75 MW / 150 MWh energy storage project located in Pecos County, Texas from a subsidiary of Momentum Energy Storage Partners.
  • Represented CenterPoint Energy, Inc. in the successful completion of the previously announced $2.15 billion sale of its natural gas distribution utilities in Arkansas and Oklahoma to Summit Utilities, Inc.

Energy > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 1

Strengthening capabilities on the funds side through the hire of Clay Brett who brings expertise and knowledge from previous in-house experience, as well as M&A, financing and capital markets proficiencies in the form of ex-Vinson & Elkins LLP duo Caitlin Lawrence and Andrew Schulte, Baker Botts L.L.P.‘s multidisciplinary team continues to be frequently sought out by a multitude of clients due to its reputation as a leading player in the oil and gas sector. Tax, regulatory, and environmental acumen underpin the group’s range of transactions that comprehensively encompass upstream, midstream and downstream, with an increased flow of mandates pertaining to carbon capture and gas gathering that sit alongside its multi-billion-dollar basin M&A and commercial agreement deals. The practice is led by three individuals who operate out of Houston, Austin and Dallas respectively: Jason Bennett, who has been predominantly active on CCUS and novel RNG ventures; Mike Bengston, who works closely with companies and investors on a wealth of M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions; and David Emmons, who is highly regarded for his corporate finance practice. Steven Miles' eminent sector reputation continues to generate significant activity for the group, while Larry Hall is a leading advisor to the firm’s most consequential oil investors and operators on M&A, possessing impressive geographical coverage. Scott Looper is recognized for his extensive work in the midstream space while also being an active presence on the firm’s gas gathering, treating and CO2 sequestration contractual work, whereas Erin Hopkins regularly engages with M&A and acquisition financing in the upstream space. Jonathan Platt is equally instructed by public and private companies on a range of transactions. Gerry Morton and Clint Rancher are further names of note in Houston.

Practice head(s):

Jason Bennett; Mike Bengtson; David Emmons

Key clients

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

Arcadia Operating, LLC

BKV Corporation

BP America, Inc.

BP Canada Energy Group ULC

Broken Hill Proprietary (USA), Inc.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (now Coterra Energy, Inc.)

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Citizen Energy

ConocoPhillips

Crestwood Equity Partners LP

Delek Logistics Partners, LP

Eagle Materials Inc.

Energy Spectrum Partners LP

EnLink Midstream, LLC

EQT Production

ETX Energy, LLC

Hibernia Energy III, LLC

Hunt Energy Network L.L.C.

Hunt Oil Company

Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

Kimbell Royalty Partners LP

Matador Resources Company

MDC Texas Energy LLC

Murphy Exploration & Production Company

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.

Rangeview Green River, LLC

Seadrill Limited

Service Compression, LLC

Summit Midstream Partners

Tall Grass Energy, LP

Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

U.S. Energy Development Corporation

Wyoming Governor’s Office

Work highlights

  • Represented Hibernia Energy III in $2.25 Billion Midland Basin Sale. Civitas Resources announced on June 20, 2023, the signing of an agreement to purchase Hibernia Energy III, LLC and its Midland Basin assets for $2.25 billion in cash.
  • Represented Matador Resources Company in a $1.6 Billion Delaware Basin Acquisition Agreement whereby a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matador entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Advance Energy Partners Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of EnCap Investments L.P.
  • Represented Seadrill Limited in its Acquisition of Aquadrill LLC. As a result of the transaction, Aquadrill became a wholly owned subsidiary of Seadrill. The transaction is valued at approximately $1 billion.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 2

Baker Botts L.L.P. generates a substantial amount of toxic tort and nuisance litigation work from clients in the energy sector, running the gamut from occupational exposure in relation to toxins released at manufacturing plants, personal injury and property damage caused by the alleged release of toxins and product liability claims regarding chemical products. The team also excels at defending companies following large-scale environmental incidents, including in crisis response, as well as to deal with the ensuing regulatory inquiries and in any follow-on class action litigation. Drawing upon a deep understanding of the operational issues and litigation risks facing companies in the energy and manufacturing industries, Houston-based Russell Lewis excels in handling these type of multi-faceted mandates, as well as regularly advising clients in the space from a risk management perspective. As well as handling toxic tort and class action litigation arising from environmental issues, Washington DC-based Kent Mayo also often assists clients on compliance and enforcement matters relating to environmental regulations including the Clean Air Act, adding deep insight, in part due to his previous tenure as a trial lawyer in the environmental section of the DOJ. Also based in Washington DC, Joshua Frank combines his legal and scientific background to good effect on behalf of clients seeking to prevail in the defense of citizen suits and government enforcement actions in relation to environmental statutes, as well as in conventional toxic tort matters. Mayo and Frank co-head the team alongside Houston-based Tynan Buthod.  

Practice head(s):

Tynan Buthod; Joshua Frank; Kent Mayo

Other key lawyers:

Kevin Jacobs; Russell Lewis; Benjamin Gonsoulin; Louie Layrisson; Laura McGonagill

Key clients

Assertio Therapeutics

BASF Corporation

CenterPoint Energy

DuPont Specialty Products USA, Inc.

ExxonMobil

Halliburton

Intercontinental Terminals Company

Tenaris Global Services USA

TPC Group

Tennessee-American Water Company

Union Pacific Railroad

West Virginia-American Water Company

Work highlights

  • Representing Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC in the legal proceedings arising out of a fire at ITC’s Deer Park terminal in March 2019.
  • Representing ExxonMobil and related entities in various chemical products cases throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico.
  • Representing Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. in several lawsuits filed by hundreds of plaintiffs in Louisiana asserting groundwater and soil contamination claims. These lawsuits are pending in both federal and state court in Louisiana.

Energy > Energy litigation: electric power Tier 2

Equipped to handle both domestic and international energy litigation, Baker Botts L.L.P. is frequently engaged by generators, processors, service providers, transporters, distributors and marketers of electricity. The firm’s litigation practice works together with departments such as regulatory, environmental, appellate, and global projects to advise clients on all aspects of the development, production, distribution and marketing of energy products. Co-chair Bill Kroger has a track record of matters that involve the development of new energy projects and technologies, and has handled numerous disputes arising out of Winter Storm Uri, whereas co-chair Louie Layrisson is experienced in energy disputes related to supply chains, force majeure leases, power agreements and joint ventures. Washington DC-based Megan Berge specializes in matters related to environmental law, with her workload extending to civil litigation, permit appeals and advice on regulatory issues. Tina Nguyen‘s broad practice covers royalty obligations, pricing disputes, midstream agreements and nuisance claims. John Anaipakos departed in July 2023. Unless stated otherwise, all mentioned lawyers are based in Houston.

Practice head(s):

William Kroger; Louis Layrisson

Other key lawyers:

Megan Berge; George Fibbe; Kevin Jacobs;  Tina Nguyen; Matthew Sheridan; Anthony Lucisano

Testimonials

‘Megan Berge and her team have a great knowledge of the electric business, which lets them provide quick, responsible counsel on how to address environmental issues.’

 

Key clients

Advanced Energy Capital, LLC and Related Parties

AES Corporation

Alta Power LLC

Atmos Energy Corporation

Avangrid Renewables

Brookfield Renewable US

Calpine Corporation

CenterPoint Energy

Clearway Energy Group, LLC

EDP Renewables, North America

ENGIE North America, Inc

Entergy Services, Inc.

Freeport Power Limited

Griddy Energy LLC

ITC Project Holdings LLC

Kindle Energy LLC

LG&E and KU Energy LLC

Longroad Energy

Murphy Exploration & Production Company

NRG Energy, Inc

Oxbow Calcining LLC

Phillips 66

Pinegate Renewables

Priority Power Management, LLC

Sempra Energy

Seminole Electric Cooperatives, Inc

Skyline Renewables

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Talen Energy Corporation

XCEL Energy

Work highlights

  • Represented a joint defense group of traditional and renewable power generation companies in multi-district litigation arising out of winter storm Uri against more than 400 defendants, including ERCOT, power generators, electric utilities and retail electric providers.
  • Represented NRG in a breach of contract and declaratory judgment action related to the ownership and operation of the South Texas Project (STP), which is a nuclear power plant located in southern Matagorda County.
  • Represented Calpine Corporation in an appellate procedure before the Fifth Circuit, which decided that the bankruptcy court must abstain from deciding the validity of the Public Utility Commission of Texas’s (PUCT) orders during Winter Storm Uri.

Energy > Energy regulation: electric power Tier 2

Praised for its ‘outstanding legal advocacy‘, Baker Botts L.L.P. sports a multi-faceted practice capable of advising electric power clients on all aspects of regulatory issues and ensuing litigation. In addition to standalone regulatory work for a diverse client base that includes multi-state utilities as well as generation and transmission portfolio companies, the practice also provides regulatory support in the framework of transactions and financings. Washington DC’s Michael Yuffee counts enforcement defense, transactions and regulatory work among his areas of expertise and focuses on matters relating to the wholesale energy markets; he leads the practice jointly with Andrea Stover in Austin, whose work focuses on Texas and includes appearances before agencies such as ERCOT and the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Also in Washington DC, Jay Ryan and Emil Barth field diverse regulatory energy portfolios involving extensive FERC expertise.

Practice head(s):

Michael Yuffee; Andrea Stover

Other key lawyers:

Emil Barth; Ryan Norfolk; Jay Ryan

Testimonials

‘They are business-minded and provide valuable advice and assistance in weighing regulatory risk and consequences.’

‘Great overall team that provides broad services to us. On time and well-prepared materials. Outstanding legal advocacy and a trusted partner.’

‘Jay Ryan provides timely and sound legal advice that helps us meet our objectives.’

Key clients

CenterPoint Energy

Crius Energy Trust

Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Hecate Energy

ITC Holdings Corp.

Kindle Energy

Marubeni

Nuveen Investments

Sharyland Utilities

Hartree Partners LP

The AES Corporation

Transmission Developers, Inc.

Eolian Energy

Candela Renewables

Hecate Grid

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised ITC on a range of regulatory matters before FERC, including on FERC’s transmission rate incentive policies and RTO market rules.
  • Representing Transmission Developers in its $6bn cross-border high voltage direct current transmission line from the US-Canada border into New York City (the “Champlain Hudson Power Express Projects”).  
  • Representing Sunnova Energy Corporation before the US Department of Energy in connection with obtaining a $3bn loan guarantee to guarantee to support the origination of $4-5bn of residential solar loans.

Energy > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 2

Baker Botts L.L.P.‘s broad energy practice includes representing clients in natural gas proceedings concerning the rates and terms of service for transportation and storage, advising on the permitting of regulated facilities, and negotiating a broad array of commercial agreements. The practice is headed jointly by Washington DC-based Michael Yuffee and Austin’s Andrea Stover; both routinely advise clients on enforcement and compliance matters before FERC and the CFTC. In Houston, Michelle Boudreaux has significant experience representing clients in contested proceedings regarding rates and terms of service, and obtaining regulatory approvals, while Jim Barkley is well-versed in advising on the regulation of common carrier, and utility oil and gas pipelines in Texas. In DC, Emil Barth supports a wide range of litigation and transactional matters, and Ryan Norfolk focuses his practice on work involving wholesale energy markets, including enforcement, compliance, and administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Michael Yuffee; Andrea Stover

Other key lawyers:

Michelle Boudreaux; Jim Barkley; Emil Barth; Ryan Norfolk; Patrick Leahy; Landon Lill

Key clients

Repsol Energy North America Corporation

CenterPoint Energy Resources Corporation

Fundare Resources Operating Company, LLC

Macquarie Energy, LLC

Uinta Wax

NRG

Murphy Oil Corporation

Argus Media

Work highlights

  • Advised ONEOK, Inc. on a variety of Texas regulatory matters.
  • Represented CenterPoint Energy Resources alongside Minnesota counsel (Taft) in proceedings at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to determine prudence of gas supply costs during February 2021 Winter Storm Uri.
  • Represented Fundare Resources Company, LLC in negotiating and documenting a senior secured term loan facility in the aggregate amount of $15m to finance, in part, the acquisition by Fundare of the Redtail assets.

Environment > Environment: litigation Tier 2

Clients turn to the team at Baker Botts L.L.P. for its expertise handling toxic tort, natural resource damage claims, defending against class and individual lawsuits arising from air, water and land contamination. Scott Janoe leads the group from Houston, attracting a spread of clients from the energy, mining and manufacturing sectors seeking assistance with enforcement defense and crisis management. The Washington DC office fields Megan Berge, who is recommended for her experience handling climate change mandates, Steven Solow, who deals with environmental incidents within the maritime, chemicals, mining and utilities spheres, and Nadira Clarke, who has extensive white collar crime and civil trial experience. Shailesh Sahay joined the DC team in July 2023 from Foley Hoag LLP, bringing with him experience handling climate, environmental and sustainability issues at federal, state, and international levels.

Practice head(s):

Scott Janoe

Other key lawyers:

Megan Berge; Steve Solow; Nadira Clarke; Shailesh Sahay; Allison Watkins Mallick; Martha Thomsen; Lily Chin

Key clients

American Water Works Association

Avista Corporation

Conocophillips

DCP Operating Company, Lp

Energy Transfer Lp

Entergy Services, Inc.

Exxonmobil Corporation

Halliburton Company

Hess Corporation

Intercontinental Terminals Company Llc

Marathon Petroleum Company

Nrg Energy, Inc.

Puget Sound Energy

Repsol SA

Talen Energy Corporation

Tennessee American Water Co.

TPC Group, Inc.

Union Pacific Railroad

Valero Corporation

West Virginia American Water Co.

Environment > Environment: regulatory Tier 2

The team at Baker Botts L.L.P., led by Houston’s Scott Janoe, offers clients coast-to-coast expertise, handling a spread of environmental challenges such as incident response, energy transition, contaminated sites, as well as air and water quality and supply. The Houston-based Scott Elliott works predominantly with chemical and energy clients, assisting with environmental health and safety issues and investigations. Over in Washington DC, Debra Jezouit is known by clients from across pharmaceutical and chemical industries for her experience dealing with Clean Air Act issues, whilst Alexandra Dunn, former member of the EPA’s Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention division, is well equipped to handle the gamut of risk management advice concerning contaminants and chemicals, particularly regarding PFOS. The team has also been bolstered by the recent acquisition of DC-based partner Shailesh Sahay from Foley Hoag LLP.

Practice head(s):

J. Scott Janoe

Other key lawyers:

Scott Elliott; Debra Jezouit; Alexandra Dunn; Stephanie Bergeron Perdue; Megan Berge; Paulina Williams; Shailesh Sahay

Key clients

American Water Works Association

Bp America, Inc.

Callon Petroleum Company

Conocophillips

CPS Energy

Croplife America

Dcp Operating Company, LP

Delek US Holdings, Inc.

Energy Transfer LP

Entergy Services, Inc.

Exxonmobil Corporation

Halliburton Company

Hess Corporation

Intercontinental Terminals Company Llc

Lyondellbasell Industries

Marathon Oil Corporation

Marathon Petroleum Company

National Association Of Clean Water Agencies

NRG Energy, Inc.

Occidental Chemical Corporation

Puget Sound Energy

Repsol SA

Salt River Project

Sempra Energy

Sunoco/aloha Petroleum

Tennessee American Water Co.

TPC Group Inc.

Union Pacific Railroad

Valero Corporation

West Virginia American Water Co.

Wood Group USA Holdings

Work highlights

  • Advising Sempra Energy affiliate Port Arthur LNG, LLC on permitting issues associated with the development of a new natural gas liquefaction plant and export terminal near Port Arthur, Texas.
  • Representing the Western States Petroleum Association in separate challenges to the California Air Resources Board’s Advance Clean Cars II (ACC II) and Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) regulations.
  • Advising BP on considerations for proposed carbon capture sequestration projects, including drafting and negotiation of documentation and potential development issues.

Intellectual property > Patents: licensing Tier 2

Baker Botts L.L.P. handles the full spectrum of licensing matters, fielding a team that is well-versed in advising on patent, copyright and trademark license agreements as well as on technology development, acquisition, distribution and research, and outsourcing agreements. The team also benefits from in-house IP litigation expertise, allowing it to handle all aspects of patent strategy and protection issues Christa Brown-Sanford co-heads the group from Dallas and focuses on patent procurement, litigation, and portfolio development, frequently handling licensing matters in related to telecommunications, electronics, and cutting-edge technologies. Co-head Jennifer Tempesta is based in New York and chiefly handles patent litigation. Luke Pedersen co-chairs the practice from Washington DC and covers a wide range of matters relating to intellectual property, placing a particular focus on technology transfers and patent portfolio management, while New York-based co-chair Paul Ragusa advises clients on patent litigation, inter-partes reviews, IP transactions, and licensing, including of standard-essential patents.

Practice head(s):

Christa Brown-Sanford; Jennifer Tempesta; Luke Pedersen; Paul Ragusa

Key clients

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Strattam Technologies

Columbia University

Toyota

University of Pennsylvania

Royalty Pharma

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Enghouse Interactive (UK) Ltd.

Vidyo, Inc.

CMC Materials

Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

Ericsson

Genentech Inc

Fathom5 Corporation

Fermata Energy

LG Electronics

Lennox International

Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc.

Editas Medicine

Work highlights

  • Advised Cisco on patent licensing, strategic portfolio development, defensive patent analysis, and overall counselling and patent strategy.
  • Advised Royalty Pharma on due diligence reviews of patent portfolios, licensing agreements, and sponsored research agreements, as well as on the strength and scope of patent protection around a royalty-bearing product prior to the client’s investment or acquisition.
  • Assisted Columbia University with the development and management of its worldwide patent portfolio that is directed to a wide range of physical and life sciences technologies.

Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) Tier 2

An extensive team of specialists oversee Baker Botts L.L.P.‘s collective, which is noted for its ‘dedication to staying at the forefront of the legal landscape’. Christa Brown-Sanford, high-tech specialist Samir Bhavsar and Chad Walters at the Dallas office, life sciences specialist Sandra Lee and Jennifer Tempesta in the New York hub, and Eliot Williams who co-leads from Palo Alto. Walters and Williams are both on the PTAB board, while Lee and Bhavsar have a particular focus on the patent prosecution side of the practice. The team’s workload incorporates a notable number of PTAB trial cases, patent litigation cases, post-grant proceedings before the USPTO and portfolio management matters for its client roster which includes names such as Samsung, Mastercard and Bank of America. There is a range of IP expertise across the group and it is noted that ‘the team’s diversity contributes to a richness of perspectives’. The ‘exceptional’ Matthew Avery in San Francisco is noteworthy for his ‘deep expertise in navigating the intricacies of patent prosecution’, while David Wu in Palo Alto has a particular focus on assisting research and development investment clients in complex cases.

Practice head(s):

Christa Brown-Sanford; Jennifer Tempesta; Sandra Lee; Samir Bhavsar; Eliot Williams; Chad Walters

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Avery; David Wu; Natalie Alfaro Gonzales

Testimonials

‘Matthew and his team are a rare breed – it’s a big law firm with the nimbleness to work with high-flying start-ups. I have a deep patent background, and I appreciate the combination of technical skills, client service, and business savvy value-add.’

‘Matthew Avery is a skilled patent specialist. He and his team of patent agents are able to quickly grasp onto cutting-edge research and development, key differentiators, and do the majority of the heavy lifting.’

‘The practice stands-out for several reasons. The practitioners within the team possess a profound understanding of IP laws and regulations, allowing them to navigate complex issues efficiently and effectively.’

‘Baker Botts has proven its dedication to staying at the forefront of the legal landscape. It had demonstrated great abilities managing patent prosecution with software, cyber security, and Web3. The team’s diversity contributes to a richness of perspectives, ultimately benefiting clients. This diversity extends beyond demographics to encompass a diversity of thought and experience.’

‘Overall, Baker Botts offers clients a unique and comprehensive solution to patent prosecution needs. I am confident that potential clients considering Baker Botts for their patent prosecution matters will find a team that not only possesses exceptional legal expertise but also a commitment to innovation and client satisfaction.’

‘Working with Matthew and his team has been an exceptional experience. Their standout qualities set them apart from competitors in the field of patent prosecution. One key aspect that distinguishes Matthew and his team is their unwavering commitment to excellence and attention-to-detail. The level of precision and thoroughness demonstrated in their work consistently exceeded my expectations.’

‘Matthew’s deep expertise in navigating the intricacies of patent prosecution was evident in every interaction. Matthew’s leadership provided a strategic vision that guided our team to success. His ability to understand complex legal issues and communicate them clearly was invaluable. What truly sets Matthew apart is his responsiveness and proactive communication.’

‘I highly value the partnership with Matthew and his team. Their exceptional qualities make them a standout choice for anyone seeking unparalleled expertise in patent prosecution.’

Key clients

Genentech

Cisco Systems Inc.

Lyft Inc.

Bank of America

GrubHub Holdings Inc.

MasterCard International Incorporated

Columbia University

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Fujifilm Holdings Corporation (and subsidiaries).

Draftkings

Penumbra

Samsung Electronics Co.

Lennox International

Brother Industries Ltd.

Eaton Corporation

Ericsson

Tile Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Ericsson in licensing negotiations that includes reviewing and presenting arguments on 60 Ericsson patents and 50 patents owned by a licensee.
  • Serving as Cisco’s primary outside counsel for patent licensing, strategic portfolio development, defensive patent analysis, and overall counselling and patent strategy.
  • Assisting with the development and management of Columbia University’s worldwide patent portfolio that is directed to a wide-range of physical and life sciences tech.

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 3

Baker Botts L.L.P.’s Washington DC-based antitrust and competition law department is well regarded for its knowledge of the pharmaceutical, healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, and TMT segments, and offers niche expertise in advising multinational online technology companies on topics such as FTC privacy order compliance. Praised by clients for providing ‘remarkably strategic, timely and thoughtful advice’, John Taladay leads the team and regularly acts in proceedings with involvement of the FTC, DOJ Antitrust Division and the European Commission with noteworthy capabilities in advising on allegations of price fixing, bid rigging, market allocation and unfair trade practices. Erik Koons’ practice extends to bet-the-company antitrust litigation and the whole gamut of related claims, including those related to tying, bundling and monopolization. Former co-head Maureen Ohlhausen and Taylor Owings left the firm in January 2024, while Joseph Ostoyich departed in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

John Taladay

Other key lawyers:

Erik Koons; Stacy Turner

Testimonials

‘John Taladay is a fantastic attorney. He provides remarkably strategic, timely, and thoughtful advice on every aspect of an antitrust investigation. He excels at putting clients at ease in difficult situations.’

 

Key clients

Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Amazon.com, Inc.

American Financial Services Association

American Industrial Partners, LLC (AIP, LLC)

Avenue5 Residential

Broadcom Inc.

Business Roundtable

Caterpillar Inc.

Celanese Corporation

CMC Materials, Inc.

Enovis Corporation

Envista Holdings Corporation

Ericsson Inc.

Georgia-Pacific LLC (GP Wood Products LLC)

Google, Inc.

Halliburton

Irico Display Devices Co., Ltd.

Koninklijke Philips N.V.

Philips North America LLC

Philips Taiwan, Ltd.

Philips do Brasil Ltda.

Liberty Latin America Ltd.

Liberty Media Corporation

Magellan Midstream Partners LP

Masco Corporation

McKenna & Associates, LLC

Meta Platforms, Inc. (Facebook)

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

National Association of Music Merchants

Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc

Qualcomm Inc.

RWJBarnabas Health, Inc.

Safariland Corp.

Safelite Group, Inc.

SSW Partners LP

Sun Pharmaceuticals / Taro Pharmaceuticals

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Waste Management, Inc.

Westlake Chemical Corporation

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 3

Highly regarded for its strong track record advising defendants in large class actions in the life sciences and manufacturing sectors, the antitrust and competition practice at Baker Botts L.L.P. has recently seen an increase in activity relating to algorithmic price-fixing cases in the real estate industry. John Taladay heads the practice and is a seasoned antitrust specialist with an emphasis on merger clearances, bid-rigging, price-fixing, market allocation, and unfair trade practices, particularly in the pharma sector. Paul Cuomo focuses his practice on multijurisdictional merger reviews and litigation, while James Kress takes point on competitor-on-competitor disputes and has a notable track record advising on class certification issues. Erik Koons regularly represents clients in bet-the-company litigations spanning the full range of antitrust issues with a particular focus on price-fixing, market allocation, and monopolization; Koons also co-chairs the firm’s antitrust consumer products sub-group. Christopher Wilson was promoted to partner in March 2023 and focuses on the intersection of IP and antitrust work for clients in the telecoms, manufacturing, healthcare, and pharma sectors. All mentioned individuals are based in Washington DC. Maureen Ohlhausen left the practice in January 2024.

Practice head(s):

John Taladay

Key clients

Avenue5 Residential

Caterpillar Inc.

CMC Materials, Inc.

Envista Holdings Corporation

Ericsson Inc.

Georgia-Pacific LLC (GP Wood Products LLC)

Irico Display Devices Co., Ltd.

Koninklijke Philips N.V., Philips North America LLC, Philips Taiwan, Limited and Philips do Brasil Ltda.

McKenna & Associates, LLC

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

Philips Respironics

Safariland

Sun Pharmaceuticals / Taro Pharmaceuticals

Waste Management, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Sun Pharma and Taro Pharma in In re: Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation, litigation, billed by plaintiffs as the largest price-fixing cases in history alleging that more than 35 generic pharma manufacturers conspired to inflate the prices of more than 200 generic drugs.
  • Representing the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) as lead counsel in antitrust litigation filed in the Southern District of New York alleging a Section 1 conspiracy and group boycott among the defendants.

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 3

Routinely involved in high-stakes mergers and merger-related litigation, Baker Botts L.L.P. continues to work for leading clients across the energy, tech, and pharma industries, representing them in DOJ and FTC investigations. Lauded for its ability to provide ‘cutting-edge advice’, the team possesses strong multijurisdictional capabilities, frequently collaborating with European teams on a host of business-critical mandates. Global antitrust chair John Taladay continues to enjoy success in major deal clearances, appearing frequently before the FTC and DOJ, as well as international antitrust enforcers. Mark Botti, praised as a ‘trusted advisor’, is noted for his ability to secure clearances for high-value mergers, as well as advising clients on government investigations, while Paul Cuomo is experienced in merger-related litigation. Matthew Adler is a key port of call for clients in the healthcare, chemicals, entertainment and energy sectors, providing specialist guidance on merger clearance matters and litigation. Former practice co-chair Maureen Ohlhausen has departed the firm.

Practice head(s):

John Taladay

Testimonials

‘The Baker Botts antitrust team has a deep knowledge of the healthcare industry and extensive contacts throughout the antitrust bar, which allows the team to provide cutting-edge advice in a time of upheaval in the antitrust enforcement environment.’

‘Mark Botti is a trusted advisor, who can be relied upon to give timely, sage advice to navigate a complicated and changing antitrust enforcement environment.’

Key clients

Akamai Technologies, Inc.

American Industrial Partners, LLC (AIP, LLC)

Broadcom

Cactus, Inc.

Caterpillar Inc.

Celanese Corporation

ConocoPhillips

Eagle Materials

Energy Transfer LP

Envista Holdings Corporation

Google

Halliburton

HollyFrontier Corp

Liberty Latin America Ltd.

Magellan Midstream Partners LP

Mandiant

Masco Corporation

Newpark Resources, Inc.

Raxium, Inc.

Royal Dutch Shell

RWJBarnabas Health, Inc.

SSW Partner LP

Transocean Inc.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

Waste Management, Inc.

Westlake Chemical Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Celanese in the multi-billionaire dollar acquisition of DuPont’s mobility and materials business.
  • Provided antitrust advice regarding UnitedHealth’s $5.4 billion acquisition of Louisiana-based LHC Group for its Optum Health subsidiary.
  • Advised Google in its ~US$500 million acquisition of Photomath which will improve Google Search.

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

With his extensive experience handling investigations into fraud and FCPA violations, Kyle Clark heads the white-collar defense and corporate investigations team at Baker Botts L.L.P. Bridget Moore is skilled at navigating internal investigations relating to fraud, insider trading, and federal securities laws. Nardia Clarke has significant capabilities defending corporations as well as advising senior executives who are facing governmental investigations. Steven Solow focuses on business crimes and compliance programs. Another prominent member of the team is Michael Loesch, who routinely represents clients before the regulatory authorities such as the SEC, DOJ, and CFTC. The team acts for a diverse range of clients, including companies, audit committees, boards of directors, and senior management for large corporations across a variety of industries. All lawyers mentioned are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Kyle Clark

Other key lawyers:

Bridget Moore; Nardia Clarke; Steven Solow; Michael Loesch; Alex Bourelly; Andrew Lankler; Andrew George; Joseph Perry

Testimonials

‘They have a diverse and very talented team. They have been very methodical in their approach and have also been very accessible. We are very happy with the team to date.’

‘They have a very strong team.’

‘Kyle Clark is an outstanding lawyer who actually cares about his individual clients, not just his corporate ones.’

‘BakerBotts is a very good firm. The white-collar lead, Kyle Clark, is a terrific lawyer. He’s smart, hardworking, and someone who has been able to help build and sustain the firm’s practice.’

‘Steve Solow is who you want sitting next to you at the negotiating table on high profile matters that present material risk. He is thoughtful, patient, and meticulous. He is a true collaborator. It is a pleasure working with him.’

‘The white-collar team is very experienced and easy to work with.’

‘Andrew Lankler is a very well-regarded leader in the white-collar space. He’s a great advocate and wise counsel.’

Key clients

E. I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co.

McDermott International, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Defending a labor union that is active in both US and Canada against a racketeering indictment.
  • Represented McDermott International, Inc. and several of its employees in connection with parallel DOJ & SEC investigations concerning its public disclosures related to the Cameron Project.
  • Representing the majority investor in EIA who is assisting the SEC in halting a multi-year scheme that included misappropriation and misuse of investors’ funds.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 3

Primarily recognized for its strength in energy—primarily oil and gas—disputes, Baker Botts L.L.P.’s international arbitration group additionally shines in IP, construction, joint venture and general contractual cases. The firm’s continued investment in diversifying its practice was recently evidenced by the hire of two lawyers into its Washington DC office: seasoned investor-state specialist Jennifer Haworth McCandless and special counsel María Carolina Durán both joined from Sidley Austin LLP. The national department includes key names such as Houston-based senior counsel Michael Goldberg, who is a disputes veteran, and New York-based global practice co-head Andrew Behrman, who plays a lead role in many of the department’s most high-profile cases. Also recommended are New York-based special counsel Edward Schorr, who is sought after for energy disputes; and energy and TMT-focused Vern Cassin, whose practice is split between New York and Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Behrman

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team has a lot of experience in international investment arbitration, and is one of the best groups in the field. I would highlight Jennifer Haworth McCandless, María Carolina Durán, Verónica Restrepo and Natalia Zuleta.’

Key clients

Devas Multimedia Private

Global Industrial Investment

Intercontinental Terminals Company

Landry’s

Oxbow Calcining

Rocket Ball

Work highlights

  • Representing the court-appointed official liquidator of India-based Devas Multimedia Private, which is the owner of a $1.3bn judgment of the Western District of Washington (and related arbitral award) against Government of India-owned Antrix Corporation.
  • Representing one of the largest real estate development companies in China, along with one of its investment companies, in an ICDR arbitration.
  • Acting as sole counsel to the Houston Rockets and Landry’s in defending a $100m claim from ROKiT Marketing for breach of the parties’ sponsorship agreement, and in prosecuting a $12m breach-of-contract claim against ROKiT in an AAA arbitration.

Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense Tier 3

Baker Botts L.L.P. relies on ‘trial lawyers who are good on their feet, good writers, and good communicators‘. The firm is most active in matters in the technology and energy industries, though its work in big-ticket merger litigation in the financial services, healthcare and consumer products sectors continues to grow. Danny David in Houston, who ‘has the ability to see through complex issues and distil them to what matters‘ and is now the firm’s managing partner, leads the litigation practice along with co-chair Bridget Moore in Washington DC, while Jessica Pulliam in Dallas and ‘big picture thinkerAmy Hefley in Houston are co-chairs of the securities litigation group. Key partner Richard Harper in New York continues to represent John C. Malone, Greg B. Maffei, and Liberty Broadband Corporation in a shareholder derivative lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court challenging a $5bn Liberty Broadband investment as part of the Charter Communications-Time Warner Cable-Bright House Networks merger.

Practice head(s):

Danny David; Bridget Moore; Jessica Pulliam; Amy Hefley

Other key lawyers:

Rich Harper; Vern Cassin

Testimonials

‘Sophisticated, strategic, service-oriented team. Highly recommend them.’

‘Vern Cassin has been our primary point of contact. He is a fantastic litigator and an important part of our corporate team.’

‘The team is deep and experienced. Also a very pleasant group to work with. Most of all, I appreciate the consistency. Trial lawyers who are good on their feet, good writers, and good communicators.’

‘Danny David is the best. He is a great trial lawyer but above all, he’s someone who has the ability to see through complex issues and distil them to what matters. And form a strategy to get there. Amy Hefley is likewise. She is a big picture thinker.’

Key clients

Charter Communications

GCI Liberty, Inc.

International Speedway

Naphtha Israel Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

McDermott International, Inc.

Expedia Group

Liberty Media Corporation

Teekay Offshore Partners, L.P.

Liberty Latin America

Central Garden & Pet Company

Yieldstreet

Sand Canyon

Work highlights

  • Successfully advised Tkach and Coulter on a proxy contest challenging the incumbent board of RumbleOn and its management and governance practices.
  • Representing John C. Malone, Greg B. Maffei, and Liberty Broadband Corporation in connection with a shareholder derivative lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court challenging a $5 billion Liberty Broadband investment as part of the Charter Communications-Time Warner Cable-Bright House Networks merger.
  • Representing Waste Management and certain of its officers in a 10b-5 putative class action of noteholders alleging that the company misrepresented its discussions with the Department of Justice concerning the timing of approval of its $4.6 billion acquisition of Advanced Disposal.

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 3

Baker Botts L.L.P. is a big name in the energy sector, acting for major clients including ConocoPhillips and Apache Corporation. Additionally, it is increasingly involved in high-stakes matters in the telecoms, real estate, and professional services sectors. Houston-based managing partner Danny David oversees the firm’s securities litigation work along with global litigation co-chair Bridget Moore in Washington DC., as well as co-chairs of the securities litigation practice Jessica Pulliam in Dallas and Houston-based Amy Hefley. Pulliam is handling two 10b5 cases for AT&T concerning the use of lead-clad cables in the telecom industry. Former head of litigation David Sterling recently worked with Hefley and up-and-coming New York partner Brian Kerr to defend Chicago Bridge & Iron Company in a notable class action case.

Practice head(s):

Danny David; Bridget Moore; Jessica Pulliam; Amy Hefley

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Hallmark Financial Services

Insperity, Inc.

Liberty Media Corporation

Gulfport Energy Corporation

Camber Energy

Charles Schwab Corporation

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company

Qurate Retail

Apache Corporation

McDermott International, Inc.

Tkach, Mark

ConocoPhillips

Waste Management, Inc.

MabVax Therapeutics, Inc.

Ormand, Ronald

Alpesh Kadakia

Work highlights

  • Represented Camber Energy, Inc. and its directors and officers in Ronald E. Coggins v. Camber Energy, Inc., et al., a 10b-5 putative securities class action arising out of allegations that Camber conspired with an institutional investor, Discover Growth Fund, LLC, to conceal share-count dilution associated with Discover’s conversions of Camber Series C preferred shares into Camber common stock.
  • Represented Apache, its directors, and its current and former officers in multiple derivative suits filed in the Southern District of Texas and in Texas state court. The federal derivative suits are noteworthy because of their novel federal question jurisdiction allegations; all three have been dismissed with prejudice.
  • Engaged to represent AT&T and its current CEO, CFO and its former CEO and CFO in two separate 10b-5 suits have now been filed in the District of New Jersey and in the Southern District of New York. More than $8 billion of shareholder losses are alleged in the suits which followed the Wall Street Journal articles regarding the use of lead cables in the telecom industry.

Energy > Renewable/alternative power Tier 3

Capable of assisting with the full range of matters over the life cycle of energy projects, the team at Baker Botts L.L.P. acts for a range of developers and investors on projects in the US and abroad. Elaine Walsh in Washington DC is accomplished in energy company mergers, asset acquisitions, divestitures and investments, and renewable energy project development. She co-leads the department with New York-based Michael Didriksen, who is experienced in major transactions in the field. Project financing expert Dino Barajas is a key figure at the San Francisco office, while Michael Bresson in Houston is the name to note for federal income tax matters in renewable energy transactions. Project finance lawyer Ellen Friedman (New York) is another senior figure to note, and February 2023 partner appointment John Papaspanos is an example of the strength in depth across levels of seniority.

Practice head(s):

Elaine Walsh; Michael Didriksen

Other key lawyers:

Dino Barajas; Michael Bresson; Ellen Friedman; Elaine Walsh; Emil Barth; Vladimir Fet; Kyle Doherty; Carlos Marquez; John Papaspanos

Key clients

AES Corporation

Avenue Capital

BKV Corporation

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners

Centaurus Renewable Energy LLC

CenterPoint Energy

CIM Group LLC

Cleco Corporate Holdings

D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments

EDPR NA Distributed Generation LLC

GCM Grosvenor

GSF Americas Inc / Gore Street

Global Atlantic Financial Company

Hannon Armstrong

Hull Street Energy

Infrared Energy Capital

NRG Energy, Inc.

Panamint Capital LLC

Parasol Renewable Energy LLC

Puget Sound Energy

Sunnova Energy International, Inc.

Talen Energy Corp.

Transmission Developers, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Transmission Developers in its development of a $5bn-plus, cross-border, 1,250MW underground/underwater high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line from the US-Canada border into New York City.
  • Advised GSF Americas on its acquisition of a 75 MW / 150 MWh energy storage project located in Pecos County, Texas from a subsidiary of Momentum Energy Storage Partners.
  • Representing EDP Renewable in a synthetic community solar transaction which surmounts many of the issues vexing traditional state community solar programs, including overcapacity, interconnection issues and long-term price uncertainty.

Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Baker Botts L.L.P. remains best known for its work in the energy sector, drawing on its deep roots in Texas. The firm has also made significant inroads into underwriter-side engagements thanks to recent lateral hires and its growing reputation in the market. In addition, it is at the forefront of offerings by MLPs. Doug Getten has been instrumental in deepening the firm’s connections to major banks, leading the capital markets and MLP practice alongside Joshua Davidson, who is also rated for both issuer and underwriter-side engagements. Carina Antweil and Eileen Boyce are also key members of the team, alongside Preston Bernhisel in Dallas. Named partners are based in Houston unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Samantha Hale Crispin; Josh Davidson; Doug Getten

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team was exceptional. They were extremely responsive and very detailed. We had multiple audit firms and they were able to manage all comments seamlessly. Their positive attitude and ability to collaborate with all parties set them apart.’

‘The partner and special counsel that stood out were Carina Antweil and Lakshmi Ramanathan. They went the extra mile every time.’

‘The group was very professional and did a first-rate job on a difficult project.’

 

Key clients

Barclays Capital Inc.

BKV Corporation

BofA Securities, Inc.

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric

CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.

Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

Clearway Energy Operating LLC

Coterra Energy Inc. (formerly Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation)

DNB Markets, Inc.

Dream Finders Homes, Inc.

DZS, Inc.

EnLink Midstream, LLC

Imperial Capital

Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Liberty Media Corporation

Martin Midstream Partners L.P.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

NRG Energy, Inc.

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Seaport Global Securities LLC

SHUAA Capital PSC

Stephens, Inc.

Summit Midstream Partners, LP

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Swire Pacific Limited

Transocean Inc.

Waste Management, Inc.

Wells Fargo Securities LLC

Westlake Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented the underwriters in a $1.6bn debentures offering for Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
  • Advised WM on a $1.25bn senior notes offering.
  • Represented CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp in a $1.2bn offering of senior notes.

Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Baker Botts L.L.P. has an established capital markets practice, driven to a large extent by energy sector offerings. It has achieved a significant market share in high-yield debt, representing issuers and gaining particular prominence in underwriter-side engagements in recent times. The firm has a number of senior practitioners that are recognised for their expertise in high-yield and has growing credibility in sustainability-linked offerings. Houston based Joshua Davidson and Douglas Getten co-head the capital markets and MLP practice group are particularly noted for high-yield debt transactions, both having a large stable of issuer and underwriter clients.

Practice head(s):

Samantha Hale Crispin; Josh Davidson; Doug Getten

Key clients

Barclays Capital Inc.

BKV Corporation

BofA Securities, Inc.

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric

CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.

Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

Clearway Energy Operating LLC

Coterra Energy Inc. (formerly Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation)

DNB Markets, Inc.

Dream Finders Homes, Inc.

DZS, Inc.

EnLink Midstream, LLC

Imperial Capital

Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Liberty Media Corporation

Martin Midstream Partners L.P.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

NRG Energy, Inc.

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Seaport Global Securities LLC

SHUAA Capital PSC

Stephens, Inc.

Summit Midstream Partners, LP

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Swire Pacific Limited

Transocean Inc.

Waste Management, Inc.

Wells Fargo Securities LLC

Westlake Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Transocean in its $1.175bn Senior Secured Notes Offering and Related Conditional Redemption of Secured Notes.
  • Advised Wells Fargo Securities in Crestwood Midstream Partners LP’s Private Offering of Unsecured Notes.
  • Represented the underwriters in Vital Energy, Inc.’s upsized offering of $900m of senior notes.

Finance > Project finance Tier 3

A firm that provides a ‘perfect understanding of client needs’ and a ‘deep knowledge of the business and market situations’, Baker Botts L.L.P. is dual-equipped to advise on a variety of debt and equity transactions as well as sophisticated tax equity financings. The group is witnessing an increased flow of both domestic and cross-border mandates across a number of different sectors such as oil and LNG, clean fuels, renewables and electric transmission, working with an esteemed roster of clients that includes multinational power producers and global asset managers. Dino Barajas spearheads the group from San Francisco who compliments his financing prowess with expert asset knowledge and an extensive cross-border practice that particularly focuses on Latin American projects. New York’s Ellen Friedman works with both developers and sponsors on renewable and energy transition ventures that includes, but is not limited to, solar, wind and battery storage projects as well as blue hydrogen and carbon capture and storage facilities. Houston-based Michael Bresson‘s federal income tax expertise ensures he is frequently sought out by a wealth of investors for their tax equity financing transactions, whereas New York’s John Papaspanos, while also possessing sharp tax acumen, has engaged with a breadth of M&A and debt financing structures over the past twelve months. Also based in New York, Frank Schoen is highlighted for his project finance, leveraged finance and acquisition finance work that spans both conventional and renewable energy sources. Vladimir Fet has advised on multiple high-value financings for various large sponsors and energy providers, operating out of San Francisco.

Practice head(s):

Dino Barajas

Testimonials

‘Bryan Henderson is a standout partner across all law-firms I have worked with in my 20 year career. He is a highly skilled and knowledgeable lawyer, but more importantly, he is always business-savvy and pragmatic in his approach. His client service is top notch. ’

‘Deep knowledge of the business and market situation, even in new, emerging and uncertain businesses. Perfect understanding of client needs, total flexibility to adapt to required schedules, even if very tight. Great negotiation skills with difficult partners’

‘Lots of high level partner attention and knowledge.’

‘John Papaspanos truly goes above and beyond and makes himself available when his client needs, day or night, repeatedly.’

‘Good knowledge of energy and the products that we transact. Well versed in energy enabling agreements, as well as generation project financing documentation. Very thorough in working through large documents and applying specific clauses and terms that are important to us and the deal we are working on.’

Key clients

AES Corporation, The

BKV Corporation

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners

Centaurus Renewable Energy LLC

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

CIM Group LLC

EDPR NA Distributed Generation LLC

Global Atlantic Financial Company

Panamint Capital LLC

Parasol Renewable Energy LLC

Sunnova Energy International, Inc.

Transmission Developers, Inc.

Repsol S.A.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Sunnova Energy International Inc. in connection with a $3.0 billion loan guarantee agreement between Sunnova and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office, which equates to a 90% guarantee of up to $3.3 billion of term loans, to support solar loans originated by Sunnova under a new solar loan channel named “Project Hestia.”
  • Represented a subsidiary of BKV Corporation (BKV), in partnership with Banpu Power US Corporation, as it closed on the purchase of the Temple II power plant, a natural gas-fuelled power plant, located in Temple, Texas and the financing of such acquisition and for working capital needs of both the Temple I and Temple II projects with affiliates of Beal Bank, as seller and lender.
  • Represented Sunnova Energy (the Borrower) in a back-leverage warehouse facility to finance portfolios of residential solar assets that are held in tax equity funds.

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 3

Baker Botts L.L.P. has a full-service intellectual property litigation team with expertise litigating patent infringement disputes both at trial and appellate level for major tech clients such as Abbott, AT&T and Cisco. The IP litigation group is co-chaired by Douglas Kubehl in Dallas and Roger Fulghum in Houston as well as New York-based lawyer Jennifer Tempesta, who focuses on patent litigation in the district courts and at the International Trade Commission, and Dallas partner Christa Brown-Sanford, who focuses on licensing and patent prosecution in the energy and tech spaces. Robert Maier is knowledgeable in all types of IP litigation. The group also includes Sarah Guske, who has particular expertise in software and electronics patent litigation and is praised by clients as having ‘a unique ability to chart a course from the early stages all the way to trial‘, and patent litigator Katharine Burke in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Christa Brown-Sanford; Jennifer Tempesta; Doug Kubehl; Roger Fulghum

Other key lawyers:

Robert Maier; Sarah Guske; Katharine Burke; Hopkins Guy; Jeremy Taylor; Eliot Williams; Kurt Pankratz

Testimonials

‘The different offices seem to work together very well, which means that they can put together a national team with the best talent for a particular case. This helps with cost control and quality.’

‘Jeremey Taylor manages litigation teams better than anyone that I know. For patent litigation, quality and price control depend upon the training provided to junior and mid-level attorneys. He seems to always develop great teams, which gives him the ability to produce high quality work at a reasonable price.

‘Sarah Guske is incredibly creative and experienced. For difficult or company-critical cases, she has a unique ability to chart a course from the early stages all the way to trial. She stays deeply involved with strategy from the early stages, which is uncommon for trial lawyers of her experience.’

‘The Baker Botts patent litigation team around Hopkins Guy has breadth and depth. Hopkins and his colleagues are very talented.’

‘Hopkins Guy is a master attorney. He is a brilliant strategist and an excellent courtroom lawyer. Eliot Williams is exceptionally talented, and is an excellent oral advocate. Kurt Pankratz is a terrific courtroom lawyer.’

Key clients

AT&T Mobility LLC

Textron Innovations Inc.

Motorola Solutions

Toyota North America Motor Inc.

Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co

ON Semiconductor

DISH Network

Samsung Electronics Co.

Lyft, Inc.

Tile, Inc.

Mastercard, Inc.

American Honda Motor Co.

Netflix

Qualcomm

NEC Corporation

Garmin International

Booking Holdings

Arista Networks

Work highlights

  • Represented Textron Innovations Inc. in a trial against SZ DJI Technology in which a jury awarded Textron $278.9m in damages, finding that DJI directly and indirectly infringed two patents.
  • Assisted DISH Network with reversing a $469m patent judgement where the jury had found that DISH infringed ClearPlay’s patents.
  • Assisted Helmerich & Payne with obtaining a settlement after Nabors Drilling Technologies brought an eight-patent case against the client.

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission) Tier 3

Baker Botts L.L.P. has a team of ‘true experts on International Trade Commission litigation‘ capable of handling a broad variety of Section 337 proceedings for the likes of Motorola Solutions, DISH Network and CMC Materials. Lisa Kattan is hailed as an ‘ITC Superstar’ as well as a ‘fierce advocate and a good writer’ and has vast experience litigating before the ITC; Kattan co-chairs the team together with IP specialists Christa Brown-Sanford, based in Dallas, and Jennifer Tempesta, who practices from New York. Katharine Burke focuses on intellectual property litigation and licensing and handles patent infringement cases related to telecoms, mobile phone operating systems and medical devices. New York-based trial lawyer Robert Maier handles IP cases across a broad range of technologies. Patent and trade secret litigator Tommy Martin is also a key contact for the firm’s ITC practice.

Practice head(s):

Lisa Kattan; Christa Brown-Sanford; Jennifer Tempesta

Testimonials

‘Lisa Kattan and team are true experts on International Trade Commission litigation. They know the rules, both written and unwritten, and the players, and have tremendous insight into how to be successful in that forum.’

‘Lisa Kattan is an ITC superstar. She knows the process and the players cold. She’s a fierce advocate and a good writer.’

‘Lisa Kattan is a leading ITC practitioner.’

Key clients

Brother Industries Ltd.

CMC Materials, Inc.

Kiss Nail Products, Inc.

CVS Health Corporation

Ulta Beauty, Inc.

Walmart Inc.

FUJIFILM Corporation

Oxford Nanopore Technologies

DISH Network

Huber+Suhner

Motorola Solutions

Work highlights

  • Acted for CMC Materials, Inc in a patent infringement case against DuPont de Nemours, obtaining a favorable International Trade Commission initial determination.
  • Represented DISH Technologies L.L.C. and Sling TV L.L.C. in a patent infringement case against Peloton, iFit and Lululemon’s subsidiary Mirror before the International Trade Commission.
  • Acted for KISS Nail Products, Inc. in a case in which the ITC determined that there has been no violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act caused by KISS’s accused products.

Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) Tier 3

Praised for its ‘fast, to the point and comprehensive’ trademark practice, Baker Botts L.L.P. demonstrates considerable proficiencies in a diverse spectrum of sectors, ranging from electronics and financial services to entertainment and music. Leading the practice from the firm’s Dallas office is Paul Reilly is routinely entrusted by clients to assist with trademark clearance, domestic and international scale rebranding and global prosecution mandates, while Suzanne Hengl, who strengthens the practice with her expertise in prosecution, brand protection and enforcement, leads the team from New York. In Austin, Christopher Palermo is notably well-versed in handling mandates relating to various technologies, including AI, e-procurement, networking and robotics. In New York, Julie Albert fields a considerable workload across technology, media, entertainment, fashion, consumer products and beverage sectors.

Practice head(s):

Paul Reilly; Suzanne Hengl

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Baker Botts’ strength is in the attention they give to trademark prosecution enquiries – fast, to the point and comprehensive.’

‘Suzanne Hengl responds to emails, requests for information promptly, and in a friendly manner. She listens to suggestions and provides clarification and explanation in a clear and diplomatic manner, making one feel her desire to assist.’

Work highlights

  • Manages Mother Parker’s domestic and international trademark portfolio, providing a full suite of services including advice concerning use and registrability, trademark disputes and enforcement issues, advertising and claim substantiation issues, and a variety of IP and IP-related agreements, including licenses and distribution agreements.
  • Advising FUJIFILM on trademark and advertising related matters, including rendering clearance opinions, managing the client’s domestic trademark portfolio, counseling on brand protection for critical new company product launches, and negotiating pre-litigation agreements.
  • Advising PepsiCo on intellectual property issues, including trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, advertising and copyright issues.

Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 3

At Baker Botts L.L.P., the team handles a broad array of issues, ranging from tech-related venture capital transactions to outsourcing and development arrangements, as well as licensing matters. The team primarily works with clients in the digital infrastructure, energy tech, and life sciences sectors. The practice is jointly led by Dallas-based Samantha Hale Crispin, who handles corporate transactions, private equity deals, and strategic alliances for clients in the TMT sector, and New York-based Jonathan Gordon, who assists clients with both public and private M&A as well as with the acquisition and sale of digital assets. In Washington DC, Luke Pedersen offers know-how in cloud computing, SaaS agreements, and open-source software.

Practice head(s):

Samantha Hale Crispin; Jonathan Gordon

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

AB Dynamics PLC

Advanced Technologies Group

Airdyne Aerospace

Aireon Technologies

American Honda Motor Co.

Bluedot Innovation, Inc.

BMC Software

Broken Hill Proprietary (USA) Inc.

Brother Industries Ltd.

Chime Inc.

Cipla Ltd.

ConsenSys Software Inc.

Dolan Family, The

DXC Technology Company

DZS, Inc.

Eaton Corporation

Eden GeoPower, Inc.

Element3 Health, Inc.

Envision Peripherals, Inc.

ESO Solutions, Inc.

Fathom5 Corporation

Form Automation Solutions, Inc.

GrubHub Holdings Inc.

Halcyon House LLC

Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Harland & Wolff

Hyperscience

Hyphen Solutions, LLC

i2Chain, Inc.

Ifly Holdings LLC

Iridium Technologies

Lazarus3D, Inc.

Legato Capital Management, LLC

Liberty Media Corporation

Logicworks

Lorin Selby

Ludis Analytics Inc.

Lyft, Inc.

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp.

Mediacom Communications Corporation

Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC

MIR Ventures

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

MSG Networks Inc.

NEC Corporation

Novacap TMT VI L.P.

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited

Platina Systems Corporation

Preem Inc.

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Saudi Research and Media Group

Selby Partners Consulting LLC

Swiftly Systems, Inc.

SwiftSku Incorporated

Swire Pacific Limited

TechsoMed Medical Technologies Ltd.

Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Versogen, Inc.

Warwick Carbon Solutions Development Company LP

Work highlights

  • Advised BHP Ventures on a wide range of venture financings and transactions in the tech and energy tech space, including 16 separate financing transactions totaling $299m.
  • Advised Swiftly Systems on its $100m Series C funding round and acted as general counsel in numerous matters.
  • Represented Versogen as general counsel, corporate counsel, and transactional counsel in its first institutional round of venture funding, raising $16.75m.

Tax > International tax Tier 3

Baker Botts L.L.P. has expertise in all facets of federal income tax considerations facing both foreign and domestic corporations, routinely providing clients with tax advice in connection with M&A and capital market transactions. The firm has a notably strong energy tax practice often structuring and solving complex tax issues for upstream oil and gain transactions, midstream transactions, MLP, LNG projects, and electric transmission and distribution projects. The tax team is co-headed by Steve Marcus and Derek Green. Green advises international oil and gas companies, oil field services companies, and offshore drilling companies on US federal income tax matters in relation to cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and international joint ventures. Jon Lobb provides tax planning advice to clients in connection with cross-border investments and transactions, including intercompany restructurings and domestic and international energy projects. Katie McEvilly’s practice focuses on tax-efficient structures for domestic and international M&A, joint ventures, separations, restructurings, and other reorganizations.

Practice head(s):

Steve Marcus; Derek Green

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Transocean Ltd.

Liberty Latin America

Hoegh LNG Partners, LP

Seadrill Ltd.

BP America Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Seadrill Limited in the $958 million acquisition of Aquadrill LLC.
  • Advised Liberty Latin America Ltd. and América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V on an agreement to combine their respective Chilean operations, VTR and Claro Chile, to form a 50/50 joint venture.
  • Advised Transocean in the $486 million buyout of a Joint Venture formed to acquire Deepwater Drillship.

Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 3

Baker Botts L.L.P. maintains longstanding expertise in the energy, technology, and financial services sectors and is highly active in both federal and SALT matters. The group, which demonstrates expertise in audits, appeals, and litigation, is additionally noted for its robust private client practice, which has expertise in estate and gift tax disputes. Houston-based SALT chair Renn Neilson covers disputes relating to sales tax, property tax, and income tax and is particularly sought out by clients in the energy sector. John Porter and Keri Brown work alongside Neilson in the Houston office and are both highly active on behalf of high net worth individuals and families. San Francisco’s Jon Feldhammer has a broad practice covering work for both individuals and public companies, while Ben Geslison, in Houston, is experienced as a trial and appellate litigator. William Gorrod left the firm in February 2024.

Practice head(s):

Renn Neilson

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Most firms that handle estate and gift tax controversy matters are just dabbling in it – this firm is the stand-out firm that focuses on that specific niche area.’

‘Keri Brown is a thought leader in the field. Her advice is practical, direct, and innovative.’

Key clients

Archrock Partners Operating, LLC

Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

ENGIE North, America, Inc.

Howard Energy Partners

Hunt Woodbine Realty Corp.

Kinder Morgan Production Company, LLC

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lorraine Bean and Northern Trust Co.

Midcoast Energy, LLC

MoneyGram International, Inc.

QEP Energy Company

Solaris Oilfield Site Services Operating

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Texas Instruments Incorporated

USA Compression Services LLC

Work highlights

  • Assisted Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC, a subsidiary of client Cheniere Energy, Inc., with a long-running sales-tax audit of its under-construction multibillion-dollar LNG processing plant.
  • Represented ENGIE North America in several matters involving construction of highly capital-intensive renewables projects and the various state tax incentive agreements negotiated with local governments.
  • Advised Texas-based Archrock Partners Operating LLC in connection with its extensive effort to assess and comply with state sales and use tax laws on the provision of natural-gas compression services, before the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Arguably best known for its record in local intermediate and higher appellate courts, including the Texas Supreme Court, Baker Botts L.L.P.’s Texas-centered team also has experience arguing before all 13 Courts of Appeals, numerous state appellate courts and SCOTUS. The firm’s signature oil and gas expertise ensures that energy-related appeals are a strong suit, with the team recently securing a win for Vitol Americas Corp in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in a case upholding a $147m breach-of-contract judgment against Targa Channelview. Houston-based Macey Reasoner Stokes heads the appellate practice and led on the Vitol Americas work. Also recommended are Houston’s Aaron Streett, who fronts the Supreme Court and constitutional law group, and Austin-based former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice, Thomas Phillips.

Practice head(s):

Macey Reasoner Stokes; Aaron Streett

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Phillips; Stephanie Cagniart; Mark Little; Kevin Sadler; Scott Powers; David Arlington; Brendan Day

Testimonials

‘The lawyers at Baker Botts are dedicated, available 24/7, plan ahead on litigation projects and are overall excellent litigators. Very dedicated to the client. Outstanding work.’

‘Kevin Sadler, Scott Powers, David Arlington, Brendan Day are all top litigators.’

Key clients

AT&T

Baylor College of Medicine

BCCA Appeal Group

Calpine Corporation

CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp

Charter Day School

Chevron Corporation

COG Operating LLC

Committee on Investment of Employee Benefits

ConocoPhillips Company

Credit Suisse AG / Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

DISH Network

Dril-Quip

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Ernst & Young LLP

FedEx Freight

FINRA

GMG Health Systems Associates.

Halliburton Energy Services

ITC Holdings

Official Stanford Investors Committee

JSW Steel (USA)

Keurig Dr Pepper

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC

Landry’s

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lowe’s Companies

Lyft

Magnolia Oil & Gas Operating LLC

MP Gulf of Mexico LLC

Mullen, Katheryn

National Association of Clean Water Agencies

Phillips 66

Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County

Repsol Oil & Gas LLC

Sempra Energy

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Tenaris Bay City

Texas Oil & Gas Association

US Chamber of Commerce

Vitol Americas Corp

Werner Enterprises

Xcel Energy

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Vitol Americas Corp in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in a case upholding a $147m breach-of-contract judgment against Targa Channelview.
  • Successfully acted on behalf of a multi-client group to win a judicial stay of the Environmental Protection Agency’s multi-state interstate transport rule.
  • Successfully represented an individual before the US Supreme Court in an appeal discussing questions of religious liberty in the employment context.

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 4

Baker Botts L.L.P. is recognized for its prowess when it comes to oil, gas, and energy-related disputes, though the national practice group’s caseload also encompasses a full range of complex commercial matters, including issues of contract and fiduciary duty, unfair competition, false advertising, as well as product and professional liability. Managing partner Danny David and ‘amazing talent’ Amy Hefley co-head the team from Houston alongside Washington DC’s Bridget Moore, who is noted for her expertise in securities litigation and white-collar investigations. Austin’s Stephanie Cagniart stands out for her experience arguing before multiple courts of appeals including the Texas Supreme Court.

Practice head(s):

Danny David; Bridget Moore; Amy Hefley

Other key lawyers:

Michael Calhoon; Richard Harper; Stephanie Cagniart

Testimonials

‘What makes them unique is the amazing talent that is part of the team, including Amy Hefley. ’

‘They care about their clients and give 100% to your case.’

‘Attention to detail, open honest communications, caring and kind attorneys ’

‘When it comes to dispute resolution, Baker Botts’ practice is exceptional in every way. Above all, the advice they provide throughout an engagement is what we value the most. We certainly feel like their engagement with the other side is exceptional as well, but their ability to guide us to a resolution with the minimal amount of disruption to our business is what makes them stand above other firms we’ve used in the past. Amy Hefley in particular!’

Key clients

Alta Power LLC

Assertio Therapeutics

AT&T

Atmos Energy Corporation

Avangrid Texas Renewables, LLC

BMC Software, Inc.

Bristow FDBA ERA Group, Inc.

Brownsville GMS, Ltd.

C&S Wholesale Grocers

Calpine Corporation

Charles Schwab Corporation

Clearway Energy Group

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Dairy Farmers of America

Dell Technologies

Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP

DXC Technology Company/ Computer Sciences Corporation

EDP Renewables

ENGIE North America, Inc.

Ernst & Young

Ford Motor Credit Company

Formula One World Championship Limited

Grant Thornton

Halliburton Company

H-E-B, LP

Hough Distribution LLC

Hyper Wear Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.

Koch Energy Services

KPMG LLP

Liberty Media Corporation

Lovett Industrial

Lowe’s Companies

Lyft, Inc.

Murphy Oil Corporation

NRG Energy, Inc.

PepsiCo

Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Skyline Renewables

Southwestern Energy

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Talen Energy Corporation

TPC Group, Inc.

Westlake Chemical Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Lovett Industrial in an arbitration stemming from Nuveen Global Investments LLC’s attempt to avoid closing on the sale of a $90m commercial real estate development deal.

Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Baker Botts L.L.P. is best known for its work in the energy sector, frequently representing issuers and underwriters. It has maintained a solid pipeline of equity offering engagements from the energy sector and is at the forefront of Master Limited Partnership (MLP) IPOs and structured equity products. It has also continued to work on several headline SPAC transactions, while at-the-market offerings have been prevalent for the team. Houston based Joshua Davidson and Douglas Getten co-head the capital markets team and are prominent names in energy sector offerings.

Practice head(s):

Samantha Hale Crispin; Josh Davidson; Doug Getten

Testimonials

‘The group was very professional and did a first-rate job on a difficult project.’

 

Key clients

Barclays Capital Inc.

BKV Corporation

BofA Securities, Inc.

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric

CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.

Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

Clearway Energy Operating LLC

Coterra Energy Inc. (formerly Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation)

DNB Markets, Inc.

Dream Finders Homes, Inc.

DZS, Inc.

EnLink Midstream, LLC

Imperial Capital

Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Liberty Media Corporation

Martin Midstream Partners L.P.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

NRG Energy, Inc.

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Seaport Global Securities LLC

SHUAA Capital PSC

Stephens, Inc.

Summit Midstream Partners, LP

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Swire Pacific Limited

Transocean Inc.

Waste Management, Inc.

Wells Fargo Securities LLC

Westlake Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented the underwriters in the initial public offering of TXO Energy Partners.
  • Represented the underwriters in the initial public offering of Mach Natural Resources.
  • Acted as capital markets advisor in the $280m business combination of Bluescape Clean Fuels, LLC and CENAQ Energy Corp.

Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 4

The multidisciplinary practice at Baker Botts L.L.P. is formed of specialists in IP, employment, commercial and tech law, the range of which are channelled into its trade secrets offering.  The team is experienced defending its corporate clients in claims of misappropriation brought by competitors. Tech and energy are the key industry sectors of focus for the practice and it represents such names as Mastercard and Dell Technologies on an ongoing basis. Christa Brown-Sanford based in Dallas is the firm’s IP department chair, Jennifer Tempesta in New York is the IP group’s deputy chair, while David Wille, also in Dallas, co-chairs the trade secrets group alongside Cheryl Cauley in Palo Alto. Houston’s Danny David and Paul Morico are key trial lawyers in the team, and Katharine Burke in Washington DC is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Christa Brown-Sanford; Jennifer Tempesta; David Wille; Cheryl Cauley

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

  • Secured a major victory for the client in a lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Representing the client in trade secrets litigation against its competitor, successfully defeating the summary judgment motion in the ongoing case.
  • Represented the client in an ongoing misappropriation of trade secrets case filed against them by a competitor.

Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 4

Baker Botts L.L.P. is renowned for its ‘sophisticated, practical advice’ on all aspects of compensation and employee benefit plans under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. The firm tackles emerging issues such as pay-versus-performance disclosure, clawback provisions, and non-compete clauses. New York-based Robin Melman, at the helm of the practice, addresses corporate governance matters, disclosure requirements, and tax implications associated with management transitions and transaction negotiations. Jason Loden in Dallas offers his expertise in qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and welfare benefit schemes, and Houston’s Gail Stewart is well-versed in equity-based incentive plans, golden parachute arrangements, and designing executive compensation programs. Meanwhile, Katie Birnhak in New York advises both public and private firms on various executive compensation matters.

Practice head(s):

Robin Melman; Stephen Marcus

Other key lawyers:

Jason Loden; Gail Stewart; David Schiller; Gabriela Alvarez; Katie Birnhak

Testimonials

‘Fantastic close-knit team, who provides sophisticated, practical advice and is extremely client-friendly and service-oriented.’

‘We’ve worked very closely with Robin Melman and Katie Birnhak. Top-notch employment compensation team.’

‘Robin Melman is a strong lawyer in this field.’

Key clients

Acacia Research Corporation

Atlanta Braves Holdings, Inc.

BKV Corporation

Bristow Group Inc.

Cactus, Inc.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

ConocoPhillips

Coterra Energy Inc. (formerly Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation)

CTF Development, Inc.

Eagle Materials Inc.

Enlink Midstream, LLC / Enlink Midstream Partners, LP

GCI Liberty, Inc.

Governance Committee of Veritex Holdings

Hines Interests Limited Partnership

IBEW-NECA Southwestern Health & Benefit Fund

Insperity

Jones Energy II, Inc.

Liberty Broadband Corporation

Liberty Latin America

Liberty Media Corporation

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings

Martin Resource Management Corporation

Murphy Exploration & Production Company

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Noble Corporation PLC

Novacap

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Oceaneering International, Inc.

Qurate Retail, Inc.

RWE Trading Americas Inc.

Schlumberger Limited

Southern Company Gas

Southern Methodist University

Summit Midstream Partners, LP

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Westlake Chemical Corporation

WW International, Inc.

Zix Corporation

Work highlights

  • Worked with BKV Corporation to design and implement equity and executive compensation arrangements in anticipation of going public.
  • Represented Hibernia Energy III, LLC in its $2.25 billion sale of Midland Basin assets to Civitas Resource.
  • Acted as executive compensation counsel to Atlanta Braves Holdings, Inc.

Labor and employment > ERISA litigation Tier 4

Baker Botts L.L.P. offers broad expertise in ERISA litigation encompassing single-plaintiffs, multi-action plaintiffs, benefits and executive compensation and caters to clients from business, pension systems and fiduciaries. Another specific area of expertise in the energy industry, such as many international energy companies such as ExxonMobil Corporation and Halliburton turn to the group for ERISA litigation and advisory services. The team is led by experienced trial lawyer Tina Nguyen and Christopher Rillo, who focuses on ERISA litigation and class action defense. Matthew Sheridan and Sarah Reeves are other names of note.

Practice head(s):

Tina Nguyen; Christopher J. Rillo

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Aetna Inc., Aetna Health, Inc., Aetna Health Insurance Company of New York, Aetna Better Health, Inc.

Arbor MD Tree Care, Inc.

ConocoPhillips Company

ExxonMobil Corporation

Halliburton

Houston Municipal Employees Pension System

IBEW-NECA Southwestern Health & Benefit Fund

Netflix Corporation

Oceaneering International

Patterson-UTI Energy (Formerly Seventy Seven Energy Inc.)

Phillips 66

Principal Financial Services, Inc.

Schlumberger Limited

Sunnova

Transocean Inc.

United Employee Benefit Fund

Work highlights

  • Advising ConocoPhillips Company and the ConocoPhillips Company Benefits Committee in a putative ERISA class action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.
  • Representing United Employee Benefit Fund in a complex matter involving a U.S. Department of Labor investigation into a Taft Hartley welfare plan.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 4

The ‘fantastic, sophisticated and client-friendly’ team at Baker Botts L.L.P. has in-depth expertise in the full gamut of corporate matters, spanning from cross-border M&A, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships. The practice is especially well regarded for its renewable energy and telecom specialism and maintains close relationships with leading American providers such as CenterPoint Energy and EnLink Midstream, with Dallas-based co-head Samantha Crispin specializing in capital markets and strategic business transactions. Energy M&A expert Natasha Khan co-heads the team from Houston, where Clint Rancher handles general corporate matters and both Carina Antweil and Jamie Yarbrough advise public and private corporations on securities issues. Operating out of New York, Jonathan Gordon focuses on spin-offs and Neil Torpey concentrates on leveraged buyouts since his arrival from Paul Hastings LLP in March 2023. Jonathan Bobinger left the firm in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Samantha Crispin; Natasha Khan

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Fantastic, sophisticated, practical and client-friendly team of professionals. Highly recommend Baker Botts’ M&A team.’

‘Samantha Crispin and Jon Platt have been our primary points of contact. Both seasoned and excellent attorneys whom I would highly recommend.’

Key clients

SUNNOVA ENERGY CORPORATION

SEADRILL LIMITED

BKV CORPORATION

NOVACAP TMT V, LP

CENTERPOINT ENERGY, INC.

TRANSOCEAN LTD.

LIBERTY LATIN AMERICA LTD.

LEGACY STAR CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC

ENLINK MIDSTREAM, LLC

AVELLINO LAB USA, INC.

JEFFERIES FINANCIAL GROUP

NGP ENERGY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC

INVERSIONES ATLANTIDA, S.A.

MATADOR RESOURCES COMPANY

WESTLAKE CORPORATION

EAGLE MATERIALS, INC.

DAWSON GEOPHYSICAL

OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Work highlights

  • Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the almost $1bn acquisition of renewable energy company Opdenergy.
  • Advised Seadrill Limited on the approximately $1bn acquisition of Aquadrill LLC.
  • Advised Liberty Latin America on the $256m acquisition of DISH Network’s spectrum assets in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 4

Baker Botts L.L.P.’s non-contentious tax department, primarily operating out of Texas, has an excellent reputation for its expertise in the energy space, regularly advising on mergers, joint ventures, restructurings, and spin-offs, as well as for its SALT practice. Dallas-based practice head Steve Marcus has longstanding expertise advising a wide variety of clients, particularly in the real estate and energy sectors. His expertise covers private equity investments, MLPs and REITs transactions, qualified opportunity zone investments, corporate spinoffs, M&A, and joint ventures. Houston’s Michael Bresson specializes in matters involving renewable energy transactions, publicly traded partnerships, YieldCos, and MLPs. Derek Green, with considerable experience in the oil and gas space, is deputy chair of the practice in Houston. William Gorrod, dividing his time between the firm’s San Francisco and New York offices, advises corporate clients and flow-through entities across a wide range of industries, including tech, financial services, energy, real estate, retail, manufacturing, and pharma. Joshua Mandell and Jon Lobb both stand out for their contributions. Tamar Stanley left the firm in May 2023 for an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Steve Marcus; Derek Green

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Josh Mandell and Jon Lobb are the two partners that I work with the most. Josh has great substantive tax expertise with complex debt instruments and other financial instruments, and Jon Lobb is my go-to for cross-border M&A and issues. Both are super responsive and have great judgment.’

‘The team has great substantive expertise and they are very responsive when issues arise.’

They offer depth of knowledge, availability, and practicality.’

Key clients

Sunnova Energy Corporation

TPC Group, Inc.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

Hines Interests Limited Partnership

Cheniere Energy, Inc.

BKV Corporation

Midcoast Energy, LLC

Seadrill Limited

TD Williamson, LLC

Archrock Services, L.P.

BHP Billiton

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC

NRG Energy, Inc.

ENGIE North America, Inc.

Koch Industries, Inc.

Jefferies Capital Partners

Matador Resources Company

Liberty Latin America Ltd.

Transocean Ltd.

Shell USA Inc.

Höegh LNG Partners LP

Sempra Energy

Hibernia Energy Resources III

CIM Group LLC

Delek US Holdings

Laredo Energy

USA Compression Services

CenterPoint Energy Corporation

Texas Instrumentals Incorporated

Port Arthur LNG, LLC

Lancium LLC

EDF Renewables North America

Solaris Oilfield Site Services Operating

Kinder Morgan Production Company, LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Matador Resources Company in connection with its $1.6 billion acquisition of Advance Energy Partners Holdings, LLC from EnCap Investments LP.
  • Assisted TPC Group with its $1.3 billion+ chapter 11 restructuring.
  • Advised Liberty Latin America Ltd. in the $4 billion combination of Chilean operations with América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. to form a 50/50 joint venture.

Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers Tier 5

Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 5

Based in Washington DC, Baker Botts L.L.P.’s construction and litigation practice is led by Connie Simmons Taylor, who assists a wide range of clients with documentation mandates and design negotiations, in addition to construction commissioning services. The team handles commercial and residential real estate matters, as well as advising US-based firms in large-scale, cross-border construction projects. ‘Exceptional’ Daniel Kruger handles EPC agreements, design defect claims, and LNG-related energy projects, while associate Sean O’Neill assists Kruger with various mandates for subcontractors and general contractors.

Practice head(s):

Connie Simmons Taylor

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Kruger; Sean O’Neill

Testimonials

‘Daniel Kruger is an exceptional member of the team. He is responsive, moves quickly to resolve issues as they arise, and I trust him to communicate directly with my internal business contacts.’

‘Sean O’Neill has been an amazing associate. I know I can always count on him to move things along and turn documents around speedily.’ 

Real estate Tier 5

In addition to advising on all aspects of transactions, the real estate practice at Baker Botts L.L.P. regularly handles restructuring and workouts nationwide, with numerous recent mandates relating to office and mixed-use properties. The formation and representation of investment funds is another area of specialism, as is their wide-reaching experience that encompasses qualified opportunity zone projects, energy, industrial and infrastructure developments. Based in Houston, head of real estate and construction Connie Simmons Taylor possesses transaction and leasing experience across all asset classes, particularly on the developer side. Paul Landen, known for his joint venture and debt financing experience, is another key name in Houston, with Dallas-based Jeremy Gott also an active member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Connie Taylor

Other key lawyers:

Paul Landon; Jeremy Gott; Dan Kruger

Testimonials

‘I really enjoy working with Dan Kruger. He’s smart and gets to the heart of the matter quickly.’

‘Baker Botts, specifically, Paul Landen, has been crucial to our real estate transactions.’

‘What makes Paul stand out is his dedication to us as a client and his patience in helping us work through problems.’

‘Dan Kruger is intelligent and user friendly. He was extremely helpful on an industrial commercial lease. ’

 

Key clients

Hines

Hunt Realty Investments, Inc.

The Rockefeller Group, Inc.

Lovett Industrial LLC

International trade > Customs, export controls and economic sanctions

Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Baker Botts L.L.P.‘s privacy and cybersecurity team, led by Matthew Baker in San Francisco, assists clients in developing global compliance programs, crisis management, and regulatory investigations.

Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactions

Digital infrastructure is a key focus at Baker Botts L.L.P. and the firm advises on terrestrial and subsea fiber transactions, and tower and data center projects. The practice, led by Samantha Hale Crispin in Dallas, Natasha Khan in Houston, and Jonathan Gordon in New York, has also carved out a niche in the Latin American telecoms and digital infrastructure market; as a key advisor to Liberty Latin America, the firm is involved in acquisitions, mobile tower site monetization agreements and the negotiation of spectrum asset agreements.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration Tier 3

Baker Botts L.L.P. has a rich background in Latin America international arbitration. With a strong background in public international law cases, the firm has also built out a thriving commercial arbitration practice. The firm is noted for its ongoing representation of a sovereign state in Latin America as well as a number of state-owned enterprises. It has also built a foreign investor client base, along with further oil and gas businesses in Brazil. Much of the practice centres on oil and gas, power, electricity generation and renewables, along with some political risk matters for US property developers. Alejandro Escobar leads the firm’s public international law practice from London, where he has a lengthy track record in sovereign cases. Houston’s Edward Schorr is also noted for cases related to Brazil, while New York partner Andrew Behrman provides further senior firepower. London senior associate Ernesto Féliz De Jesús is a public international law specialist with a focus on Latin America. The practice was further strengthened with the hires of former Sidley Austin LLP international arbitration partner Jennifer Haworth McCandless and managing associate, María Carolina Durán (as special counsel) to the firm’s Washington DC office in August 2023.

Practice head(s):

Alejandro Escobar; Andrew Behrman; Johannes Koepp

Testimonials

I believe that it is a firm that has very high-level professionals and that, having offices worldwide, has extensive experience. Additionally, its professionals have a thorough management of international legislation, as well as a very adequate development of several languages, which translates into better customer service.

The members of the Baker Botts firm team have demonstrated at all times to have an adequate business vision, offering permanent, high-quality services and guaranteeing the client an adequate defense of their interests. Alejandro Escobar has served as a team leader, constantly demonstrating his extensive knowledge of international law, he has great leadership skills and manages an appropriate approach to both the problems and the legal defence strategies of the client. He is a top-level professional, very analytical, with extensive experience and who stands out particularly in his interventions in hearings, helping the client to obtain an advantageous position.’

The mastery of the technical aspects that support the cases handled by the firm is highly appreciable. The team that currently works is multidisciplinary and we cannot ignore the importance of providing spaces for women lawyers in such complex cases. Local law firms rarely include women in case strategy.

Alejandro Escobar, partner of the firm and team leader. His standard of work is very demanding. He has a natural aptitude for aligning his team members and those who collaborate on his issues with the established objectives, which facilitates the fulfillment of the established goals and objectives. Ernesto Feliz de Jesus – his understanding of the complex technical issues that are analysed as part of the legal strategies of each matter is impressive.

My experience with them was exceptional, with emphasis on the composition of the team. Four people from Baker Botts were very dedicated to the case, each with a different profile. Edward is very senior and experienced and was concerned with storytelling and how to get our messages across to the arbitral tribunal. Andrew [Behrman] is brilliant and provided invaluable input. Derek [Craig] is very attentive to detail and has an incredible ability to write little and accurately. Thaysa [Panza de Paula] was able to facilitate communication because she is Brazilian.

Edward Schorr did not spare any trips to Brazil to meet with the client, with us, and with factual and technical witnesses. Andrew [Behrman] is probably one of the most brilliant lawyers I have ever met (I just don’t say the most brilliant because I have met a lot of good people, like Toby Landau and the late Johnny Veeder). He would grasp the problem quickly and propose efficient solutions.

Maria Carolina Durán will soon be a leader in the field.

I want to highlight Maria Carolina Durán, who is an exceptional lawyer with great handling of complex cases. She is a lawyer to follow.

Baker Botts is a leading international law firm with 11 offices located in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Based on its experience and knowledge of its clients’ industries, the firm is recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Baker Botts lawyers work on a range of complex legal issues, including global energy and renewables projects, intellectual property, commercial litigation, corporate transactions, environmental compliance challenges and tax disputes. The firm has worked on behalf of clients in more than 100 countries, and the firm regularly consults on matters that have a local, regional and global impact.

Main areas of practice
Corporate department: Corporate lawyers handle complex matters, advising clients on a full range of corporate, securities and financing matters, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt for both issuers and underwriters or placement agents. In addition, the firm’s corporate lawyers have extensive experience in private equity and venture capital fund transactions and specialised financing in domestic and international contexts.

Global projects department: Global projects lawyers provide clients with in-depth legal advice in the world’s major energy-producing regions. Areas include: oil and gas, project development and finance, real estate, energy regulatory and international trade. These focus on energy and infrastructure projects in both development and operational stages, as well as advisement in respect to regulatory, import/export, finance and commercial business transactions often required after these projects commence.

Intellectual property department: The firm offers a national and international practice including patent litigation, patent procurement, patent licensing and due diligence. Other areas of practice include strategic IP counselling, trademark acquisition, trademark and copyright litigation, franchise and distribution and other intellectual property transactions. With the skill set to protect and advance clients goals, combined with technical knowledge and industry experience, firm lawyers are able to work with clients facing complex technology issues.

Litigation department: Litigators handle commercial, securities, professional liability, product liability, patent, white-collar, antitrust, international arbitration, environment and energy litigation, as well as the appellate issues that arise from these matters. The firm’s representations reflect the broad litigation practice, with matters ranging from wins in high-profile cases to precedent setting victories. The firm has one of the legal industry’s largest and most diverse environmental practices. The firm’s lawyers excel in courtrooms across the United States and internationally, helping resolve clients’ legal problems in a variety of industries.

Tax department: Comprised of four sections, including income tax, state tax, employee benefits and executive compensation and private clients services, the tax department provides advice to clients across the spectrum of business activities and investments. Lawyers develop plans and structures to achieve clients’ objectives while minimizing the impact of federal, state and international taxes. The firm also features a substantial employee benefits and executive compensation practice, and provides counselling to individuals, families and entrepreneurs on wealth transfer and succession planning tax issues.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Mike Bengtson (Chair) mike.bengtson@bakerbotts.com +1 512 322 2604
Corporate Samantha Hale Crispin (Chair) samantha.crispin@bakerbotts.com +1 214 953 6497
Global Projects Jason Bennett (Chair) jason.bennett@bakerbotts.com +1 713 229 1403
Intellectual Property Robert Scheinfeld (Chair) robert.scheinfeld@bakerbotts.com +1 212 408 2512
Litigation Danny David (Chair) danny.david@bakerbotts.com +1 713 229 4055
Litigation Bridget Moore (Chair) bridget.moore@bakerbotts.com +1 202 639 7740
Tax Stephen Marcus (Chair) steve.marcus@bakerbotts.com +1 214 953 6533
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Matthew Adler photo Mr Matthew Adler Partner
Emil  Barth photo Emil Barth Partner
Megan Berge  photo Megan Berge Partner
Mark Botti photo Mark Botti Partner
Jody Boudreault photo Ms Jody Boudreault Partner Chair – Antitrust Life SCiences & Healthcare
Katharine Burke photo Ms Katharine Burke Partner Practice Group Co-Chair – IP Litigation (Firmwide)
Michael Calhoon photo Mr Michael Calhoon Partner
Vern  Cassin photo Vern Cassin Partner
Heather  Choi photo Heather Choi Partner Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Kyle Clark  photo Kyle Clark Partner Practice Group Chair – White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations
Paul Cuomo photo Mr Paul Cuomo Partner
Brendan Dignan photo Brendan Dignan Partner BB Vets Affinity Group Chair
Lauren Dreyer photo Lauren Dreyer Partner
María Carolina Durán photo Ms María Carolina Durán Special Counsel
Thomas Fina photo Mr Thomas Fina Senior Counsel
Joshua  Frank photo Joshua Frank Partner
Catherine Gallagher photo Catherine Gallagher Senior Counsel
Elias B. Hinckley photo Elias B. Hinckley Partner
Thomas Holmberg photo Mr Thomas Holmberg Partner
William Jeffress photo Mr William Jeffress Senior Counsel
Debra Jezouit photo Debra Jezouit Partner
Lisa Kattan photo Ms Lisa Kattan Partner Department Chair – Practice Group Chair – ITC Litigation (Firmwide) &…
Erik  Koons photo Erik Koons Partner Chair – Antitrust Consumer Products
James  Kress photo James Kress Partner
Daniel Kruger photo Daniel Kruger Partner
Michael Loesch photo Michael Loesch Partner
Sterling Marchand photo Mr Sterling Marchand Partner
Carlos  Marquez photo Carlos Marquez Senior Associate
Tommy Martin photo Tommy Martin Partner
Kent  Mayo photo Kent Mayo Partner
Jennifer Haworth McCandless photo Ms Jennifer Haworth McCandless Partner
Steven Miles photo Mr Steven Miles Senior Counsel
Bridget Moore photo Bridget Moore Partner Department Chair – Litigation (Firmwide)
Ryan  Norfolk photo Ryan Norfolk Special Counsel
Sean P. O'Neill photo Sean P. O'Neill Associate
Jeffrey Oliver photo Mr Jeffrey Oliver Partner
Luke Pedersen photo Mr Luke Pedersen Partner Practice Group Co-Chair – IP Transactions (Firmwide)
James Rill photo Mr James Rill Senior Counsel
Jay Ryan  photo Jay Ryan Partner
Shailesh Sahay photo Shailesh Sahay Partner
Jana  Seidl photo Jana Seidl Senior Associate
Steve Solow photo Steve Solow Senior Counsel
Steven  Solow photo Steven Solow Senior Counsel
John  Taladay photo John Taladay Partner Section Chair – Antitrust & Competition Law (Firmwide)
Martha Thomsen photo Martha Thomsen Partner
Stacy Turner photo Stacy Turner Partner
Elaine Walsh photo Elaine Walsh Partner Department Chair – Global Projects (Washington D.C.) Practice Group Chair –…
Eliot  Williams photo Eliot Williams Partner Co-Practice Group Chair – PTAB Trials (Firmwide)
Christopher  Wilson photo Christopher Wilson Partner
Jeff Wood photo Jeff Wood Partner
Jeffrey  Wood photo Jeffrey Wood Partner
Michael Yuffee photo Michael Yuffee Partner Section Chair – Energy Regulatory (Firmwide)
Sarah  Zhang photo Sarah Zhang Associate
Number of Partners : 257
Number of Other Lawyers : 365
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