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Baker Botts L.L.P.
TEXAS 77002-4995
United States


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United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort

Combining strong national litigation strength with a standalone full-service environmental offering, Baker Botts L.L.P. is able to provide a “soup to nuts” service to energy and manufacturing companies in the defense of toxic exposure and environmental tort cases. The Houston office, in particular, has in recent years, gained a particularly strong reputation for its ability to handle large-scale crisis response work following major incidents –  including in the aftermath of chemical explosions, water and soil contamination. It can quickly mobilize resources and therefore manage reputational damage, liaise with regulators, litigate private class actions and pursue government investigations. Russell Lewis  and Kevin Jacobs  both have significant experience co-ordinating litigation, including MDLs, and exemplify this multi-faceted approach which frequently sees them fending off government actions. ‘Calm in a crisis’, Washington DC-based Kent Mayo  is particularly adept at representing clients in the aftermath of major disasters, including refinery explosions and chemical spills. Joshua Frank is also well-versed in handling chemical exposure cases and co-heads the team alongside Mayo and Houston-based elder statesman Tynan Buthod .