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Baker Botts L.L.P.
910 LOUISIANA STREET
HOUSTON
TEXAS 77002-4995
United States

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United States > Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense

(Next Generation Partners)

Danny DavidBaker Botts L.L.P.

Baker Botts L.L.P. has ‘team of highly motivated and intelligent lawyers who epitomize effective advocacy‘. The firm’s roots are in energy and technology, in which its sector-specific knowledge is highly regarded, though it also handles deal-related litigation in the financial services, healthcare and consumer products industries. Global co-chairs of litigation Danny David in Houston and Bridget Moore in Washington DC, along with co-chairs of securities litigation Jessica Pulliam in Dallas and Amy Pharr Hefley in Houston are the standout practitioners. David, who ‘has the unique ability to communicate the issues in a practical, not overly technical legal way‘, acted for Naphtha Israel Petroleum Corporation Ltd. in a class action arising from its acquisition of Isramco, Inc., a going-private transaction that closed in November 2019.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Baker Botts L.L.P. is praised for having a ‘dedicated team approach bringing in multiple disciplines and views to fully analyze and determine strategy.’ Its nationwide practice covers the full range of commercial disputes, including those involving breaches of contract and fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, product liability, and professional liability, among others. Danny David in Houston is often called upon in securities and shareholder cases and leads the group together with Bridget Moore  in Washington DC. The New York-based Richard Harper has know-how in acting for technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies. Jessica Pulliam in Dallas regularly defends lawsuits against public companies and their officers and directors, and special counsel Stephanie Cagniart  in Austin covers oil and gas matters and contract disputes.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

Baker Botts L.L.P.‘ ‘incredibly fast and responsive’ team is best known for its work in the energy sector, the firm continues to expand the scope of its securities litigation practice to other key industries, including financial services. Danny David in Houston and Bridget Moore in Washington DC lead the global litigation department, while Houston-based Amy Pharr Hefley co-chairs the securities litigation group with Jessica Pulliam , praised as  ‘the leading securities lawyer in the Dallas Fort Worth market’. Another standout partner is David Sterling in Houston, who worked with Hefley as lead counsel for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company in a securities class action alleging that the company made misrepresentations about its accounting for a $3bn acquisition of The Shaw Group in 2013, its accounting for two nuclear projects being constructed by Shaw in South Carolina and Georgia, and its financial reporting and public statements with respect to those projects.

United States > Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Baker Botts L.L.P.’s interdepartmental team is noted for the scope of its technical expertise, advising on trade secrets cases in a range of IP-intensive industries, including software, semiconductors, energy, and defense contracting. The team possesses an especially robust presence in Texas: Dallas-based practice chair David Wille routinely handles IP litigation and appellate work, particularly in the licensing space. In Houston, trial lawyer Danny David is a key contact for clients seeking assistance in securities and shareholder cases, while Paul Morico’s recent IP litigation engagements include multiple oil and gas sector lawsuits. Washington DC-based Katharine Burke is recommended for her broad technology and telecoms focused practice. Theodore Chandler is an experienced litigator in federal court and at the ITC, based out of San Francisco.