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Chambers USA: Baker Botts Excellence Recognized in 21 Practice Areas - Berlack Ranked No. 1 Nationally in International Trade

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May 27, 2005

Chambers USA: Baker Botts Excellence Recognized in 21 Practice Areas
Berlack Ranked No. 1 Nationally in International Trade

HOUSTON -- The 2005 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Baker Botts L.L.P. and 63 of the firm’s lawyers for excellence in providing legal services to its clients. The firm’s presence in Chambers USA increased 40 percent from 2004 when Baker Botts had 45 lawyers listed. 

Lawyers from all of the firm’s national offices -- Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York and Washington -- were recognized as excellent in 21 practice areas this year. Evan R. Berlack, an international trade lawyer in the firm’s Washington office, was ranked first nationally in his practice area.
 
For Texas, Baker Botts placed first in Corporate/M&A, Employment, Environment, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Technology.  The firm was also recognized in Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Energy, Energy Litigation, Litigation, Projects and Tax.
 
Chambers USA also gave high marks to the Washington office of Baker Botts for its Energy, Environment and Litigation practices, and the firm’s New York office was recognized for its Intellectual Property work.
 
Researchers with Chambers and Partners, publisher of Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Chambers UK Leading Lawyers, spent a year interviewing more than 4,500 lawyers and clients across the U.S. to find out which firms and attorneys are considered leaders in their fields.

Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. Since 1990, they have published the Chambers Guide to the UK legal profession. Chambers’ staff of full-time researchers now prepare renowned directories which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations amongst peers and clients. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003.

Click here for a detailed listing of the firm’s recognitions in 2005 Chambers USA.

Baker Botts L.L.P., founded in 1840, is a leading international law firm with offices in Austin, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York, Riyadh and Washington.  With approximately lawyers, Baker Botts provides a full spectrum of legal services to regional, national and international clients.  For more information, please visit www.bakerbotts.com.