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Fortune 250 Survey: Baker Botts No. 1 in IP; No. 4 in Corporate Transactions; No. 5 Overall


Corporate Counsel magazine’s annual survey of Fortune 250 general counsel, “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies”, placed Baker Botts No. 1 in Intellectual Property with seven mentions, No. 4 in Corporate Transactions with seven mentions, and No. 5 Overall with 20 mentions.

Last year the firm was tied for fourth in IP with five mentions, did not make the Corporate Transaction list and was tied for 10th Overall with 19 mentions.

For the past five years, Corporate Counsel has conducted this survey, asking general counsel to list their “primary” outside law firm. This year, 93 companies provided information on their top outside counsel for corporate transactions, litigation, labor and employment, and intellectual property. Baker Botts was mentioned four times in the litigation field and twice in the labor and employment section in the 2006 survey.

“Placing first in the nation in Intellectual Property and among the Top 5 in Corporate Transactions and in the Overall category this year is a reflection of how we continue to strengthen our client service,” said Managing Partner Walt Smith. “Most importantly, our ‘overall’ numbers come from across all categories, not from just one or two survey areas.”

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For more information, please contact:
Michael A. Cinelli
Public Relations Manager
713/229-1764 (office)
281/687-5243 (cell)
713/229-2764 (fax)


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