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ABA YLD Names Baker Botts Lawyer Omar Alaniz 2011 National Outstanding Young Lawyer


DALLAS, January 18, 2012 -- Baker Botts lawyer Omar Alaniz was named a 2011 American Bar Association Young Lawyers Divisions National Outstanding Young Lawyer. Alaniz will be the fifth recipient of this award since its creation in 2007.

Selection for the award was based on professional excellence, service to the profession and the board, service to the community and a reputation for or the advancement of legal ethics and professional responsibility. All nominees submitted materials to the ABA in August, which was followed by an extensive selection period where the Outstanding Young Lawyer Board narrowed the pool of candidates down to one recipient and two finalists.

In addition to receiving this national recognition from the ABA, Alaniz also earned Outstanding Young Lawyer honors from the Dallas and Texas bar associations in 2011. He was also the recipient of the Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyer of Texas from the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Alaniz’s practice centers on all aspects of complex Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations; representing both debtors and creditors. Outside of his bankruptcy practice, Alaniz is an adjunct faculty member at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and a coach for Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Team.

Before joining Baker Botts, Alaniz served as a law clerk to the Honorable D. Michael Lynn of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Alaniz will be presented with the ABA YLD National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award at the Midyear Meeting in New Orleans on February 4, 2012.

To view the ABA announcement, please click here.

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