NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 -- Law360 named Baker Botts partner Renee Wilm as a “2014 Rising Star” for her work in the Media and Entertainment industry during the past two years. This recognition has placed Wilm as one of the nation’s Top 5 lawyers under the age of 40 in the media and entertainment practice area.
In an article highlighting this recognition, Wilm is described as an “effective deal maker in the media space” through her representation of businessman John Malone, Liberty Media Corporation and the various other companies he has created, spun off and restructured. In particular, the article highlights her work on behalf of Liberty Media with respect to its controlling interests in Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Wilm indicates that her background and interests in business and finance drew her to the practice of corporate law and helped her learn to appeal to the strategies and interests of her clients. “The institutional knowledge I have is very valuable to the client,” Wilm told Law360 during a recent interview.
In the article, Wilm also talked about being one of the few remaining experts in tracking stocks. She was recently engaged with Baker Botts client, Fidelity National Financial to advise them on a complex financial structure. This is the first public company, without John Malone as a shareholder, to adopt a tracking stock structure in a decade.
Additionally, Wilm talks about how the collaborative structure of Baker Botts’ Corporate Department helped her grow and succeed as a young lawyer.
“We are not a hierarchical department,” she told Law360. “For me, coming up through the ranks here, I was always given as much responsibility as they felt I could handle. In that environment, you really have the potential to grow in your skill set, much more than in more traditional law” she said.
The complete Law360 article on Wilm is available here.
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