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Financial Restructuring Partner, Omar J. Alaniz Shortlisted in Inaugural Chambers Diversity Awards USA 2016


DALLAS, June 10, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P, a leading international law firm, announced today that firm Financial Restructuring partner, Omar J. Alaniz has been shortlisted by Chambers and Partners in their inaugural Chambers Diversity Awards USA 2016 for his work in the LGBT community.

Mr. Alaniz represents debtors and creditors in chapter 11 cases and has substantial experience in bankruptcy-related litigation and appeals, particularly in energy-related matters. He is the Chair Elect of the Texas State Bar’s Bankruptcy Section and former chair of the Dallas Bankruptcy Bar.

In addition to his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Alaniz was recognized in 2013 by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40” and in 2012, he received the “Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service” by the U.S. Supreme Court at an event hosted by Chief Justice, John G. Roberts, Jr.

“This nomination recognizes Omar’s outstanding leadership at Baker Botts both as a lawyer and as an advocate for the LGBT community,” said Gail Stewart, Chair of Baker Botts Diversity Committee and a Houston based Partner.

The Chambers Diversity Awards provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the achievements of lawyers from non-traditional backgrounds and shine a spotlight on the firms and individuals affecting positive change in the profession.

The award ceremony will take place on June 16, 2016 at Yale Club of New York City.

To see the full list of Chambers Diversity Awards USA shortlisted individuals, please click here.


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