HOUSTON – July 13, 2020 – Keri Brown, Baker Botts’ Partner-in-Charge of Corporate Social Responsibility, was recognized by the Houston Chronicle yesterday as one of the “Heroes of the Front Line” in the battle against COVID-19.
In April, Ms. Brown led a team of more than 60 lawyers across multiple offices at the firm in the publication of a comprehensive COVID-19 Community Resource Guide that provides an array of information and tools to help individuals around the United States navigate a range of pressing issues created by the pandemic.
The Guide covers a broad variety of topics, such as utility assistance, Medicaid, taxes, fraud/price gouging, shelter-in-place rules, student loans, mental health – and dozens of other subjects of critical importance to individuals. The Guide, which can be found here, was produced digitally and is regularly updated. It has involved over 800 pro bono hours by lawyers at the firm.
The Guide, compiled from hundreds of sources, is divided into sections that include Federal, California, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas – the locations in which Baker Botts has domestic offices. Links to relevant websites are also included where appropriate.
Ms. Brown is a partner in Baker Botts’ Tax Department, is Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors of Houston Volunteer Lawyers, and co-chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Disaster Preparedness Committee .
“I think that everyone who holds a law license has an obligation to give back to the extent they can,” she told the Chronicle.
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