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Baker Botts LLP

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What the team is known for

Excellent standard of representation in a wide range of commercial disputes, with a particularly robust reputation in energy and securities litigation. Able to draw on a strong geographic footprint in litigating cases across the country, offering expertise in antitrust and environmental disputes. Also highly acclaimed for its capacity to take on an array of disputes at appellate level. Well equipped to handle merger objection cases brought by shareholders.

Strengths

Sources highlight: "They are excellent courtroom lawyers who handle the legal issues and briefing in complex cases very well. The firm hires first-class lawyers and trains them exceptionally well to provide the total package."

Clients say: "They are strong trial lawyers and creative thinkers who go above and beyond in client service."

One impressed source enthuses: "It is the best appellate group I've ever worked with. They do absolutely phenomenal work."

Work highlights

Represented the directors and officers of IDEV Technologies in a dispute brought by two former shareholders who alleged that they were improperly diluted as a result of a venture-backed equity financing preceding a merger.

Acted on behalf of ConocoPhillips before the Texas Supreme Court, successfully securing reversal of a judgment holding ConocoPhillips liable on a contested will provision.

Represented the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority in a lawsuit arising from allegations of destruction or failure to maintain or replace six dams, with estimated repair costs of approximately $180 million.

Notable practitioners

Aaron Streett is noted for his experience in federal appeals, and offers particular prowess before the Fifth Circuit.
"He's very professional and thoughtful in his work." "He is a national-caliber litigator and has an exceptional intellect." "Aaron Streett is an excellent SCOTUS practitioner."

Amy Hefley is developing an impressive securities practice, which includes assisting clients with class action cases.
"She is a talented and creative lawyer." "She is able to rapidly diagnose what the other side is trying to do, which enables us to think about where we need to go."

Danny David regularly counsels clients on securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits, with particular strength in merger challenges and breach of fiduciary duty cases.
"He is a great communicator and great litigator who fosters confidence." "His responsiveness and ability to understand our concerns and give timely, practical advice is why we entrust him with the quarterback role for our legal strategy."

David Sterling is a preeminent litigator with vast experience handling securities class actions and derivative suits.
"He is a fabulous communicator and can think quickly and creatively." "He is the dean of the Texas securities litigation Bar. He knows as much as anybody and really brings his expertise to the fore."

Evan Young has a thriving appellate practice, which sees him representing clients in state and federal courts, including the US Supreme Court.
"He is extremely smart, very well connected and able to solve issues from the perspective of what justices are going to want to hear."

Jessica Pulliam has a robust securities litigation practice, which includes acting on behalf of corporations and their officers in shareholder disputes and securities class actions.
"She has been professional, attentive and detail-oriented regarding how to tackle the complaint and strategy in the case. Her strengths include intellectual acumen and responsiveness." "She's a real star lawyer - she has a strong legal mind and brings solid preparation to everything. She is excellent in her writing and relationship with judges, but also very strong on her feet as a trial lawyer."

John Anaipakos 's extensive litigation experience includes personal injury, employment and commercial disputes.
"He is an excellent trial lawyer."

Macey Reasoner Stokes is regularly sought out to handle high-stakes appeals in the Texas Supreme Court and other state courts, and is particularly active on behalf of clients in the oil and gas industry.
"She's a terrific appellate lawyer and a very effective advocate with an easy manner in talking to the court."

Thomas Phillips frequently appears in the Texas Supreme Court on highly important commercial and constitutional cases.
"He is a wise and very experienced lawyer who provides very good judgment and assessments." "He can get into a record and review it as well as anyone I have ever known." "He's a smart appellate lawyer who is always wonderful and very friendly."

Travis Sales litigates a range of commercial issues, including product liability and contract disputes. He has considerable strengths acting on behalf of clients in the energy sector matters.
"He is an absolute delight to work with. He has exceptionally broad and deep knowledge on a wide range of matters, is very proactive and an outstanding strategist." "He's a good opponent and easy to deal with."

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Litigation

Baker Botts LLP

firm
Location

910 Louisiana Street

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77002

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Texas

Litigation: Appellate


Aaron Streett
Band 2
Macey Reasoner Stokes
Band 2
Thomas R Phillips
Band 1

Litigation: Securities


Danny David
Band 2

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