Chairman: Paul M Schmidt
Number of attorneys: 970
Recognised as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups — business, employment, intellectual property, litigation and tax – the firm has more than 970 attorneys located in offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top ten tax practices, a nationally ranked litigation practice, an award-winning privacy and data protection practice and an industry-leading business practice. The firm is also known internationally for its groundbreaking work recovering or reaching agreements to recover approximately $14.3 billion in the Madoff Recovery Initiative, representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. The firm also represents The Official Committee of Tort Claimants in the jointly administered chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company – the largest-ever public utility bankruptcy and the largest chapter 11 case in California history. Visit bakerlaw.com.
Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Competition:
BakerHostetler’s antitrust team is notable for having tried numerous antitrust and competition cases to verdict, representing plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust and competition litigation – including class action lawsuits – and helping clients navigate the U.S. merger review process.
Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights:
BakerHostetler’s bankruptcy team is known for its work in fraud investigations, litigation, recovery and workouts. The firm plays major roles in significant U.S. and international bankruptcy cases, capitalising on extensive experience in business workouts, complex reorganisations and bankruptcy proceedings.
Business & Corporate:
BakerHostetler is a leader in middle-market transactions, the firm counsels large organisations on multibillion-dollar transactions and provides experienced counsel to publicly traded and closely held businesses of all sizes.
E-Discovery, Advocacy & Management:
BakerHostetler is the firm business leaders turn to for ediscovery advocacy and management team for solutions to complex electronic discovery and data challenges. The firm focuses only on data that matters to claims and defences in dispute, which reduces the burden and risk of discovery.
Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation:
BakerHostetler counsels employers on the design and implementation of all types of retirement, savings, health and welfare programs, as well as executive compensation, bonus and other incentive plans, deferred compensation arrangements, and retention and severance plans.
BakerHostetler counsels clients on the full array of employment and labour issues, and is known for its national counsel in the hospitality, media and healthcare industries.
BakerHostetler provides comprehensive legal counsel to those with healthcare interests, focusing on transactions, structuring, finance, reimbursement, compliance, fraud/ abuse, investigations, tax and employment law, as well as privacy issues related to data breaches.
BakerHostetler understands that in today’s global economy, patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property are among the most valuable assets of market leaders and rising businesses. In thousands of proceedings spanning more than 100 countries, the firm protects clients’ competitive advantage in negotiations, trials and other dispute resolution matters.
International Asset Tracing & Recovery:
BakerHostetler is a leader in handling complex international insolvencies and in tracing and recovering assets. Clients benefit from the firm’s extensive experience, which strategically maximises their positions in complex civil and criminal disputes.
BakerHostetler’s litigation practice is regarded for its prelitigation strategies and ability to prepare, try and win cases in antitrust, appellate, bankruptcy, class action, commercial, privacy and data protection, environmental, product liability, securities and white collar areas.
Privacy & Data Protection:
BakerHostetler’s privacy and data protection team understands that privacy and data security are enterprise-wide issues impacting nearly every aspect of a company’s operations. The team works with clients through the life cycle of data within an organization – privacy, security, marketing and advertising, transactions and emerging technology.
BakerHostetler’s capabilities in finance, development, acquisition, disposition and leasing matters, provide a full range of legal services to help clients meet their real estate objectives in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Tax & Private Wealth:
BakerHostetler’s tax group is one of the nation’s largest, commended for its ability to resolve tax controversy matters, implement global planning opportunities and resolve issues through the regulatory and legislative processes. It is also known for its sophisticated private wealth planning practice.
White Collar, Investigations & Securities Enforcement & Litigation:
With significant trial and monitorship experience, Baker- Hostetler’s white collar defence and corporate investigations practice is among the most seasoned in serving corporations and individuals facing government scrutiny.