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Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Chairman: Paul M. Schmidt
Number of attorneys: 970

Firm Overview:
Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world to address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With six core national practice groups – business, digital assets and data management, employment, intellectual property, litigation and tax – the firm has more than 970 lawyers located in 16 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top-ten tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice and an industry-leading business practice. The firm is also recognized 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. Visit

Main Areas of Practice:

BakerHostetler’s antitrust practice 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 US merger review process.

Bankruptcy/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 US and international bankruptcy cases, capitalizing on extensive experience in business workouts, complex reorganizations and bankruptcy proceedings.

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 is a recognized leader in middlemarket transactions, the firm counsels large organisations on multibillion-dollar transactions and provides experienced counsel to publicly traded and closely held businesses of all sizes.

Digital Assets & Data Management:
BakerHostetler formed the Digital Assets and Data Management Practice Group (DADM Group) to mirror how clients do business. Leveraging data and technology is a priority for most entities. The firm has united key service offerings and technologists to address all the risks associated with an entity’s digital assets. The new practice group works with the firm’s clients through the life cycle of data – privacy, security, marketing and advertising, transactions, and emerging technology – within an organization.

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 is the firm business leaders turn to for e-discovery advocacy and management solutions to complex electronic discovery and data challenges. The firm focuses only on data that matters to claims and defenses in dispute, which reduces the burden and risk of discovery.

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.

Intellectual Property:
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 proceedings.

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 maximizes 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.

Real Estate:
BakerHostetler’s capabilities in finance, development, acquisition, disposition and leasing matters offer 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, recognized 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 Crime/Corporate Investigations:
With significant trial and monitorship experience, BakerHostetler’s white collar defense and corporate investigations practice is among the most seasoned in serving corporations and individuals facing government scrutiny.