Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts L.L.P.
|Main office||One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana Street | Houston | TX | 77002|
|Year of establishment||1840|
|Number of offices||14|
|Number of attorneys||813|
|Number of associates||458|
|Number of partners||279|
|Partner: associate ratio||0.60|
|Percent women attorneys||31.10|
|Percent minority attorneys||15.20|
|Percent gay attorneys||1.90|
Baker Botts is a full-service, leading international law firm, recognized for our understanding of the industries we serve. Our firm has a long, distinguished tradition of service to our clients, tracing our history back to the 1840s. During the earliest days of Houston, Baker Botts represented the burgeoning industries of cotton merchants, brokers and railroads. Today, Baker Botts has offices around the globe. Since the 1840s, we have served leading industries, organizations and individuals, while staying at the forefront of emerging technologies. We have the experience, the knowledge and the people to solve our clients’ most significant legal challenges. For more than 170 years, we have demonstrated an unrelenting commitment to excellence. Deeper Understanding. Better Solutions.
Awards and recognitions
Baker Botts is time and again finds itself ranked amongst the top law firms of the country. Its lawyers also find mention and are recognized among the best practitioners worldwide.
Some of its recent awards and recognitions are as follows:
Ranked first amongst the best law firms nationwide, in energy, oil and gas by Vault for 2012.
Ranked first amongst the best law firms nationwide, in Clean Technology and Renewable Energy by Vault for 2012.
Ranked the best law firm in Texas by Vault 20102.
Who's Who Legal names Baker Botts as '2012 Texas Firm Of The Year.'
In 2011, the Business Committee for the Arts named it as one of the best companies supporting the arts in the United States.
In 2011 a BTI Client Service Survey cited Baker Botts as best in class A List member. The firm was one amongst 30 firms to earn this distinction based on a survey of general counsels at Fortune 1000 companies.
The Global Competition Review 2011 listed the firm as 'Recommended" for being one of the leading firms for government antitrust.
Baker Botts transaction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline was selected as the deal of the decade 2000-2010 by Infrastructure Journal in 2011.
Baker Botts Qurayyah Independent Power project was selected for creativity in securing multi-sourced financing for the project by Project Finance Magazine 2011.
Baker Botts places great value on incoming law students. The firm employs talented law students. The firm selects from the highest-ranking graduates amongst the topmost law schools in the country.
The firm has an established set of core attributes that they seek in candidates. These attributes include self-confidence, dedication and commitment to excellence. Other talents that can grow with the progress of time are creative problem solving and relationship building.
Baker Botts nurtures these core attributes through their training and development programs.
For the firm diversity is the means to weave a stronger fabric. It is committed to nurturing diversity at the workplace, bringing together its viewpoints, experience of the years and its competence, making the firm more resourceful, efficient and successful.
It is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not stand for discrimination in any form, be it based on race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality or any other category.
Its contributions to diversity were recognized in 2010 when it received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's Thomas L. Sager Award for the South/Southwest Region for demonstrating sustained commitment to improve the advancement of minority lawyers.
For their unflagging diversity efforts Baker Botts is consistently ranked amongst the top law firms for diversity. Amongst specific feathers in its cap, are being ranked four times amongst the top 100 law firms for Diversity, receiving a perfect score of 100, for two consecutive years in 2009 and 2010 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Index and Best Places to Work Survey.
The Baker Botts Global Women's Forum, established to foster networking, mentoring and professional development among women at the firm, has four objectives, recruitment, retention, development and promotion of women lawyers.
Summer associate program
The Baker Botts Summer Associate program creates a factual working atmosphere for the associates who work under the supervision of experienced lawyers, guided by a strong mentoring program. A chosen team of partners and associates advise, guide and offer critiques of the work done, ensuring that the associates are exposed to more people and practice areas and get an idea of what Baker Botts is all about.
A unique feature of the program is the Baker Weekend hosted by the firm that brings summer associates and lawyers from each of its six offices within the country and gets them to interact with one another in an environment that helps build and strengthen relationships across the firm.
During the weekend events include panel discussions, presentations and detailed sessions specific to the department that provide valuable insight into the firm's traditions, practices and management.
A much looked forward to highlight of the Baker Weekend is a keynote address by the Honorable James A. Baker III, the 61st Secretary of State of America and Senior partner at the firm.
Summer Associates earn competitive weekly salaries.
Salary & benefits
Baker Botts provides a competitive salary for its employees. Salaries and benefits for associates and summer associates match those of its peer firms. The firm is keenly aware of the need to support associates seeking to balance a professional career with family responsibilities.
Associate base salary for the first year is $125,000.
The firm provides medical, dental, life, accidental death and long-term disability insurance. In addition to these the firm also offers a competitive 401(k) plan in which all employees are welcome to participate from day one of their employment. The firm also provides an Employee Assistance Program, a confidential service that provides counseling to employees and their families. Along with 10 national paid holidays, Botts Baker provides associates with three weeks of vacation each year.
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