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Baker Botts LLP

published April 08, 2015

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Baker Botts LLP
Baker Botts LLP
One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana,
Houston, Texas 77002-4995

Tel: 713 229 1234 Fax: 713 229 1522
Email: info@bakerbotts.com
http://www.bakerbotts.com

Main areas of work

Based on our broad experience and our in-depth knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Core practice areas include project development and finance; corporate transactions; complex business litigation; international arbitration; antitrust; intellectual property; environmental; compliance and enforcement; tax; employee benefits; and real estate.

Firm profile

Baker Botts is a globally respected law firm with offices around the world. Since 1840, we have provided the highest ethical and professional standards combined with our reach and depth of understanding of the law to help deliver better and more innovative solutions. We have advised on a broad range of issues, including many of the largest, most complex matters.

With a presence in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Baker Botts provides responsive service both domestically and internationally. This broad reach enables us to go wherever clients' industries go and respond to the challenges, minimize the risks and maximize the opportunities that are unique to their businesses and markets.

Recruitment details

  • Number of 1st year associates: 40
  • Number of 2nd year associates: N/A - advancement based on levels system

Associate salaries:


  • 1st year: $160,000
  • 2nd year: $180.000

Clerking policy:
Yes

Law Schools attending for OCIs in 2014:

Baylor, Berkeley, BYU, Cardozo, Chicago, Columbia, Duke, Fordham, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard, Houston, Howard, Loyola Patent Program, Michigan, Northwestern, NYU, Pennsylvania, SMU, Stanford, Texas, Tulane, UC Hastings, UCLA, UC Santa Clara, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Yale, Harvard BLSA Job Fair, Lavender Law Job Fair, San Francisco IP Job Fair, Southeastern Minority Job Fair, Sunbelt Minority Job Fair, Texas in NY and DC Job Fairs and Vault / MCCA Job Fair.

Summer details

Summer associate profile:


Baker Botts lawyers are selected from the top graduates among the best law schools in the country. We have formally established a set of core attributes we seek in candidates; some of which include leadership, self-confidence, dedication, and commitment to excellence.

Summer program components:

Our philosophy is to allow summer associates to sample work simultaneously in practice areas in which they are interested. Written and oral work evaluations are strongly encouraged and monitored. Each summer associate has both partner and associate advisors. All summer associates receive formal performance evaluations twice during the summer program. The firm sponsors numerous social activities, so that summer associates can meet a large number of our partners and associates, and become familiar with living in the cities where our domestic offices are located.

Baker Botts LLP Houston Office Head Office: Houston
Number of domestic offices: 6
Number of international offices: 9
Partners (US): 286
Associates (US): 364

Main Recruitment Contact: Jennifer Queen, Director of Recruiting & Development
Hiring Partner: Van Beckwith, Partner- in-Charge, Recruiting
Recruitment website: http://www.bakerbotts.com/lawstudents/
Diversity officer: Sylvia James, Diversity Counsel

Summer Salary 2014
1Ls: $3,077/week
2Ls: $3,077/week
Post 3Ls: $3,077/week

1Ls hired? Yes
Split summers offered? Yes
Can summers spend time in overseas office? No

Summers 2014: 88
Offers/acceptances 2013: 82 offers, 62 acceptances

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