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Baker Botts L.L.P.

910 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002-4995
(713) 229-1234



As the oldest BigLaw firm in Texas, Baker Botts gives its 700+ attorneys exposure to a variety of high-caliber legal work. The icing on the cake is that it all happens in a collegial environment that fosters genuine friendships and organic mentorship.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2023)

500 - 750


No. of Partners Named (2023)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2023)



No. of Summer Associates (2023)

93 total (53 2Ls; 40 1Ls)


Base Salary

1st year: $215,000

About the Firm

With deep roots in the Lone Star State, Baker Botts has grown to become an international firm with 12 offices across the globe and more than 700 lawyers among its ranks. The firm fields sturdy teams in energy, environmental law, IP, litigation, and project finance.

All in the Family

Baker Botts was Texan before Texas was a state. The firm’s origins date back to 1840, when Peter Gray founded a firm in the land known then as the Republic of Texas. Gray’s first clients were agricultural interests—sugar, cotton, and timber—and the Southern Pacific and Union Railroads. About three decades after starting the firm, Gray handed the reins over to Colonel W.B. Botts and James A. Baker (aka Judge Baker), who nudged Gray’s name off the firm stationery and began working as Baker & Botts. Ju...

Diversity at Baker Botts L.L.P.

"Established in 2004, our Diversity Committee spearheads our global diversity and inclusion strategy and initiatives. The committee is accountable directly to the managing partner and the Executive Committee. Committee members establish measurable goals and meet on a quarterly basis to measure the Firm's progress against those goals. In 2018 the Diversity Committee revitalized the Diversity Working Groups to enhance engagement and accountability for diversity across the firm. In July of 2018, the firm signed onto the Mansfield..."

Perks & Benefits

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