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Baker Botts Announces Samuel C. Dibble is Newest West Coast Corporate Hire

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2017 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, today announced that Samuel C. Dibble is joining the firm’s corporate practice as a partner in San Francisco. Mr. Dibble is the newest addition to the California corporate practice following the firm’s recent hiring of Yan Zhang and Cynthia Cole in the Palo Alto office.

“Expanding our capabilities with extraordinary lawyers, like Sam, will continue the recent growth we have seen in both our U.S. and our international offices,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “Sam is the fourth corporate lawyer to join our firm in California in the past two months,” added Mr. Baker.

“Sam’s joining our corporate practice in San Francisco enhances our already stellar team,” said Pat Stanton, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s San Francisco office. “His experience and background will be a tremendous value add to the services we provide to our clients. We are bringing in the best within the industry and are glad to have Sam as part of the team.”      

“We are pleased to have another high quality addition to our Corporate practice,” said Partner David Kirkland, Corporate Department co-chair. “Sam is joining the firm at a pivotal time as we are benefitting from a concerted expansion of our group and its capabilities.”  

Mr. Dibble’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and leveraged buyouts.  His practice includes advising boards of directors and special committees of public companies in the context of merger, acquisitions and other transactions.  His clients include investment funds, high net worth individuals and private and public companies in the technology, life sciences, and other industry sectors such as food, beverage and consumer products.

Mr. Dibble received his of Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law where he was a John M. Olin Scholar, Law and Economics, and Technical Editor for the Berkeley Journal of International Law.

Baker Botts has 45 lawyers based in California, and has added 18 new partners across the firm in 2017. 

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