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Cynthia Cole Named to ‘Women Leaders in Tech Law’ by The Recorder

PALO ALTO, August 1, 2017 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce Cynthia Cole has been named to The Recorder’s list of Women Leaders in Tech Law. The annual list recognizes recent outstanding work by California-based lawyers whose practices focus on technology companies and issues. 

“Cynthia’s background as CEO and General Counsel for a global technology firm allows her to provide unique, value-added insights for our clients,” said John Martin, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Palo Alto office. “Her technology experience is a tremendous asset to our corporate clients who increasingly seek market-relevant counsel on complex transactional matters.” 

“Recognition as one of the Women Leaders in Tech Law is a great honor for Cynthia and highlights the incredible advantage she brings to the clients that she represents,” said Gail Stewart, Baker Botts partner and chair of the firm's Diversity Committee. “We’re very pleased that she is among those listed on this prestigious annual list.” 

Those named to the ‘Women Leaders in Tech Law’ annual list are selected from nominations submitted from a variety of sources, including: clients, firms, universities and colleagues. From the nominations they receive, the editors at The Recorder select the top lawyers who handled deals that are reshaping the industry or cases that are setting new precedent, all while navigating what can best be called a murky regulatory environment. Honorees will be featured on The Recorder website this fall and toasted at a reception in San Francisco on October 5, 2017. 

Ms. Cole is a lawyer in the firm’s Corporate Department and has 16 years of experience representing global companies and private equity funds in complex strategic business transactions. She has previously served as CEO and General Counsel in public and private companies in a range of sectors, and has extensive experience working for technology companies, with a particular focus on technology and cross-border transactions, including leading Telecommunications, Software/SaaS and Semiconductor.

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