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Baker Botts Special Counsel Cynthia Cole honored as one of The Recorder’s 2017 Women Leaders in Tech Law

PALO ALTO, October 9, 2017 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced that Cynthia Cole, a Special Counsel in the firm’s Palo Alto office, was one of 66 lawyers honored on October 5, 2017 as one of The Recorder’s 2017 Women Leaders in Tech Law

“Cynthia is an outstanding lawyer and given her legal and corporate experience she serves as a role model for those looking to launch their careers in the technology space,” said John Martin, Partner-in-Charge of the Palo Alto office and Partner-in-Charge of Firmwide Recruitment and Development. 

“We are thrilled that she was selected by The Recorder and congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition,” added Mr. Martin. 

Ms. Cole has more than 17 years’ experience representing startups and global public companies in complex strategic business and commercial transactions. Her practice is focused on technology companies, concentrating on technology and cross-border transactions, including leading Telecommunications, Software/SaaS and Semiconductor. 

In describing those selected for this year’s list, The Recorder commented “as lawyers, advocates and advisors, they also have a special role to play in helping the tech industry take on issues of discrimination, bias and harassment. They have tackled some of the industry’s biggest courtroom challenges, negotiated market-moving deals, and helped protect the industry’s most valuable intellectual property assets. Given all these accomplishments, the optimism is understandable.” 

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