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Baker Botts Draws Top Capital Markets Partner in Houston

HOUSTON, June 18, 2018 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Capital Markets Partner, Justin Hoffman has joined the firm’s Houston office. He was previously a partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

“Justin’s experience in the capital markets arena, and energy sector, will be a great addition to our already robust corporate team,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “His strategic focus and outstanding track record advising clients through initial public offerings, debt and public equity offerings will add significant value for our clients,” Mr. Baker noted.

Mr. Hoffman's practice focuses on debt and equity capital markets transactions, corporate governance and compliance. He regularly represents both issuers and investment banks in Rule 144A high yield debt and public equity offerings, as well as liability management transactions. He has extensive experience in advising energy companies in securities offerings and acquisition financings, particularly in the upstream, midstream and oilfield services sectors, as well as coal mining and renewables.

“Justin is a highly regarded capital markets lawyer and is well known in the Texas business community,” said Mike Bengtson, Chair of Baker Botts’ Corporate Practice. “His decision to join Baker Botts boosts our team of lawyers in the capital markets area and adds to our industry leading group of M&A, corporate finance and private equity lawyers,” Mr. Bengtson stated.

Mr. Hoffman obtained his B.A., magna cum laude in Political Science from Hunter College in 2001, and he received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 2004.

Since January of 2017, Baker Botts has added 13 new partners focused on M&A, capital markets, finance, restructuring and private equity to its offices in New York, San Francisco, Houston and Washington, D.C.

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