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Baker Botts’ Cynthia J. Cole Named a 2018 National Women in Law Honoree for Thought Leadership by Corporate Counsel

PALO ALTO, August 16, 2018 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce Palo Alto Special Counsel, Cynthia J. Cole, has been named to Corporate Counsel powered by’s list of 2018 National Women in Law honorees. Corporate Counsel’s National Women in Law honorees represent general counsel, in-house leaders, and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in law.

Those named to the ‘National Women in Law’ annual list are selected from nominations submitted from a variety of sources, including: clients, firms, universities, and colleagues. From the nominations Corporate Counsel receives, the committee spotlights North American women whose extraordinary leadership and business acumen distinguishes them as business strategists, complex problem-solvers, and great lawyers. Honorees will be celebrated at a reception in Washington, D.C. on October 3, 2018.

Ms. Cole is a lawyer in the firm’s Corporate Department and has 18 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. Ms. Cole advises clients on data privacy issues, including the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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