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Baker Botts Announces Leadership Changes


PALO ALTO, April 1, 2019 - Baker Botts, a leading international technology and energy law firm, today announced a series of leadership changes.

These changes coincide with John Martin’s appointment as the firm’s 15th Managing Partner, which following his election in mid-February, became effective today.

  • Rebeca Huddle becomes Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Houston office.

A former Justice on the Texas Court of Appeals for the First District, Rebeca's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation.  Rebeca has first-chaired trials to decision, and she represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of business litigation based on complex contracts, fiduciary obligations, and fraud and other business torts.  Rebeca also draws on her judicial experience to advise clients on appellate strategy.

  • Brian Lee becomes Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Palo Alto office.

Brian is also the West Coast Chair of the Corporate Department. He advises private and public companies, venture capital and private equity firms and investment banks, across a broad range of industries. His practice centers on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, start-up companies and company representation.

  • Renee Wilm becomes Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s New York office.

Renee is also the East Coast Chair of the Corporate Department and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. She counsels TMT clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, complex capital structures and shareholder arrangements. Renee also represents issuers in offerings of debt, equity and unique hybrid securities.

"One of Baker Botts’ core strengths is the dedication that we have to providing outstanding client service in each of the communities in which we operate. It is one of the reasons we have grown and will continue to grow,” said John Martin, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. "

"Service at the local level has been and will remain a core focus of the firm, and I am thrilled that Rebeca, Brian and Renee have agreed to take on these important leadership positions in these key growth markets,’’ added Mr. Martin. 

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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