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Baker Botts’ Lynn Neils Selected to New York Magazine’s Annual “Women Leaders in Law”


NEW YORK, September 16, 2019 – Baker Botts is excited to announce that leading White Collar and Corporate Investigations partner, Lynn Neils has been selected as a “New York Women Leaders in Law” by New York Magazine.

Ms. Neils’ practice focuses on representing companies and individuals on matters related to white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, corporate compliance and complex civil litigation. Ms. Neils has significant trial experience in both the federal and state courts.

Ms. Neils has broad expertise in diverse substantive areas from the FCPA to health care fraud and is widely recognized by her peers as someone who can handle even the most difficult of cases and clients. She served as an Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) in both the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and the District of New Jersey, and most recently, as the Chief of the Complex Fraud/Major Crimes Unit in the SDNY. During her more than 11 years as an AUSA, Ms. Neils worked on a wide variety of complex, often-multinational, white collar cases, including securities fraud, accounting fraud, bank fraud, Bank Secrecy Act, tax fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, health care fraud, art fraud, insurance fraud, FCPA, U.S. sanctions and obstruction of justice matters.

The “Leaders in the Law” annual section in the New York Magazine focuses on legal women professionals who are credited as driving factors in their firm’s success. Many of these lawyers lead their own firms or practices, while others are rising stars who will be at the industry’s forefront for years.

Baker Botts’ award-winning White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations practice has decades of experience representing clients in their most sensitive matters and a heritage of defending history making cases from the Watergate scandal to the Mueller investigation. Comprised of lawyers who have served in the U.S. Department of Justice, the New York District Attorney’s Office, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, they understand firsthand how regulators and prosecutors will handle investigations and enforcement actions.

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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