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Baker Botts Energy Litigation Partner, Bill Kroger to Receive ADL’s  Karen Susman Jurisprudence Award


HOUSTON, October 18, 2019 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading energy and technology law firm, is excited to announce that Energy Litigation Partner, Bill Kroger has been selected to receive the ADL 2020 Karen Susman Jurisprudence Award for his exceptional work servicing the communities of Houston, Texas.

Mr. Kroger, who is the President-Elect of the Houston Bar Association for the 2019-2020 bar year, has long been committed to helping others in need, has served as Chair of Baker Botts’ Houston Pro Bono Committee, and for 27 years, a director of Communities in School Houston. He was the founder of the Communities in Schools Legal Internship Program, which will be celebrating its 28th year of providing jobs to hundreds of inner-city high school students.  Mr. Kroger has also served as Chair of the Houston Bar Foundation, Chair of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Director of the State Bar of Texas, and as a Director of the Alley Theatre. He also serves as historian for Baker Botts, whose origins date back to 1840.

Mr. Kroger joins a very distinguished group of former Baker Botts partners who have received this Award in the past including: E. William Barnett, Rufus Cormier, and Diana Marshall. The Award will be given during the Karen Susman Jurisprudence Luncheon on February 19, 2020 at the Hilton Americas, Houston.

The Southwest Region of ADL has recognized leaders within the legal community who exhibit a commitment to equality, justice, fairness, community service, and for exemplary contributions to their profession. The Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award, named in memory of a distinguished former chair of the ADL regional board, salutes the outstanding civic activities of honorees, and recognizes their continued dedication to the mission of ADL.

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