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Baker Botts Selected to the National Law Journal’s 2019 Appellate Hot List 


WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2019 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading energy and technology law firm, announced today that the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice has been named to the National Law Journal’s (NLJ) 2019 Appellate Hot List.

In a profile by the NLJ, partner Evan Young stated, “My top-notch appellate colleagues combine business smarts and sophisticated legal strategies to deliver successful results for clients. We create the best possible team for each client.”

2019 has been a very busy year for Baker Botts’ Appellate and Supreme Court practice, from persuading the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn 45 years of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) precedent for client Food Marketing Institute, to winning a closely watched case for firm client Burlington Resources in the Supreme Court of Texas concerning overriding royalty interest owners’ obligation to pay post-production costs, to achieving victory in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for entrepreneur and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria in his $120 million oil-venture dispute with the Moroccan Royal Family.

“We are grateful to the NLJ for selecting our outstanding group to the 2019 Appellate Hot List,” said Macey Reasoner Stokes, Baker Botts partner and firmwide Chair of the Appellate and Supreme Court practice. “Our practice has deep experience successfully representing clients throughout the appellate process in both state and federal courts, and we are thrilled to be recognized for our accomplishments,” Ms. Stokes added.

The lawyers in Baker Botts’ Litigation Department bring business savvy to our clients’ most critical disputes, including across the spectrum of technology litigation. Our track record of results ranges from early-stage dismissals to multibillion-dollar trial wins to appellate victories before the U.S. Supreme Court. Our success has not gone unnoticed, with 43 litigation practice rankings in the Chambers and Legal 500 directories alone.

To see the full list of NLJ’s 2019 Appellate Hot List, click here.

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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