Baker Botts has promoted its first associate within the London workplace in 5 years, making up Dorine Farah within the agency’s litigation apply.

Farah has been on the agency since 2007, performing as particular counsel within the worldwide arbitration group. She educated at Slaughter and Could. Her apply includes a combination of business and investment-treaty arbitration.

This 12 months, the agency made up 12 companions globally, with 5 within the mental property apply throughout 5 US places of work. This was alongside three in company, three in litigation and one in international tasks. Eight of the 12 have been promoted within the agency’s dwelling state of Texas.

The final associate made up in London was Neil Coulson in 2014 within the mental property apply.

Baker Botts isn’t the one US agency to have uncared for London in promotions rounds over the previous few years. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom additionally skirted round London in 2017 and 2018, making up 12 and 14 companions elsewhere respectively. Fried Frank promoted its first Metropolis lawyer in 4 years in its 2018 promotions spherical, which was introduced in February. 

Baker Botts managing associate Andrew Baker shelp: “This excellent class of latest companions are future leaders of our agency. They’ve demonstrated a dedication to offering distinctive shopper service, and exemplify our core values excellence, teamwork and collegiality, integrity and repair to the communities wherein they stay and work.”

Baker Botts has positioned some strategic significance in London this 12 months, having employed in Morgan Lewis & Bockius’s company associate David Ramm and Latham & Watkins M&A associate Richard Brown in fast succession. The agency has additionally set its websites on Europe with the rent of Hogan Lovells’ Brussels managing associate Matthew Levitt.

This information comes amid numerous corporations inserting London on the coronary heart of their associate promotions. White & Case just lately introduced that 13 of the 41 bumper international promotions for 2019 could be within the London workplace. Latham, too, made up 9 in London out of 31 globally, focusing efforts within the company house.

Baker Botts associate promotions 2018


  • Dorine Farah, Litigation, London


  • Syed Ok. Fareed, Mental Property, Austin
  • Courtney Fore, Company, Austin
  • Paulina Williams, Litigation, Austin
  • Jeff Becker, Mental Property, Dallas
  • Grant Everett, Company, Dallas
  • Bryan Henderson, Company, Dallas
  • Natalie Alfaro Gonzales, Mental Property, Houston
  • Scott Looper, International Initiatives, Houston
  • Matthew Avery, Mental Property, San Francisco
  • Jamie R. Lynn, Mental Property, Washington DC
  • Stacy Turner, Litigation, Washington DC

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