Baker Botts elects new managing partner

Baker Botts has elected Andrew M. Baker as the firm’s managing partner. Baker will succeed Walter J. Smith, who has served in the role since March 2002. Baker said: “I am honored that my partners have placed their confidence in me to continue building on Baker Botts’ reputation as a ‘best in class’ law firm representing clients globally in complex matters ... During my career, I have been privileged to participate in the firm’s growth, while at the same time gaining a genuine appreciation of its heritage and the importance we place on contributing to the quality of life in the communities where we work and live.” Smith commented on the appointment by saying: “I have practiced law with Andy for more than three decades, and I am confident that he possesses the qualities necessary to continue the tradition of leadership that has served the firm and our clients well throughout our history.”

Baker Botts elects new managing partner Wed, Feb 8, 2012