Houston 20 Years

Baker McKenzie’s Houston office celebrates its 20th anniversary this year

The significant milestone was celebrated with an event attended by more than 370 guests, including longstanding clients, alumni and prominent community leaders. Texas music legend Robert Earl Keen played during the celebration.

The firm has a long history of working with companies in Texas and established the Houston office in 1997, which office now has approximately 65 lawyers with robust practices in energy, M&A, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, international, securities and tax.

“Our office has grown with the addition of top talent at every level, moved into a new space to support our continued growth and delivers top quality service to world-class clients. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we would like to thank our clients for their confidence and support over the years,” said Jonathan Newton, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie's Houston office. “The Firm looks forward to deepening its roots in Texas and to the next 20 years.”

Notable recent partner additions in Houston include: energy litigator Tom Kruse, energy lawyer Denmon Sigler, corporate and securities lawyer Justin Whittenburg, employment lawyer Celina Joachim and M&A and securities lawyer Lee McIntyre. 

As evidenced by Houston’s connection with the legal community, the office hosted over 1,000 attendees during April and May showcasing the depth of our practices at annual events such as the Global Oil & Gas Institute and co-sponsored presentations with the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Helping communities where the Firm operates is an integral part of Baker McKenzie. The Houston lawyers and professionals have deep roots in the community and are committed to service.

Recent community projects include:

  • The Texas Homeless Youth Handbook - a guide to help homeless youth better understand their legal rights
  • Tahirih Justice Center - helping survivors of gender-based violence
  • The Woods Project  - a nonprofit that develops leadership and life skills in low income youth through wilderness education programs

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