Why Baker Botts?
Baker Botts is a full-service, leading international law firm, recognized for our understanding of the industries we serve. With more than 177 years of experience and over 750 lawyers spread across 14 offices around the globe, we serve clients across numerous industries, including energy, technology, life sciences and other growing sectors. We seek hard-working, talented law students and attorneys from diverse backgrounds and with diverse experiences looking to thrive in a dynamic, global environment.
At Baker Botts, we foster a culture where our lawyers take great pride in their fundamental legal skills, where all of our lawyers are expected to be practicing lawyers with consummate expertise in their particular discipline. We strive to provide an environment where our lawyers can fully apply their wide-ranging legal skills and excel in the substantive areas of their particular practice.
Baker Botts represents many of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as many individuals and small and medium sized business entities. The firm’s highly ranked practices provide tailored advice across all areas of energy, technology and commercial law, including: business and financial sectors in relation to disputes, transactions and regulatory matters. Baker Botts’ market leading practices advise clients on cutting edge issues in the fields of corporate finance and securities; project development and finance; international trade; all manner of tax matters; legislative, administrative and regulatory activities; civil and white collar criminal defense, litigation, arbitration; real estate; intellectual property; government contracts law; and environmental.
Diversity and Inclusion
Baker Botts is committed to fostering diversity in the firm and the legal profession. Diversity threads valuable perspectives, experiences and talents throughout the firm, thereby allowing us to be more creative, effective and ultimately successful. We are proud that diversity is firmly woven into the fabric of our firm and is one of our core values.
Our robust diversity program addresses recruitment, retention, leadership, supplier diversity, and diversity event celebrations. We continually receive recognition for our initiatives and are ranked among the top law firms for diversity and inclusion. We have received high marks, including a perfect score of 100, on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, which ranks organizations for policies, practices and benefits for LGBT employees. In 2020, we were once again recognized by Diversity Lab as Mansfield "Certified Plus" and continue to increase the representation of diverse talent in firm leadership.
We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We encourage our lawyers to be actively involved in pro bono, charitable, and other community activities because it helps them to develop as better people and partners and because, quite simply, it’s the right thing to do. To learn more about our community involvement, please visit our Community and Pro Bono pages.
Challenging work for real clients provides some of the best training for our lawyers. However, on-the-job training is not always enough. Baker Botts strives to provide a comprehensive talent management approach for your career advancement with in-house training programs taught by our partners as well as outside consultants, a robust mentoring program and an in-depth formal evaluation process conducted annually.
During the Summer Program, we want you to experience what it is like to be a lawyer within the office - both working with clients and getting to know our lawyers on a professional and personal level. Through this process, you’ll get exposure to more people and practice areas sooner and discover what Baker Botts is really all about. You can learn more details about the summer program on our website.
The cornerstone of our summer program, Baker Weekend, brings together summer associates and lawyers from all seven of our U.S. offices for a weekend of training and social events. During the weekend, our summer associates have the opportunity to learn about our firm through interactive panel discussions and informal break-out sessions with firm leadership, in addition to receiving training on topics relevant to their experience and career. The following video provides highlights from previous weekends.
To view current opportunities and apply to join us, please visit our careers page.