Baker & Hostetler announced on Wednesday it has opened its Dallas office with 16 attorneys from several different firms.
The firm’s second office in Texas will be led by white-collar criminal defense partner Shawn Cleveland, who moved to the firm from Winston & Strawn in September. Cleveland’s new colleagues include partners from Kirkland & Ellis, Baker Botts, Barnes & Thornburg and Wick Phillips.
“We’re grateful to officially open our doors in Dallas with an exceptional team,” Cleveland said in a statement. “The long-planned opening of our office has coincided with the COVID-19 health crisis unfolding around the world. But in these challenging times, it is important that we carry on doing all we can for our clients and our community.”
Paul Schmidt, chairman of Baker & Hostetler, said in the announcement that Dallas was a “logical next step” given its 30-year history in Houston and important client relationships in the city.
The Cleveland-based firm is launching its 16th office with nine partners and seven of counsel and associates with M&A, litigation, white-collar and tax expertise. The partners include:
L. David Anderson, Jordan Bethea, Patrick Rose and Ryan Schroeder from Wick Phillips. Anderson is a litigator while the other three have corporate transactional practices.
Matt Hunsaker from Baker Botts. He will lead Baker & Hostetler’s national state and local tax team.
Ryan Gorsche, who was previously at Kirkland & Ellis. He is also a former in-house counsel at the private investment firm Q Investments.
Litigator Tamara Baggett from Barnes & Thornburg.
M&A partner Todd Thorson, who, like Cleveland, joins from Winston & Strawn.
The seven of counsel and associates are Micah Brooks, Ewa Champagne, Jayshree Jewett, Jared Price, Paul Roessner, Kelly Wray and Sophilia Wu.
With the 16 additions in Dallas, Baker & Hostetler has 100 attorneys in Texas.