Baker Botts, one of the oldest, largest and most successful corporate law firms in Texas, has chosen John Martin, a partner in its Palo Alto office, as its next managing partner. He is the firm’s first non-Texas based partner to lead the 725-lawyer operation.
The two follow three V&E departures since the beginning of this year, including two attorneys to Perkins Coie’s new office in Austin and one to Kirkland & Ellis in Houston.
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With the addition of Ingrid Myers, With Myers, the K&S Houston office has four partners and seven associates focused almost exclusively on the drafting and negotiation of construction-related agreements.
The additions includes two shareholders, including one with in-house experience for two different healthcare providers.
Christina Maccio, who has extensive Latin America experience, once represented the Republic of Peru in litigation seeking the return of Machu Picchu artifacts.
The move comes as the technology market has boomed in the capitol and other firms have shrunk or shuttered their offices.
The lateral follows the firm’s recruitment of Rob Fowler from Baker Botts earlier this year as part of efforts to build an executive compensation team in Texas.