Baker Botts Formalizes 60-Plus-Lawyer Artificial Intelligence Practice Team

Baker Botts L.L.P., calling itself a leading international technology, energy and life sciences law firm, has announced the formalization of a cross-discipline, 60-plus-lawyer Artificial Intelligence (AI) Practice Team, following a sharp increase in client demand.

The group includes lawyers in nine offices and is co-led by partners Dino Barajas (Project Finance, San Francisco); Rich Harper (Litigation, New York); Maggie Welsh (Intellectual Property, New York); and Travis Wofford (Corporate, Houston).

The team provides transactional, regulatory, litigation and counseling services to clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, life sciences, energy, consumer products & services, financial & insurance services, manufacturing, and education & research.

The practice group helps clients navigate the dynamic world of AI as a full-service law firm with specific experience and expertise in AI legal matters. The team understands the complexities of AI, from data collection to training algorithms, machine learning, automation, and beyond.

In addition, Baker Botts is convinced it possesses the deep technological understanding necessary to handle the intricate legal issues surrounding AI, ensuring the effective safeguarding of clients’ technological advancements while promoting compliance with relevant domestic and international regulations governing the use of AI tools.

“Our AI practice leverages Baker Botts’ extensive experience across the technology, energy and life sciences industries, enabling the firm to provide comprehensive, cross-disciplinary legal services to companies ranging from AI startups to leading tech companies, as well as venture capital firms, in the rapidly evolving AI world,” said Jonathan Gordon, Chair of the Firm’s Technology Sector and M&A Practice. “At Baker Botts, clients can feel empowered to take advantage of the countless opportunities provided by AI, with a team of highly experienced lawyers guiding them.”