R. Steven Kestner
Newton D. Baker, Joseph C. Hostetler, Thomas L. Sidlo
Limited liability partnership
BakerHostetler is an American law firm founded in 1916. One of the
firm's founders, Newton D. Baker, was
U.S. Secretary of War
U.S. Secretary of War during
World War I and former Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.
2 Major clients
2.1 Other notable clients
3 Lawyers and Locations
4 See also
6 External links
In 2009[update], the firm was rated the 85th-largest law firm in the
BakerHostetler is a multidisciplinary firm with 11 practice
groups and more than 55 areas of practice strength. In a 2005 survey
by BTI Consulting Group,
BakerHostetler was ranked among the top 24
firms considered to be the “Power Elite” in terms of providing
superior client satisfaction.
In March 2010, BakerHostetler, represented Denbury Resources Inc.
(NYSE: DNR), a member of the S&P 500, in a merger valued at $4.5
billion with Encore Acquisition Co. (NYSE: EAC). The transaction
created one of the largest oil-focused independent exploration and
production companies in North America. As a result of this and other
BakerHostetler was ranked among the top 10 U.S. law
firms for merger and acquisition deals in the oil, gas and oilfield
service industries for the period January 2009-First Quarter 2010 per
The Deal magazine. The firm is generally known for counseling and
representing clients in the hospitality, healthcare, financial
services, media, energy, sports and technology fields.
In January 2014, Intellectual Property law firm Woodcock Washburn LLP
merged with BakerHostetler, adding three offices in Philadelphia,
Atlanta, and Seattle.
In May 2016, the firm announced they are using IBM's Watson, named
"ROSS", to assist attorneys in their bankruptcy practice. Other law
firms have signed agreements with ROSS, but Baker & Hostetler was
the first to announce the use of the artificial intelligence based
BakerHostetler has represented the William Jefferson Clinton
Presidential Foundation's HIV/AIDS Initiative since 2003.
Major League Baseball has been a longstanding client of
On August 25, 2014, House Republicans hired BakerHostetler's David
Rivkin to provide legal representation to sue President Obama over the
Affordable Care Act. 
Other notable clients
Cardinal Health, Inc.
CNL Financial Group
Electronic Data Systems
The E.W. Scripps Co.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Gruner + Jahr
Hospital Corporation of America
Trammell Crow Co.
Lawyers and Locations
In 2014, the law firm employs nearly 900 attorneys and has offices in
14 different markets including: New York, Washington, D.C., California
(Los Angeles, Costa Mesa), Illinois (Chicago), Florida (Orlando),
Texas (Houston), Colorado (Denver), and
Ohio (Columbus, Cleveland, and
David B. Rivkin
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Reserve University. 1997-07-22. Retrieved 2007-02-05.
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The Lawyer published in association with The American
Lawyer November 2009; see also List of 100 largest law firms globally
^ http://www.bticonsulting.com, see BTI Power Rankings: The BTI Client
Relationship Scorecard for Law Firms 2005
^ "Profile of Professional Organization Contributors Baker Hostetler".
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^ "A Whole New Look for Some Law Firms in 2014". The Wall Street
Journal Law Blog. The Wall Street Journal. 2014-01-02. Retrieved
^ Beck, Susan (2016-05-06). "AI Pioneer ROSS Intelligence Lands Its
First Big Law Clients". The American Lawyer. Retrieved
^ Stephenson, Amanda (February 2007). "
BakerHostetler facilitates deal
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