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Bonnie A. Barsamian Joins Baker Botts

In New York

NEW YORK, May 9, 2013 -- Bonnie A. Barsamian, who has extensive experience counseling clients on a full range of capital markets transactions, has joined Baker Botts L.L.P. today as a partner in the firm’s Corporate department. She will be based in the firm’s New York office.


Barsamian’s background crosses a range of industries, including REITs, financial and specialty finance services, media and entertainment and industrial/consumer products.


"Adding Bonnie to our Corporate practice in New York continues our commitment to expanding our transactional capabilities across multiple industries, and providing our clients the best talent to help manage their complex legal issues,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner Andrew M. Baker.


Barsamian represents issuers and underwriters in the full range of public and private securities offerings and other corporate finance transactions including IPOs, secondary offerings, rights offerings, convertible high-yield and other debt offerings. She also regularly counsels clients in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters, advising public companies and their boards of directors and financial advisers on a range of issues including fiduciary duties, disclosure and leadership matters.


"Bonnie’s capital markets expertise and well-known reputation in the underwriting community brings a new dynamic to our New York Corporate practice,” said Lee D. Charles, Partner in Charge of the firm’s New York office. “We are excited she has decided to join Baker Botts.”


Barsamian is recognized as one of the top capital markets lawyers in the United States and has been designated by Legal 500 in Capital Markets: Global Offerings, and by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading individual in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity.


Barsamian earned her J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School, where she was a member of The University of Chicago Law Review. She received her B.A. from Amherst College.




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