Baker Botts


Baker Botts originally opened its Palo Alto office in 2008 to be closer to their existing clients in the Silicon Valley. Since that time, the office has grown from four lawyers to more than thirty.

Their Palo Alto-based lawyers work with clients in the telecommunications, software, computer and electronics, semiconductor, medical device, pharmaceutical and clean energy industries, to name a few. In addition to a robust and nationally-recognized patent litigation practice, their lawyers provide counsel on a broad array of technology matters, including complex patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark infringement litigation, patent prosecution and portfolio management, technology and software licensing and IP aspects of corporate transactions. Baker Botts lawyers represent Fortune 50 companies, small start-ups and individuals on virtually all aspects of IP protection, licensing, monetization, risk analysis and dispute resolution, including litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country.

The office maintains a broad-based corporate practice, with securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments experience. They pride ourselves on the team approach they bring to every engagement, and they believe their collaborative approach improves the results they earn for their clients.




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Brian D Lee, Department Chair - Corporate (Palo Alto & San Francisco); Deputy Department Chair Technology (Firmwide), Partner



Brian D Lee, Department Chair - Corporate (Palo Alto & San Francisco); Deputy Department Chair Technology (Firmwide), Partner

T: +1.650.739.7519

Mr. Lee is a partner in the firm's Corporate Practice. Mr. Lee advises private and public companies, venture capital and private equity firms and investment banks, across a broad range of industries. His practice centers on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, start-up companies and company representation.

In the area of mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Lee represents financial buyers, strategic buyers and sellers in numerous acquisitions and dispositions of both public and private companies. He also represents clients in joint ventures, strategic alliances and partnership transactions.

Mr. Lee's general company representation includes assistance with formation and startup matters, advising boards of directors regarding corporate governance matters and day-to-day corporate and legal matters. He also represents venture capital funds in financing transactions.

Mr. Lee also advises issuers and underwriters in public securities offerings and other transactions.