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Robert H. Baker

Biography
Robert H. Baker is an attorney in the firm's Corporate & Securities section focusing on private equity business, including the drafting and negotiation of confidentiality agreements.  Mr. Baker has been providing legal advice and business counsel to senior management teams, boards of directors, and in-house lawyers of public and private companies on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, reporting requirements, and corporate governance.  Mr. Baker has worked on behalf of clients in a broad range of industries, including insurance, healthcare, technology, real estate, financial services, and energy.
Experience and highlights
  • Represented a variety of healthcare providers with the formation of healthcare entities and drafting of medical staff bylaws and independent contractor agreements, as well as the purchase, sale, and lease of hospitals, surgical centers, physician practices, and nursing facilities
  • Acted as state-wide coordinating counsel for major insurance carrier overseeing 6,500 lawsuits, providing strategic guidance, management of defense, electronic discovery, matter management, and administration of client policies and directives
  • Represented clients in financing, acquisition and sale of commercial real estate and commercial leasing transactions
  • Negotiated and drafted intellectual property licensing agreements
  • Assisted companies with contractual disputes; business formation and governance; drafting of non-disclosure, non-compete agreements, vendor agreements; and general corporate law
  • Defended employers in state and federal court cases involving workplace claims including workers' compensation retaliation, alleged discrimination and harassment, and the enforceability of covenants-not-to-compete
  • Handled numerous intellectual property infringement lawsuits with an emphasis in the areas of mobile telecommunications, cable and satellite television, and Wi-Fi Technology

 

Affiliations and honors
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Austin Bar Association, Member
  • TADC
  • Legal Services, Volunteer
Education
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2005
    • Dean's List
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society
  • University of Texas, B.A., 2001
    • Academic All Big 12
    • Texas Baseball Letterman
Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas, 2005