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Baker Botts, L.L.P. (TX) - When the Arts Take Center Stage, it's the Employees Who Shine
Baker Botts, L.L.P. (TX)
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When the Arts Take Center Stage, it's the Employees Who Shine

“Arts programs are essential to our communities. So we make it a priority to support these programs with volunteer time, board participation, and financial contributions.” — Walt Smith, Managing Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.


A major arts partner since the 19th century, international law firm Baker Botts, is dedicated to helping arts organizations thrive and providing opportunities for its employees and clients to increase their exposure to all forms of art. In doing so, they know it brings valuable perspectives, experiences, and talents to the firm, allowing them to be more creative, effective, and ultimately successful at work.


Each winter, their Houston office hosts a family holiday event tied to its partnerships with local performing arts organizations. These events have taken place in conjunction with productions such as “The Nutcracker” at Houston Ballet, and “The Grinch” at Theater Under The Stars followed by an exclusive on-stage reception. These unique experiences allow Baker Botts to introduce the arts to a new generation and foster an early appreciation for the arts.


They’re also incorporating the arts in conjunction with their diversity initiative. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in 2011, Baker Botts displayed an art exhibit by Artists of the Americas – including original artworks by internationally emerging artists from Latin America – and feature them in several of their domestic offices.

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