Houston (January 6, 2014) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to welcome Alan P. Baden as a Partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of the Firm’s Houston office.

 “Alan is a veteran corporate lawyer with an unwavering dedication to superior client service, ” said Michael K. Pierce, the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group Leader. “He will serve as a valuable resource for our clients and our Firm.”

Baden focuses his practice on corporate finance, private equity, and mergers and acquisition transactions. With more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry, he represents U.S. and non-U.S. public and private companies and underwriters, clients engaged in exploration and production, as well as those in the service and pipeline sectors of the energy business. Baden’s practice includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, public company reporting, public and private offerings (including international and domestic Rule 144A financings), private equity investments, and other capital markets and M&A activities.

Recognized for his legal work, Baden has been honored by numerous publications, including Chambers USA by Chambers & Partners (2009, 2010-2012),The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2008-2014), and Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2006-2007 and 2009-2013). He is Past Chair of the State Regulation of Securities Committee for the American Bar Association, Past Chair of the Securities Law Committee for the State Bar of Texas, and Member of the Federal Regulation of Securities, State Regulation of Securities, and Legal Opinions Committees for the American Bar Association.

Admitted to practice in New York, Ohio, and Texas, Baden received a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1973 and B.S. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania in 1970. He joins the Firm from Vinson & Elkins.

About Thompson & Knight

Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight is a full-service firm providing legal solutions to public and private companies, governments, and individuals in all areas, including commercial and tort litigation, finance, banking, securities, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, intellectual property, corporate governance, creditors’ rights, real estate, labor, white collar defense, and environmental matters, among others. They are particularly recognized for their depth of experience and capabilities on behalf of clients in the energy industry, both domestically and around the world. The Firm has been named the “Law Firm of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law in the 2011-2012 and 2013 consecutive editions of Best Law Firms, the preeminent listing of the nation’s top legal practices published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America®.  Thompson & Knight has approximately 330 attorneys with offices in Texas, New York, California, and Michigan, and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe.