SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, today announced the admission of Stuart Plunkett and Jonathan Shapiro as partners in the firm’s recently opened San Francisco office. 

“Both Stuart and Jon are outstanding litigators and we are delighted that they have chosen to join us,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “Baker Botts has a strong presence in California, and the addition of both Jon and Stuart in San Francisco speaks to the interest and momentum that we have seen, since we opened our office earlier this year,” added Mr. Baker. 

Mr. Plunkett has 19 years of national experience representing clients in complex antitrust and commercial litigation matters. His clients include companies and individuals in a broad range of industries, including high tech, financial services, energy and healthcare. 

Mr. Plunkett regularly speaks and writes on antitrust litigation topics. He served as Chair of the Antitrust Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco and currently serves on the Bar Association’s Executive Committee. Mr. Plunkett previously served on the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the State Bar of California. 

Mr. Shapiro’s practice focuses on the defense of business and securities litigation and government enforcement actions. He has litigated class actions, challenges to corporate transactions and governance, and other matters regarding allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, including jury and bench trials. 

Mr. Shapiro’s clients include public and financial services companies, officers and directors, and investment bankers. He also serves as counsel defending and conducting internal investigations to those subject to enforcement action under the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, FINRA, and other government agencies and self-regulatory organizations. 

Mr. Plunkett joins the firm from Morrison Foerster, while Mr. Shapiro joins from Mintz Levin. 

“Adding Stuart and Jon in San Francisco is another step in the execution of our strategic plan to help us meet growing client demand in California, while ensuring we maintain our high level of professional excellence and client service. We expect to add other high quality legal talent to our Bay Area offices in the near term,” said Pat Stanton, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s San Francisco office.