Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 725 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 14 global offices. The firm is recognized as a leading firm in the energy and technology sectors. Throughout its 175-year history, Baker Botts has provided creative and effective legal solutions while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to client service. Baker Botts represents clients in the hydroelectric industry on federal licensing and compliance matters; asset acquisitions and sales; state water quality proceedings; and issues arising from the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act. The firm’s attorneys have significant experience representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of the Interior, NOAA Fisheries, and state resource agencies. Jay Ryan serves as the principal contact, he can be reached at