Baker & McKenzie LLP is pleased to announce that David Chaumette has joined the Firm’s Houston office as a Partner in its regional and global Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie provides sophisticated advice and legal services to many of the world’s most dynamic and successful organizations through more than 3,600 locally qualified lawyers and 6,400 professional staff in 70 offices and 38 countries. It is the 3rd largest law firm in the world.

“We are pleased to have someone of David’s talent join our firm. He is a well-respected and highly effective litigator,” said Kerry Blair, Chair of the Houston office Dispute Resolution Practice Group. “His addition to our dispute resolution practice complements an already established practice and will further its successes here and globally.”

Mr. Chaumette has tried cases and prosecuted appeals across Texas and the United States. His trials have involved oil and gas, securities, software licensing, and real estate disputes. He has also extensively published on electronic discovery issues, including the management of electronic information in corporations. Mr. Chaumette received his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School, his M.S. degree from Stanford University (Aeronautics/Astronautics), and his B.S.E., cum laude, from Princeton University.

Mr. Chaumette is a member of the American Law Institute and the Litigation Counsel of America and has been previously named “Texas Rising Star” by Law & Politics Magazine. He is married to Sugar Land City Councilmember Jacqueline Chaumette. The couple has two children, Raphael and Alexandre.