BakerHostetler Continues Growth Trajectory, Adds Litigation Partner in Houston

Press Releases / September 7, 2022

HOUSTON — Sept. 7, 2022

Key takeaways
  • Lisa Houssiere joins BakerHostetler’s Houston office as a partner and member of the firm’s nationwide Litigation Practice Group and Energy Industry team.
  • Houssiere has extensive experience in international disputes and investigations, particularly in the energy sector, complementing BakerHostetler’s first-rate cross-border international arbitration and litigation team.
  • Since 2020, BakerHostetler has added nearly 25 attorneys in the region. Houssiere is the latest of several recent strategic additions to the firm’s Houston office; the firm announced the arrival of Ryan Pittman in early August.
Why this matters

Houssiere further bolsters BakerHostetler’s national and international litigation prowess. She brings a diverse litigation practice focused on energy and antitrust matters. Her international litigation and arbitration experience, particularly in Latin America, further strengthens the firm’s highly regarded international arbitration team.

 Key quote

“Lisa Houssiere is a terrific addition to our litigation group. Her experience with bet-the-company matters, both domestically and internationally, will be an immediate asset to our firm and clients,” said W. Ray Whitman, chair of BakerHostetler’s national Litigation Practice Group. “Her range of trial work, including complex energy, antitrust and intellectual property matters, brings additional depth to our internationally recognized litigation practice.”

About Houssiere’s practice

Houssiere has built an extensive litigation practice, particularly in the energy industry. Representing upstream and midstream companies in high-stakes disputes, she has prevailed for her clients in state and federal courts as well as before domestic and international arbitration tribunals.

Houssiere has worked on several high-profile Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases and has advised clients under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the European Commission.

Houssiere also has significant experience representing companies seeking merger clearance by the DOJ and the European Commission, as part of her antitrust practice.

Houssiere received her B.A., cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and her J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University, where she was a member of the SMU Law Review.

Key quote

“We are thrilled to welcome Lisa to the firm. She is a talented lawyer and strategic advisor who is highly respected by her peers and clients alike,” said Houston Managing Partner Matthew Caligur. “We continue to build strategically on our strengths in Houston, and Lisa is an important part of that plan. This is an exciting time for the Houston office.”

About BakerHostetler’s Litigation Practice Group

With more than 400 litigators in offices coast to coast, BakerHostetler’s Litigation Practice Group represents market-leading clients in virtually every type of case and proceeding, nationally and worldwide. The group’s roster of litigators includes former prosecutors, veteran civil trial lawyers and former enforcement officials from various government agencies. Recognized as a “go-to law firm” for its deep bench, commitment to client needs and tenacity, and named by BTI as “Most Feared in Litigation,” BakerHostetler’s Litigation Practice Group successfully protects clients in and out of the courtroom.

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About BakerHostetler

With hundreds of highly ranked attorneys across multiple practice areas, BakerHostetler helps clients around the world address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues, delivering sophisticated counsel and outstanding client service. The firm has six core practice groups – Business, Digital Assets and Data Management, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Tax – composed of more than 1,000 lawyers located coast to coast. For more information, visit

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