Baker Botts, an international business law firm, enhanced its Securities practice by adding Douglas Henkin – a lawyer with over 20 years of litigation experience handling complex commercial and securities litigation to its New York office. Mr. Henkin joins the Firm as a partner.
“Doug has extensive experience working with complex securities and other financial products and his arrival speaks to the strength of our litigation practice and our continued effort of maintaining the highest levels of client service,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.
“We are very pleased that Doug chose to join us at this time in his career, and at this exciting time in the life of our firm, particularly given our strategic plans for New York,” added Mr. Baker.
Mr. Henkin has extensive experience representing securities markets in litigations relating to the operations of securities markets. He has also worked in the areas of complex securities and other financial products, having represented broker-dealers and securities purchasers in actions involving collateralized mortgage obligations and other mortgage-backed securities, structured notes, convertible debentures, and high-yield short-term notes.
Mr. Henkin has represented defendants in federal and state actions in which securities-related claims have been asserted on behalf of individuals and classes, appearing on behalf of broker-dealers, underwriters, issuers, officers, and directors.
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Additionally, Mr. Henkin has substantial knowledge defending direct and derivative claims against companies, officers, and directors and claims relating to mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings, as well as litigation involving commodities and commodities derivatives.
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Henkin was a partner in Milbank, Tweed, Hadley&McCloy’s New York office. He earned his undergraduate degree from MIT, and law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an Associate Editor and Editor of its Law Review. He also clerked for Judge William J. Holloway, Jr, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. and has been recognized in Chambers USA and Legal 500 for his work in securities litigation.