J. Rob Fowler

Partner at Baker Botts LLP

J. Rob Fowler

J. Rob Fowler

Partner at Baker Botts LLP

Biography

Rob Fowler practices primarily in the area of employee benefits. He has broad experience in the design and implementation of employee benefit plans, including multiemployer plans and related tax-qualification requirements, reporting and disclosure matters, prohibited transaction issues and other fiduciary concerns.

Additionally, Mr. Fowler advises clients regarding employee stock ownership (ESOP) transactions, and regularly advises clients regarding the employee benefits aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures and regarding the integration of plans and arrangements following a transaction. He has extensive experience in the negotiation and drafting of employment and consulting agreements, restrictive covenants, clawback arrangements, golden parachute arrangements and other executive compensation and incentive programs, including the various forms of equity compensation arrangements and regularly advises clients on issues under Sections 409A and 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code. He has helped design and implement compensation and benefits arrangements for numerous master limited partnerships (MLPs). He also handles filings with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service and has been involved in several ERISA litigation matters.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Fowler served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edith Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Education
J.D. with High Honors, Order of the Coif
Class of 1996

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 1993

Texas A&M University (A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the fourth-largest university in the United States and the largest university in Texas.Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.

Career History
Partner
Current

Baker Botts LLP provides legal services to regional, national and international clients. Its clients include Halliburton, Centerpoint Energy, and ExxonMobil. The firm has offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Riyadh, and Washington. The company was founded in 1840 and is located in Houston, Texas.

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Chairman
Tenure Unconfirmed

Provision of healthcare benefits to eligible members and their dependents.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$250
2011

Partner at Baker Botts LLP

$150
2008

Owner at Bracewell LLP

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BP Plc, BP America Production Co. purchase Petrohawk Energy Corp. from BHP Group Ltd.

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GTCR LLC, Sycamore Partners Management LP, CommerceHub, Inc. /Private Group purchase CommerceHub, Inc.

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Delek US Holdings, Inc. purchases Alon USA Partners LP

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Texas Bar
Court Admission: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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