Hayden S. Baker

Hayden Baker is a partner in the Corporate Department. He assists clients in mergers and acquisitions, energy and infrastructure projects, real estate deals and financing transactions. He has won recognition from New York Super Lawyers, The Legal 500 and Chambers USA.

Mr. Baker is particularly well regarded for his sophisticated, practical approach to transactions, having represented companies, private equity investors and financial institutions in hundreds of transactions, totaling well over $100 billion in investment. Clients praise his blend of strengths, saying: "He is very detail-oriented, very commercial and good at seeing what matters. He is levelheaded, very responsive and just a great guy to work with." Mr. Baker regularly counsels clients in the energy, chemicals, mining, technology and manufacturing sectors.

Previously, Mr. Baker was counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where for nearly 10 years he counseled clients worldwide on high-stakes corporate transactions. Mr. Baker began his career as a litigator with Shearman & Sterling, where he represented companies and individuals in internal investigations and civil and criminal matters, with a focus on foreign corruption and securities and accounting fraud. Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Baker worked on environmental policy and litigation matters for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the National Audubon Society.

Representative Client Work

Mergers & Acquisitions

Environment & Energy

Securities & Finance

Real Estate

News & Publications

Seminars & Presentations