Hayden S. Baker

Hayden Baker is a partner in the Corporate and Environment & Natural Resources groups. He draws upon his broad environmental and extensive corporate expertise to assist clients in a variety of contexts, including mergers and acquisitions, energy and infrastructure projects, real estate transfers and development, securities offerings, financing transactions, bankruptcy, contamination matters and litigation. 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 on issues affecting the energy, chemicals, mining and manufacturing sectors. In particular, Mr. Baker has worked with companies spanning the breadth of the energy sector, from coal mining, to oil and gas, to power generation and transmission, to renewable and distributed generation and energy efficiency. He brings a sophisticated understanding not only of the legal framework but also the market and policy dynamics shaping the industry and driving investment in the space.

Previously, Mr. Baker was counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where for nearly 10 years he counseled clients worldwide on high-stakes corporate transactions, with a focus on energy and environmental matters. 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


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Chambers 2016