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Winston & Strawn adds prominent Erisa litigator James Baker in San Francisco

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San Francisco, Ca., USA - January 14, 2010, San Francisco, Ca., USA - Winston & Strawn LLP announced the addition of James P. Baker as a partner in its San Francisco office.

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Mr. Baker focuses on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation and counseling employers on the entire spectrum of employee benefit and executive compensation matters. Previously co-chair of Jones Day's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice, Mr. Baker has been recognized as one of the nation's 40 best ERISA attorneys by The National Law Journal, and Chambers USA named him one of America's Leading Lawyers for ERISA Litigation. In addition, he has been listed in several other legal directories as a prominent attorney in his field, including Legal 500 US, The Best Lawyers in America and Northern California Super Lawyers.

Mr. Baker regularly represents clients in federal district and appellate courts across the country. Among his most notable successes, Mr. Baker acted as lead attorney in five ERISA stock drop class action cases resulting in consecutive client victories using five different legal theories, including In re First American Corp. ERISA Litigation, 258 F.R.D. 610 (C.D. Cal. 2009); In re Dell ERISA Litigation, 563 F. Supp. 2d 681 (W.D. Tex. 2008); Spivey v. The Southern Company, 427 F. Supp. 2d 1144 (N.D. Ga. 2006); In re Administrative Committee ERISA Litigation, 2005 WL 3454126 (N.D. Cal. 2005); and Ogden v. Americredit Corp., 225 F.R.D. 529 (N.D. Tex. 2005).

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