Top Female Deal Maker: Baker Botts' Kelly Rose

Law360, New York (November 7, 2011, 5:13 PM EST) -- Baker Botts LLP's Kelly Rose was used to closing a deal in the face of corporate issues, but the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster five days after Apache Corp. agreed to purchase her client Mariner Energy Inc. for $3.9 billion, including debt, provided a showcase for her skills, and helped earn her a spot among Law360's Top Female Deal Makers.

Rose, the head of Baker Botts' corporate department in Houston, said drafting the complex deal didn't take long. But the shutdown of all deepwater drilling in...
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