Legal Superstar: Baker Botts’ James Doty

Law360, New York (May 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When the Federal Home Mortgage Corporation needed an independent auditor to review and report on its books, it looked to an attorney who would be able to approach the situation with an understanding of both sides of the situation: Baker Botts partner James Doty.

Doty, who served as general counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1990 to 1992, was tapped by Freddie Mac to lead an investigative team in a probe into accounting at the government-sponsored organization.

The investigation was sparked by two...
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