Among top-tier US firms, a presence in São Paulo is no longer the distinguishing feature it once was. Even so, White & Case LLP’s office in the city is more established than most. That is largely thanks to Don Baker, who heads the firm’s Latin American practice. He relocated to São Paulo in the late 1990s and, of the international legal community, is arguably the most wedded to the country. His wife, who he met years before the move, is Brazilian and they have raised a family in the city.