Baker & Hostetler is a law firm that maintains a staff of more than 600 lawyers and serves businesses and individuals. The firm serves the hospitality, health care, financial, media, sports and entertainment, energy and technology sectors. Its clients include Bayer Corporation, Cardinal Health, CNL, EDS, Fisher Scientific, Ford, HCA, Hyatt Hotels, IBM, Morgan Stanley, New York Times and Northwest Airlines. The firm represents clients in matters concerning merger and acquisition, employee benefits, intellectual property, real estate law, tax planning and bankruptcy. It also assists clients in issues related to project development and finance, trade regulation and antitrust, class action, products liability and toxic tort. Baker & Hostetler has been operational for more than 90 years and maintains a location in Costa Mesa, Calif.