Baker & Hostetler is a full-service law firm that provides legal counseling to businesses throughout North America. Its practice groups include: business; employment and labor; litigation; tax, personal planning and employee benefits. Baker & Hostetler has appeared among Corporate Board Members lists of most respected law firms on numerous times and has served several companies listed on the Fortune 25. Its notable clients include General Electric and Major League Baseball. The firm was founded in 1916 by Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War in World War I and former mayor of Cleveland. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C., operates 10 offices throughout the United States and has affiliated firms in Brazil and Mexico.