Rice Unconventional Wisdom

Charles Szalkowski

  • B.A., economics, Rice University, 1970
  • B.S., accounting, Rice University, 1971
  • MBA, Harvard, 1973
  • J.D., Harvard, 1975

Mr. Szalkowski is a partner in the corporate department of Baker Botts, where he helps lead the technology and emerging growth companies practice. For more than 30 years, Mr. Szalkowski has represented public and venture-backed companies, the investment bankers for and the investors in those companies.  He also regularly advises a number of nonprofit organizations in connection with their legal affairs, including trade associations, universities, arts organizations, social service agencies, and other charities.


Mr. Szalkowski has volunteered in leadership positions on several nonprofit boards including Bio Houston, DePelchin Children's Center, Methodist Children's Home of Waco, St. Luke's United Methodist Church Foundation, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Texas Aviation Hall Hame and others. Mr. Szalkowski served as a reunion committee member (2010), recently received a Meritorious Service Award from the ARA, and has previously served on the External Advisory Board for the Humanities Research Center. He has a long history of volunteering at Rice and is former president of the Association of Rice Alumni.