Bot earned his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree in 1994 at the Ateneo de Manila University where he also obtained his Juris Doctor with Second Honors in 1998.
Bot’s litigation practice started with his stint as an Associate at Carpio Villaraza & Cruz Law Offices. He later founded Lim & Leynes, where he practiced litigation, corporate, commercial, and election laws.
In 2011, Bot accepted his appointment as Commissioner of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). Bot ushered various significant electoral reforms, particularly in the field of campaign finance. He also successfully introduced and implemented innovations in the management of the 2016 National and Local Elections resulting in record-breaking achievements, making COMELEC a forerunner in automated elections in Asia. Bot served COMELEC until 2018, retiring as acting Chairman and returning to private practice as managing partner of Lim Leynes Lozada-Marquez Law Offices.
His invaluable experience as COMELEC commissioner significantly enriches the LGTON LAW’s practice areas involving elected and appointed public officials.