Baker McKenzie recently added five highly regarded partners to its existing teams in California. Mark Goodman and Ethan Miller will operate out of the firm's San Francisco/Palo Alto office, while Robin Samuel, Barry Thompson and Joe Ward will become founding partners of the firm’s new office in Los Angeles.
Colin Murray, north American managing partner, is delighted that these high-profiles partners have joined Baker McKenzie, “they will take on significant commercial and employment litigation as well as class action cases for clients across multiple industries. We are solidifying our roots in a market where many California-based Fortune 500 companies have a presence. Los Angeles is also an increasingly important gateway for our clients in Asia," stated Murray. While Michael Wagner, north American chair and global executive member added that the firm is “thrilled to bring on board such terrific talent, experience and capabilities.” Paul Rawlison, global chair, seized this opportunity to stress “Baker McKenzie’s confidence in North America as a growth market.”