Kevin Coon, Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie's Toronto office, has been elected to a three-year term as Chair of the Firm's global Policy Committee, a governing body of leaders encompassing 77 offices in 47 countries across practice and industry groups. The Committee is responsible for working with Baker & McKenzie's Executive Committee on policy matters and the strategic direction of the Firm.
"I am honoured to be entrusted with the confidence of my colleagues to take on this role, and I look forward to working with Paul Rawlinson, our new global chair of the Executive Committee, and all my colleagues to help advance our strategic focus to be the global law firm of choice through an innovative, collaborative and integrated approach to our client needs," Mr. Coon said.
Mr. Coon's new position on the Policy Committee is the most recent example of his ongoing commitment to global leadership at the Firm. He serves on the Firm's Sustainability Committee, and has served on the Knowledge Management and Professional Development Committee and the Policy Committee. He has served as Managing Partner of the Toronto office since 2012.
Mr. Coon has also represented Baker & McKenzie at the United Nations' International Labour Organization, where he has served on the Committee on the Application of International Labour Standards, chaired an Experts Committee on employment issues and participated on committees drafting international labour standards, including Resolution 200, the first international labour standard to address “HIV/AIDS in the World of Work.” He currently serves on the UN Global Compact Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability.
Mr. Coon focuses his practice on the interpretation and application of local and international labour, ethics, compliance, human rights and employment laws and practices, advising corporate, government and not-for-profit organizations. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 Canada for labour and employment, and he is certified as a Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional by the US Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and as a Certified Specialist in Labour Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.