Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Marty as the Firm's Global Chief Operating Officer. For the last three years Jason has been responsible for the launch and the successful operation of our Global Services Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland which is now working with our offices around the world providing support for transactional practices, investigations, commercial work, and litigation. He will replace Craig Courter in the role. Craig will be looking for new opportunities outside the Firm.

Jason joined Baker McKenzie in 2001 and has led or been involved in a range of client and operational roles focused on innovation, new products, practice development, brand management, risk, procurement and financial management.  Most recently, he has co-led the firm's innovation initiative.

Paul Rawlinson, Global Chair Baker McKenzie says,

I am delighted to welcome Jason as our new COO and to the Global Executive.

"His global experience and success in the wide variety of roles he has carried out at Baker McKenzie means he is very well placed to succeed in this vital position."

Paul adds, "I also want to thank Craig for his enormous contribution to the Firm over a long period during which he has been an invaluable member of the leadership team and managed a number of very substantial Firm projects and leaves a legacy of a solid platform and professional services team for the future."

Jason Marty comments, "I am looking forward to taking on the COO role and working into the future with Firm leadership and our teams worldwide.  This is a time of great change and opportunity in the legal industry and I am excited to do my part to ensure that Baker McKenzie continues to adapt and grow stronger. "

Jason will take up the role on July 1 and will be based in Chicago.

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