Regine Corrado has been named Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie's Chicago office. She will succeed Michael Smith, who will continue his active real estate practice with the Firm.
As a Partner in the Corporate & Securities Group, Regine's cross-border practice includes the coordination and implementation of multi-country corporate transactions and restructurings outside the US.
In addition, she counsels US multinationals in connection with their international operations, as well as corporate and foreign investment compliance and maintenance of their global corporate portfolios.
"Regine has excellent credentials to be our Managing Partner in Chicago and is greatly respected both internally and by our clients," said Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie's North America Managing Partner. "I look forward to working with her in the Chicago market, and as part of the North America leadership team."
Born and raised in Germany, Regine joined the Firm's San Francisco office, later transferring to Chicago.
"I've been able to continue to build my career and use my experience to my clients' advantage because Baker McKenzie really takes an interest in nurturing talent and supporting our careers, including providing flexible working arrangements," said Regine, who worked part time for six years to spend time with her young children. "As a result, my career path has enabled me to raise my family, as well as really understand the challenges that our clients face in an increasingly complex business climate."
Regine is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, previously serving as its Co Vice-Chair of the Alliance for Women. She is also on the Advisory Board of POWER - Opening Doors for Women.
Baker McKenzie was formed in Chicago in 1949 with a handful of employees. Today it has about 250 attorneys in the Chicago office alone, in addition to offices all over the world, advising clients on international commercial, corporate/M&A, tax, employment, global equity, litigation and government enforcement matters.