Baker McKenzie is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Korff as the Firm's Chief Operating Officer for the North America Region. Jennifer will serve in a leadership role overseeing the Firm’s 15 North America offices across the US, Canada and Mexico comprising nearly 2,000 fee earners and business professionals.
With more than 23 years of legal sector experience, Jennifer began her career as a transactional lawyer at Stroock and then became an executive at Sony Music. After earning her MBA from Columbia University, she moved into law firm management, serving in leadership roles at Orrick, Winston & Strawn, Bingham McCutchen and McKee Nelson.
North America Chief Executive Officer, Colin Murray said, “Jennifer's history of strategic practice-building leadership roles and her commercial approach to law firm management are a perfect fit for both helping lead Baker McKenzie through this period of challenges and, more importantly, for helping us emerge stronger into our next period of rapid growth.”
Global Chief Operating Officer, Jason Marty said, “We are excited to have Jennifer join our strong business leadership team, and I look forward to working with her to help shape the future of our firm and also the industry.”
Jennifer added, “This is clearly a very challenging time in the legal sector and the broader global economy. I am excited to work closely with the Firm’s high caliber leadership team to devise creative business solutions that enable us to deliver extraordinary value to our clients, and recruit and retain highly talented people.”