Baker McKenzie has elected 19 new partners in North America. The elections were effective January 1, 2021.

"Congratulations to this talented and diverse group of lawyers, who represent the future of our Firm in North America," said Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie's North America Chief Executive Officer. "Each has made significant contributions to our practices by demonstrating a deep understanding of our clients' needs and delivering exceptional legal service. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, they showed resiliency, commitment and leadership, and we are very proud of their accomplishments."

The Firm's newly promoted individuals are:

  • Jorge Ambriz-Cuevas, International Commercial, Juarez

  • Blaire Cahn, Transactional, New York

  • Michelle Carr, Transactional, Chicago

  • Christina Doria, Litigation & Government Enforcement, Toronto

  • Helena Engfeldt, International Commercial, San Francisco

  • Nicole Ford, Tax, New York

  • Airi Hammalov, Transactional, New York

  • Michelle Heisner, Transactional, New York

  • Piotr Korzynski, Transactional, Chicago

  • Elizabeth Lieb, Tax, Palo Alto

  • Alfonso Martinez-Bejarano, Transactional, Mexico City

  • Rocio Guadalupe Mendoza, Energy Transactions, Houston

  • Gabriel Ortiz-Aguilar, Employment & Compensation, Mexico City

  • Patrick Renckly, Tax, Houston

  • L Andrew Riccio, Litigation & Government Enforcement, New York

  • Kela Shang, Employment & Compensation, Palo Alto

  • Kent Stackhouse, Tax, Washington D.C.

  • Kathryn Strong, Transactional, Chicago

  • Sreenivas (Vas) Vedantam, Intellectual Property, Dallas

Explore Our Newsroom