Kimberly Franko Lower has joined Baker McKenzie's North America Employment & Compensation Practice Group as a Partner based in New York, where she will advise clients on employment law matters arising from mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as the negotiation and drafting of sophisticated employment, consulting, separation, and restrictive covenant agreements.

Kim brings years of experience advising multinational companies on a range of issues relating to federal, state and local labor, employment, and immigration laws regarding US and cross-border transactions. Kim joins Baker McKenzie from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

"At a time when deal work is at a high point, Kim's deep knowledge in employment-related aspects of transactions will be critical to growing the soup-to-nuts services Baker McKenzie offers clients throughout the deal life cycle. We look forward to welcoming Kim to our team," said George Avraam, North America Chair for the Employment & Compensation Practice Group.

"Kim's well-rounded background will build upon our strong reputation advising on 'people' matters critical to successful corporate transactions. Her expertise will be a value-add to the Firm and will complement the capabilities of our teams in New York and on the East Coast more broadly," added Baker McKenzie North America Chief Executive Officer Colin Murray.

"I look forward to joining Baker McKenzie's strong and growing employment and compensation practice, where I will focus on transactions and counseling," Kim added.

Baker McKenzie’s Employment & Compensation Practice is the largest employment practice in the world and the only law firm to be ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global for Employment for 11 consecutive years.

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