Mr Murray, who has practiced at Baker McKenzie for 17 years, will officially take up his new role a the start of July 2017. He will succeed Rick Hammett, who will continue his employment practice. A senior member of the firm's North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice, he has represented global and local clients in complex business disputes, has tried more than 50 cases to final jury verdict and has served as lead counsel in many bench trials and private arbitrations. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice.
‘Colin is a proven leader at our firm, and he is highly respected by colleagues and clients alike,’ said Michael Wagner, Baker McKenzie's North America Chair and Global Executive Committee member. ‘I'm confident he will be a very strong managing partner who can take our firm to new heights in North America.’ Baker McKenzie has more than 850 lawyers in the US and Canada.