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U.S. firm names three Canadian-based partners

Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 12:10 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Among the 20 new partners and five new counsel appointed by Chicago-based Baker McKenzie, three are in the firm’s Toronto office.

Christopher Burkett, Ahmed Shafey and Ora Wexler all now hold the title of partner.
Burkett is in the employment and compensation practice where his advocacy and investigations focus on employment, civil, compliance and criminal law matters. He also advises private and public corporations on regulatory compliance matters, particularly in the areas of anti-corruption and international human rights.

Shafey is in the litigation and government enforcement group. He has a commercial litigation practice where he advises on contractual disputes, professional liability actions, class actions, shareholder disputes, product liability actions, government procurement litigation, international commercial arbitrations and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. He also does work on civil fraud and asset recovery matters, as well as business crime investigations.

Wexler works in the corporate and securities practice. She deals with capital markets transactions and securities regulatory matters, including private placements, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital market regulatory compliance matters and other securities issues.

“These individuals have made significant contributions to our firm, demonstrating a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and industries,” said Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie’s managing partner in North America.

“We are very proud of their accomplishments, and I congratulate each of them on achieving this significant career milestone. As the new year begins, I look forward to working with them to advise our clients as they pursue growth and navigate a complex marketplace.”