Chief Executive Officer, North America, Baker & McKenzie LLP


Colin Murray joined Baker McKenzie in 2000 and became CEO in 2017. He was previously a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego. Colin also served as a Director for the Casa Cornelia Law Center, which provides representation to the poor in immigration cases, and provided pro bono legal counseling and representation to the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Colin created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Colin's pledge here

Baker McKenzie has a variety of diversity efforts, including a diversity fellowship program for second-year law students and program called Listening Ear that supports LGBT employees. Baker & McKenzie was twice named a top firm for diversity by the American Lawyer and has achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. 

Baker McKenzie was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2009 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017, 2014, 2013)
Fellows nominated:
2022: Yoon Chae; 2021: Teisha Johnson; 2020: Khelin Aiken; 2019: Brandon Moseberry; 2018: Christina Sajous Bullock; 2017: Crystal Roberts Jezierski; 2016: Michael Liu; 2015: Valerie Marsh; 2014: Celina Joachim; 2013: Sarah L.E. Harris; 2012: Donna M. Walwyn; 2011: Edward S. Harrison

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Andrea TovarAdeola Olowude; 2021: Goli Rahimi, Gary Hunt; 2020: Alexandra Daniels; 2019: Alysha Preston; 2015: Nick Harper-Smith, Brandon Moseberry

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Participated in 2020 Virtual Scholar's Summit
Scholars hosted: 
2022: Emily Johnson, Michael Fabiyi, Peter Brigham; 2021: Helen Aihevba; 2018: Arianna Davis, Brae Dozier, Grant Ellis, Anne Hsiao; 2013: Susie Choi

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)


Member: Colin Murray

Diversity Professional: Marredia Crawford