Global Chair, Baker & McKenzie LLP


Paul Rawlinson joined Baker McKenzie in 1986 with a focus on intellectual property, and has served as Managing Partner of the London office and British Chair of the firm. In 2016, he became Global Chair of the firm. 

In 2017, Paul made a pledge to encourage businesses to reduce the global gender pay gap by 2030: “At Baker McKenzie we don't see gender equality as a ‘women’s’ issue. It is a business issue, and one that both men and women must champion.”

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. 

Joined LCLD 2009 

*Paul passed away in April 2019. 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017, 2014, 2013)
Fellows nominated:
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: 
2019: Alysha Preston; 2015: Nick Harper-Smith, Brandon Moseberry

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2018: Arianna Davis, Brae Dozier, Grant Ellis, Anne Hsiao; 2013: Susie Choi

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

Annual Meeting (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)


Member: Paul Rawlinson

Diversity Professional: Anna Brown, Alexis Robertson, Marredia Crawford

Communications: Kevin P. Blasko