Paul Schmidt became Chairman of BakerHostetler in 2019 after spending nine years leading the firm's national Tax Group and International Tax team. He is also a member of the Bloomberg Tax U.S. International Advisory Board and has served as the U.S. Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section Foreign Lawyers Forum.
Diversity initiatives at BakerHostetler include a diversity fellowship program, a Diverse Attorney Conference, and a women's committee. The firm works to provide diverse staffing on client projects and intentionally appoints minority and women lawyers to its Hiring Committee. BakerHostetler was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2019.
Joined LCLD 2015
Highlights of LCLD Participation
2021: Ivory Bishop, Melissa Hewitt; 2020: Shanisha Smith, Darley Maw; 2019: Simone Otenaike, Ernessa McKie; 2018: Suzanne Alton de Eraso, Erica Barrow; 2017: Xakema L. Henderson, Sushant Mohan; 2016: Stanley Ball, Marcus McCutcheon
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2021: Cayro Bustos
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2016, 2015
Annual Meeting (2020, 2019, 2018)
Member: Paul Schmidt
Diversity Professional: Dee Driscole
Communications Professional: Laura Scharf