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International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) today announced the appointment of Jason Marty as Chief Operating Officer, effective March 1, 2021. Marty will join from Baker McKenzie, where he has held a number of senior leadership positions, most recently serving as global COO.

After nearly two decades with Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest and highest-grossing law firms, Marty brings extensive insight to BCLP on large-scale international operations. In addition to his experience as COO, he also has served as global director of operations and led the development of its Belfast Service Center and alternative legal services platform; global director of marketing; and global director of knowledge management. During this tenure, Marty was involved in leading a variety of innovation and client service programs, in addition to focusing on the development of the firm’s practices.

“This is a transformative time for BCLP, and Jason is a world-class operations and legal industry executive who will be a great addition to our leadership team and a tremendous asset to our clients,” said BCLP Co-Chairs Lisa Mayhew and Steve Baumer. “We are excited to have Jason on board to help guide our firm through its next ambitious strategic chapter to become the ‘most admired international firm, built by our people to serve our clients.’”

Based in Chicago, Marty will report to Mayhew and Baumer and will serve on the firm’s leadership team. As COO at BCLP, Marty will play an important role in the development and execution of Project Advance, the firm’s new program of business transformation.

“This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining BCLP and I look forward to helping drive the firm’s growth and success,” Marty said. “There is already tremendous energy and excitement across the firm and I am thrilled to help to build on that momentum.”

Since the launch of Project Advance in October, BCLP has welcomed more than a dozen new lawyers around the globe, building scale around its core strengths in Litigation and Investigations, Mid-Market Transactions, and Real Estate as an asset class.

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