Chicago, September 27, 2005, – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – …

Chicago, September 27, 2005, – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Baker & McKenzie announced today that Bill Wood has joined the Firm as Senior Operating Officer of Global Client Services. He will work to further expand and enhance the Firm’s delivery of high quality services to clients through its globally integrated practices.

Wood has over 20 years of tax industry and practice management experience. He comes to Baker & McKenzie from a Big 4 accounting firm where he served as a partner on the senior management team, and made many significant contributions to that organization’s success in matching services and capabilities to client needs. Wood will be based in Chicago, but will spend considerable time in Baker & McKenzie’s offices worldwide.

John Conroy, Chairman of Baker & McKenzie’s Executive Committee, said, “I am particularly pleased that Bill will bring his experience and energies to the law firm model. He will provide important leadership as we strive to better understand and satisfy the needs of our clients with respect to a wide range of legal, economic, and related services.”

John Peterson, Chair of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Tax Practice Group, said, “We are delighted to welcome Bill to our Firm. He brings with him a deep knowledge that will enhance our business planning process and contribute mightily to the further growth of our global practices.”

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