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Baker McKenzie Global Chair Dies During Exhaustion Leave

Law360 (April 15, 2019, 5:44 PM EDT) -- Baker McKenzie has said that its global chair, Paul Rawlinson, died unexpectedly on Friday, six months after he took a leave of absence due to exhaustion.

Rawlinson, who joined Baker McKenzie in 1986, was named global chair in 2016. He announced in October that he would be stepping down from his duties due to medical problems caused by exhaustion. He was 56, according to the Financial Times.

“The firm’s thoughts are with Paul's family, who we will continue to support during this most difficult of times,” a statement issued by the firm said. “Our thoughts also go out to the very many friends...

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