Baker & McKenzie Hires Ex-Mayer Partner Chris Horn for Securities Practice

Baker & McKenzie LLP (1111L) hired Christopher Horn, a partner at Mayer Brown LLP (1120L), to boost its structured finance practice.

Horn, 41, has experience in the securitization and financing of auto loans and leases, Baker & McKenzie said today in an e-mailed statement. Horn will join the firm’s New York office as a partner on its banking and finance team.

“We are expanding our capabilities for clients in the finance area, and his significant experience in securitization and structured finance matters will be a great asset to both our financial institution and corporate clients,” James C. Colihan, managing partner of the firm’s New York office, said in the statement.

Baker & McKenzie is an international firm with more than 3,800 lawyers. It was ranked the highest-grossing law firm in fiscal 2010 with revenue of $2.1 billion, according to the American Lawyer, a trade publication.

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