Baker McKenzie recently announced that a former senior tax counsel for General Electric Co. has joined the firm’s New York-based North American tax practice as counsel.
The firm has hired Lawrence Zlatkin, who brings more than 25 years of sophisticated tax planning and transactional tax work experience, Baker McKenzie said in a March 14 release. Zlatkin previously served as a senior tax counsel on GE’s tax leadership team, where he was responsible for the company’s tax profile and strategy across the globe, including in Europe, India, East Asia and Australia, the firm said.
Zlatkin said the firm’s global reach attracted him.
“Baker is unique in two respects; it has the largest global footprint of any major firm in the country, but more importantly it’s an integrated practice as well,” Zlatkin said. “I can call colleagues in Brazil, Mexico or Japan and they are very responsive and willing to give me the information I need, so it’s unusual to find a law firm with as many offices around the world but has the global outlook Baker does."
Zlatkin, who was born in Quebec, earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from McGill University and his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Zlatkin is a member of the American Bar Association’s tax section, the International Fiscal Association and the New York University International Tax Program’s Practice Council.
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