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“He is knowledgeable, practical and extremely effective.”

— Chambers USA 2023

Paul Schmidt is chairman of BakerHostetler, serving as our chief executive officer and as chair of the Policy Committee, BakerHostetler’s governing board. Paul is responsible for directing client service, practice delivery and operations, and he oversees our practice and office leaders as well as the functional department heads. Paul guides BakerHostetler with initiatives grounded in the 2020 Strategic Plan, a firm growth and development roadmap of which he was a primary architect. He is a sought-after speaker and commenter on legal industry trends and law firm leadership and is a trusted advisor to clients on risk management, global expansion and international taxation.

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