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Baker McKenzie Global Managing Partner Dies at 56 While on Leave for Exhaustion

Baker McKenzie has said that its global chair, Paul Rawlinso bostonlawyer.204/16/19
Most likely had health issues that would have sprung up no m irishlaw04/16/19
Who knows? Maybe he burned out his brain and heart with coca bigsal04/16/19
I am sure that his enticing and fulfilling familiar and soci ternarydaemon04/16/19
I will go with that. Having been in big law IMHO there heythere04/17/19
It's Not Caring. Some do it better than others. dopesmokeresquire04/18/19
He will be missed. Maybe, by someone he knew from before he midlaw04/17/19
Such is life. isthisit04/18/19
Biglaw lifestyle can be a killer. Not the first time I've he parlance04/20/19
bostonlawyer.2 (Apr 16, 2019 - 7:57 pm)

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 at Baker McKenzie and outside the firm who worked with and admired Paul. For all of us Paul was a visionary, a true leader and a good friend. He will be greatly missed.”


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Was it worth it?

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irishlaw (Apr 16, 2019 - 8:13 pm)

Most likely had health issues that would have sprung up no matter what.

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bigsal (Apr 16, 2019 - 8:38 pm)

Who knows? Maybe he burned out his brain and heart with cocaine to stay awake

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ternarydaemon (Apr 16, 2019 - 11:59 pm)

I am sure that his enticing and fulfilling familiar and social life, along with his many undertakings into the arts, sciences and in general the well being of mankind, all of whom were done during his non-working hours, will be sorely missed by the community.

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heythere (Apr 17, 2019 - 3:18 pm)

I will go with that.

Having been in big law IMHO there are two types of successful partner personalities: (1) those that handle all situations effortlessly and (2) those that don't.

For group (1) you must be born under the right star; born in the right social circles and have an easy going personality or be at the right place and time and be easy going. If you struggle even a little, it will eventually catch up with you.

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dopesmokeresquire (Apr 18, 2019 - 12:25 pm)

It's Not Caring.

Some do it better than others.

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midlaw (Apr 17, 2019 - 1:04 am)

He will be missed. Maybe, by someone he knew from before he was a lawyer if they still remember him.

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isthisit (Apr 18, 2019 - 11:38 am)

Such is life.

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parlance (Apr 20, 2019 - 6:19 pm)

Biglaw lifestyle can be a killer. Not the first time I've heard a story like this. Won't be the last, either.

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