It’s been quite a year for Maxine Ethier.
In January, she was made partner in our Major Projects and Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Groups. Eight months later, she’s been named the Firm’s Global Head of Infrastructure, fronting a team that now has an established presence across multiple regions.
When Maxine joined Baker McKenzie’s Toronto office as an associate in early 2014, our infrastructure practice was almost non-existent. But with her entrepreneurial mindset and dedication to developing client relationships, you could say that she’s built the infrastructure for us to practice infrastructure.
“I’m one of those people who knew all along they wanted to be a lawyer,” Nancy Hamzo said, smiling. “I went into high school saying, ‘I’m going to be a lawyer. That’s obviously what I’m going to be!'”
Nancy earned her law degree at the University of Ottawa, the city her family had made into their new home after immigrating from Lebanon when she was seven years old, leaving behind a homeland engulfed in a civil war. She didn’t really want to leave her new home after graduating.
“The only reason I moved to Toronto was for the Firm,” Nancy said.