Catherine Zinn is Baker Botts’ first-ever Chief Client Officer. She oversees various aspects of growth and strategy along with the firm’s sector-focused client development, marketing and communications functions globally. Catherine works closely with the firm’s leaders, serves as an ambassador to the market, and is a core member of the firm’s leadership team. In her market-facing role, she regularly meets with clients to obtain feedback and to ensure the firm is being the best possible steward of our clients’ businesses.
Catherine also commits a significant portion of her time connecting high- profile executives, alumni and other friends of the firm to jobs and to public company board seats, with an emphasis on diversity. Additionally, Catherine serves as a board member and advisor to various for-profit and non-profit companies and investors focused on diverse founders. Previously, Catherine was a member of the executive staff at Orrick and held senior client relations roles at DLA Piper and JAMS.
With more than 20 years of experience in professional services sales, Catherine has built a reputation as a “super-connector” throughout the legal, tech and financial services industries. Catherine was recognized as a “Woman of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, as a “Woman of Achievement” by Legal Momentum and a “Top 100 Woman in Law” by Women Who Lead in 2021. In January 2015, she was inducted into the International Women’s Forum and in 2016 joined American Leadership Forum’s roster of senior fellows along with other top C-level executives and community leaders. She received her B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College.