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Baker & McKenzie LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 4,087
  • Gross Revenues: $2,419,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $590,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,200,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Baker & McKenzie is a Chicago-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Baker & McKenzie has 4004 attorneys and is the 2nd largest firm in the United States. With $2,313,000,000 in gross revenue in 2012, the firm placed 2nd on The American Lawyer's 2013 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2011 Global 100 survey, Baker & McKenzie ranked as the 1st highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in Asia Pacific, Latin America, North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 2 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 2 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 1 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 99 -15 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 81 -37 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 70 -9 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 84 -3 Summer programs

In the News

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 27, 2015

Seven firms announce new additions.

Phishing With Big Law as Bait

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Online scammers are using law firm names to attract their victims.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 26, 2015

Pryor Cashman has elected litigation partner David Rose to a three-year term on its executive committee, Michael Spencer and Brian Kerr have opened Spencer Kerr, along with other announcements.

The Inside Story of Dentons' Combination with Dacheng

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

In its boldest move yet, the verein is betting big on the Chinese economy.

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

Douglas McCollam : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?

Trowers & Hamlins Makes Move to Enter Malaysia

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : February 25, 2015

London-based Trowers is the first to take advantage of changes in the country's law that had prohibited foreign firms from operating there. But other firms with a much bigger Southeast Asian presence aren't rushing in behind them.

Ropes & Gray Ramps Up in Data Security, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

A data privacy expert joins Ropes & Gray on the West Coast; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Mayer Brown; Epstein Becker & Green's 15-lawyer raid lands it an office in Princeton; Cleary Gottlieb hires a former Sullivan & Cromwell tax partner and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Latham Gives Bob Dell a Spectacular Sendoff

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

In Robert Dell's final year as global chair, Latham & Watkins posted a record-high in gross revenue by hitting the $2.6 billion mark, as profits per partner, revenue per lawyer and net income also saw big gains.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 23, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Oil Shock for Law Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : February 23, 2015

Energy lawyers are about to find out how well their practices run on cheap oil.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 23

: Texas Lawyer : February 23, 2015

Rachel A. de Cordova has joined Phelps Dunbar in Houston as a partner in the regional marine and energy practice groups.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 19, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Competing in a New Cuba

Carlyn Kolker : The American Lawyer : February 17, 2015

As the door to Cuba cracks a little wider, some American firms are looking hard for opportunity. But foreign rivals already have a head start.

Deal of the Week: Baylor College of Medicine Uses Baker McKenzie for Joint Venture

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 16, 2015

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom represents Japanese company that closed joint venture with Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine.

Troutman Sanders Increases Gains Over 2013

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 16, 2015

Troutman Sanders continued to grow last year, posting strong gains in revenue and profit on top of a solid 2013.

Ecolab Inc.

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

Ecolab Inc. general counsel James Seifert credits a Minnesota core value of community service for spurring him and his department to contribute their skills to help the state's homeless youths.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Mayer Brown Partner Profits Grow by Double Digits

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

For the second straight year, Mayer Brown posted a double-digit rise in profits per partner, as gross revenue also increased. The firm's revenue was up 6.7 percent, to $1.223 billion and profits per partner jumped 12.8 percent, to $1.45 million. Revenue per lawyer increased 5.8 percent to $825,000, while net income moved up 17.4 percent to $405.5 million.

Dentons, Shearman See Africa Rising

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms are poised to set up shop in Johannesburg and Cairo, respectively.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : February 03, 2015

Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.

Skadden Once Again Snags Top Spot in Branding Survey

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 02, 2015

Although Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom landed at the top of research firm Acritas' annual survey measuring the strength of U.S. law firm brands for the fourth consecutive year, its rivals are closing in.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 02, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2015

Nick Ferguson : The Asian Lawyer : February 02, 2015

We reveal the contenders for our annual awards ahead of a gala dinner in Hong Kong on March 3.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Blurring of Work, Personal Tech Drives Privacy Disputes

: The Recorder : January 30, 2015

Jeffrey Rosenfeld of Kronenberger Rosenfeld represents a teacher who says school administrators spied on his Gmail and Facebook accounts after he was placed on leave.

Baker & McKenzie Adds Melbourne Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Arthur Apos has resigned from Ashurst after more than 20 years at the firm and legacy Blake Dawson.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs; Merck / Cubist; Visteon Stake Sale; GIC / IndCor Properties; NextEra / Hawaiian Electric; Paramount Group IPO

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Advise on $18 Billion Energy Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2015

The $18 billion merger between Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners tops a roundup of nine deals breaking the billion-dollar mark this week.

Chadbourne Opens New Office in Johannesburg

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2015

Chadbourne & Parke will open the South African outpost on Feb. 2, to be headed by Lido Fontana, a former project finance partner from one of the country's top corporate firms.