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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

Trowers & Hamlins Wins First License to Practice in Malaysia

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 16, 2015

The U.K. firm has announced it is now a so-called Qualified Foreign Law Firm, allowing it to advise clients on international law from the Southeast Asian country.

Baker & McKenzie First in Shanghai FTZ Joint Venture

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 15, 2015

The Chicago-based firm is teaming up with China's FenXun Partners to be the first joint operation between law firms in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in a program that was introduced last year.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker & McKenzie Recruits Stamford Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 09, 2015

Min-tze Lean was most recently a director at the former Stamford Law Corp.

Deal Watch: Magic Circle, Am Law Firms Advise on $70 Billion Royal Dutch Shell Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 09, 2015

Oil and gas tops off this week's list of billion-dollar deals, with Royal Dutch Shell plc's $70 billion acquisition of BG Group plc. Magic Circle and Am Law firms landed roles on the mega deal, with Slaughter and May, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advising Shell, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer working on behalf of BG Group.

McKenna Will Merge With Dentons, but Will Everyone Join?

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 09, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge and Dentons finally announced Wednesday that the two firms' partnerships have approved a merger, but it's not clear yet which lawyers from McKenna will be joining Dentons.

INTERACTIVE CHART: Africa's 50 Largest Law Firms

: The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2015

Africa is one of the world's final frontiers for large law firms, but despite a burgeoning market for legal services, some local leaders still reign supreme.

Dentons, McKenna Long Reach Merger Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2015

A little more than a month after rekindling merger talks, Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge have agreed to a combination.

Rajah & Tann Scores Senior Counsel From Stamford Law

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 06, 2015

International arbitration specialist Tan Chuan Thye joins the Singaporean firm as a partner.

GCs and Risk: How You Define Your Role Is Key

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : April 06, 2015

One of the biggest risks for a general counsel is a wrong definition of her own role and a belief that she is just a traditional lawyer who happens to work in-house.

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dealmakers of the Week: Keith Pagnani and Melissa Sawyer of Sullivan & Cromwell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

M&A partners Pagnani and Sawyer took the lead for UnitedHealth Group in its purchase of Schaumburg, Illinois-based pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. for $12.8 billion.

Deal Watch: Four Am Law Firms Advise on UnitedHealth's $12.8 Billion Catamaran Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 02, 2015

This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more features UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s $12.8 billion acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Sullivan & Cromwell, Blake, Cassels & Graydon and Squire Patton Boggs advised UnitedHealth in the transaction, while Sidley Austin and Baker & McKenzie worked on behalf of Catamaran.

Dewey Case Takes Shape Weeks Before Trial

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 01, 2015

In the run-up to the trial of former executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf, a Manhattan judge ruled Tuesday that the defense could argue that, if not for the departure of partners and publicity of the prosecutors' investigation, Dewey would have been able to "right itself and pay its debt."

GC of Birla Carbon in Marietta Works With Global Reach and Responsibilities

Mary Welch : Daily Report : March 31, 2015

Joe Gaynor joined Columbian Chemicals Co. in 2010. It was acquired by the Aditya Birla Group in 2011 and now operates as Birla Carbon.

White & Case Hires Hong Kong Private Equity Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Former Linklaters counsel Kyungseok Kim is the second PE partner to join White & Case from the Magic Circle firm's Hong Kong office this year.

Norton Rose Fulbright Reclaims Top Spot in Canadian Brand Survey

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 30, 2015

Norton Rose Fulbright has landed the lead position on Acritas' Canadian Law Firm Brand Index, bumping Blake, Cassels & Graydon, which slipped to second place.

DLA Piper's Big Move in Canada

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

In April, the global firm acquires a substantial new footprint in Canada via a merger with Vancouver's 260-lawyer Davis.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Russian Data Residency Law Will Soon Take Effect

Ed Silverstein : Law Technology News : March 24, 2015

The law is actually more far-reaching that some businesses may realize at first glance.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Mayer Brown Lands NSA Legal Chief in Push for More Recognition

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 18, 2015

One way to compete in the Washington legal industry is to announce your practice with a significant hire. This week, the trumpet blast was for Rajesh De, the former NSA general counsel who is returning to Mayer Brown.

Partner: McKenna Votes to Approve Dentons Merger

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 16, 2015

Partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge voted on Monday afternoon to merge with global megafirm Dentons, according to a McKenna partner.

In-House Counsel Profile: Ansell Healthcare Products LLC's William Reilly Jr.

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

"There are lots of alternative creative ways to bill, and the hourly fee is slowly but surely dying."

Musical Chairs at McKenna Long, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart because of conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

McKenna Partners to Vote Monday on Mega-Merger With Dentons

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 13, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge's partners will vote Monday on whether to merge with global megafirm Dentons, said a McKenna partner and three sources close to the firms on Friday.

Proposed Update to EU Privacy Policy Uncertain

Ed Silverstein : Law Technology News : March 12, 2015

Despite any drawbacks, many argue it is time for the new regulation given that the last directive was put into effect 20 years ago.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Mayer Brown Expands Energy Practice Into Mexico City

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Recent reforms to the energy industry in Mexico have prompted Mayer Brown to establish an office in the country's capital city. Last year, Mexico opened up exploration and production to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years.