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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

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.

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.

Kennedys Launches Singapore Joint Law Venture

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 09, 2015

The London-based firm will join forces with shipping boutique Legal Solutions to add a local law practice to its city-state office.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 05, 2015

Additions and promotions at Venable, Goldberg Segalla and Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria.

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Lead on AbbVie's $21 Billion Pharma Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 05, 2015

Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised on the most number of billion-dollar deals this week, with four, while Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz led the way by transaction value.

Jones Day Hires Away Ashurst Partner in Perth

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 04, 2015

Infrastructure specialist Paul Riethmuller is the third partner to join the office since it opened nearly a year ago.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: DLA Posts Record Profits Despite Flat Revenue

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : March 04, 2015

Despite flat revenues and a second consecutive drop in total lawyer head count, DLA Piper's net income rose by more than 10 percent in 2014, to a record high of $667 million. This increased efficiency pushed the firm's profit margin from 24 to 27 percent—its highest since 2008—while average profits per equity partner rose 12.5 percent, to $1.49 million, another firm record.

Winners Announced for Asia Legal Awards 2015

: The Asian Lawyer : March 04, 2015

On Tuesday night, The Asian Lawyer held its second annual Asia Legal Awards, celebrating the region's top law firms. As promised, here's the list of lucky winners.

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

Douglas McCollam : The American Lawyer : March 03, 2015

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

New Partners: Baker & McKenzie

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

New Partners 2015

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

New Partners: Berger Singerman

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

The Inside Story of Dentons' Combination with Dacheng

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : March 02, 2015

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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Sheppard Mullin, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Paul Hastings, Baker & McKenzie, and Anderson Kill announce promotions, among other news.

Really Big and Really Global

Julie Triedman : Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

A blockbuster merger brings together a big international firm with China's biggest.

DLA Piper Breaks Into Canada With Davis Merger

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 01, 2015

A year after its bid to merge with now-defunct Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie fell through, DLA Piper has found a partner up north in Davis LLP, a 260-lawyer midtier firm based in Vancouver. The combination, effective in April, marks the latest combination of a U.S.-based global firm with one in Canada.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 27, 2015

Seven firms announce new additions.