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Baker & McKenzie LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 4,245
  • Gross Revenues: $2,540,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $600,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,290,000
  • 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

Mergers Shake Up List of Largest D.C. Law Offices

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

Covington & Burling, at the top of The National Law Journal's list of Wash­ington's largest firms for the second consecutive year, added about 15 total lawyers last year in a time when elite firms, especially ones that focus on litigation, find the most ability to expand in Washington.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug 3

: Texas Lawyer : July 31, 2015

Bruce Pinegar has joined The Woodlands office of Winstead as an associate in the firm's wealth preservation practice group.

Baker & McKenzie on $1.1B Shanghai Property Investment

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 30, 2015

Hong Kong's Link REIT is buying two office buildings and retail space in the city's Xintiandi area.

Deal Watch: Teva's Generics Buy Headlines Banner M&A Week

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

A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.

'Best Firms' Report Shows Top 50 Shops for Women

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2015

A select group of Am Law 200 firms are among those touted by Working Mother magazine and consulting firm Flex-Time Lawyers for their annual look at the 50 best firms for women, based on metrics like family-friendly policies and percentage of female partners.

Baker & McKenzie on Meiji Yasuda's $5B U.S. Insurance Buy

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Debevoise & Plimpton is advising the target, New York Stock Exchange-listed StanCorp, on the deal.

Baker Bags Two Amid Belfast Opening, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hot Spot: Law Firms Consolidate in the Middle East

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Is Dubai hotter than Abu Dhabi? Herbert Smith Freehills, Latham and Baker Botts think so.

In China's Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, Big Law Says Little

American Lawyer staff reporting : The Asian Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

After Davis Acquisition, DLA Piper Expands Again in Toronto

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Three months after finalizing its combination with Canada's Davis, DLA Piper is once again expanding north of the border, picking up four corporate partners from a Toronto firm.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 20, 2015

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

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Some WARNings About Compliance During Layoffs

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : July 17, 2015

Companies that are experiencing large-scale employee layoffs need to pay attention to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

Venable, Wachtell Make Match With Dating Site Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 17, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms and a pair of Canadian shops have picked up work on a pickup site deal that will see Barry Diller-backed The Match Group buy PlentyofFish Media for $575 million in cash.

Perkins Coie Hires Third Capital-Markets Partner

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 15, 2015

Stephen Schrader joins the firm's San Francisco office from Baker & McKenzie.

Next Stop: The Future

Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : July 13, 2015

Technology offers law firms incredible possibilities, but making them work takes effort.

Chadbourne Exits Beijing

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 10, 2015

Fifteen years after opening in the Chinese capital, the firm has chosen to run its China practice from New York and London.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Gowling WLG Leader Says No US Union on Horizon

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

Ottawa-based Gowling Lafleur Henderson and British firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. have announced plans to merge into a 1,400-lawyer firm called Gowling WLG. But the combined Anglo-Canadian giant is uninterested in a tie-up with a U.S. partner.

Baker & McKenzie Tokyo Taps New Disputes Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 03, 2015

Former White & Case lawyer Joel Greer specializes in international arbitration.

Baker & McKenzie Adds India Capability in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 03, 2015

Finance partner Prashanth Venkatesh was most recently at the former Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. in Bangalore.

Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables

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

M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.

82 Percent of All Am Law 200 Firms are Blogging, Report Says

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : July 01, 2015

LexBlog, Inc. has released its 2015 Am Law 200 Blog Benchmark Report, and it found that more firms than ever are turning to blogging.

2015 Arbitration Scorecard: Highest Stakes

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : July 01, 2015

The 10 biggest disputes from our 2015 survey, ranked by the amount in controversy.

Will India Open the Door to Foreign Lawyers?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

Global law firms are keeping a cautious eye on India as the government moves closer to lifting the protectionist regulations that have barred foreign firms from the country.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

July Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015