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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

Clayton Utz Adds Technology Partner in Sydney

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Ken Saurajen was mostly recently a partner at Gilbert + Tobin.

Winning Women: Ann Hurwitz

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Ann Hurwitz "is an extremely effective business partner to us," wrote Celia Catlett, Texas Roadhouse Inc.'s general counsel and corporate secretary in an email. "Her advice is practical, realistic, concise and prompt."

Welcome, Freshmen! A New Class Leads Am Law 100 Firms

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 29, 2014

A remarkable transformation is taking place among The Am Law 100 as nearly one in four firms takes on a new leader.

Golden Gate Prep Session Shaped Argument, if Not Outcome

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 29, 2014

A look at the moot court session Myron Moskowitz organized for the plaintiff in the franchise liability case that ended in a 4-3 ruling Thursday.

Meet Texas Lawyer's 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : August 29, 2014

Don't mess with Texas women lawyers. That's the takeaway from a long list of accomplishments racked up by this group of outstanding female attorneys.

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 28, 2014

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 28, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 28, 2014

*Kirkland & Ellis advises Orchid Asia on $920 million China fund*HSF, KWM lead AGL's $1.1 billion rights issue for MacGen acquisition*Simpson Thacher, Gunderson Dettmer on Murata's $465 million acquisition of chipmaker Peregrine

Baker & McKenzie to Open Belfast Back Office

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

The firm plans to man the office, which will open next month, with 120 employees by the end of the year, and eventually ramp up to as many as 250 employees within the next three years.

Costs Remain a Major Concern for CLE Planners

Susannah Nesmith : Daily Business Review : August 22, 2014

While many legal conferences offer continuing legal education opportunities, the requirements that attorneys regularly update their skills mean there's an entire subsector of legal event planning dedicated to education.

ILTA Flies High With Opening Keynote

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : August 18, 2014

Entrepreneur Peter Diamandis fuels ILTA's fascination with disruptive technologies.

Modi's Won, What Now for India?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 18, 2014

Law firms and their clients are just as eager as the Indian electorate for new Prime Minister Narendra Modi to turn the country's ailing economy around. But can a man who was swept into office in India's biggest electoral victory in 30 years live up to the hype?

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Churn: Bingham Tax Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Two more Bingham McCutchen partners depart in Washington, D.C., Jones Day loses two in the Midwest, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett hires in New York and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 14, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 14, 2014

*Linklaters leads Dairy Farm's $925 million investment in Shanghai-listed Yonghui Superstores*Norton Rose Fulbright advises Fosun International on its winning bid for Roc Oil in Australia*Amarchand advises on a $349 million share sale by Bharti Airtel's tower unit

Dechert Gets License for Permission to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

EnergyBuzz: Akin Gump Partner Leads Two Half-Billion Dollar Energy Deals in Three Weeks

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

"Looking back, it was a lot of fun. I love what I do, and I love negotiation with reasonable business people and lawyers, and it was fun," said Michael Byrd, partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Houston.

Baker & McKenzie Poised to Regain Top Spot on Global 100

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 08, 2014

With record revenue of $2.54 billion for its fiscal year ended June 30, the firm bumps DLA Piper from its perch.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 7, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 07, 2014

*Milbank leads Tata Steel's first dollar-denominated bond sale, worth $1.5 billion*Ropes & Gray advises Macquarie fund on investment in New York Stock Exchange-traded JinkoSolar*Malaysia's Sona Petroleum taps Norton Rose Fulbright for oil concession purchase in Gulf of Thailand

How to Pronounce SCOTUS Case Names

Jesse Londin : Law Technology News : August 07, 2014

Apps from Baker & McKenzie, Yale and NASA tackle everything from global insolvency to 3-D spacecrafts.

EnergyBuzz: Akin Gump Partner Leads Two Half-Billion Dollar Energy Deals in Three Weeks

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 07, 2014

"Looking back, it was a lot of fun. I love what I do, and I love negotiation with reasonable business people and lawyers, and it was fun," said Michael Byrd, partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Houston.

K&L Gates Hires Partner in Tokyo

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 06, 2014

The Pittsburgh-based firm has recruited former Baker & McKenzie arbitration partner Haig Oghigian.

This Top Arbitration Attorney Leaves Akerman For Baker & McKenzie

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : August 06, 2014

Miami international arbitration powerhouse Luis O'Naghten has defected from Akerman to Baker & McKenzie.

Baker & McKenzie Snaps Up South African Competition Law Boutique

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2014

Baker & McKenzie acquired South African boutique firm Vani Chetty Competition Law to create its own competition practice in Johannesburg.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Inadmissible: 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : August 04, 2014