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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

As German Enforcement Gets Tougher, Demand for Compliance Advice Grows

Tania Karas : The American Lawyer : May 27, 2015

A crackdown on corruption, antitrust violations, and other corporate offenses have set alarm bells ringing in German boardrooms. Which law firms are best positioned to respond?

Criminal Fraud Trial to Begin for Former Dewey Executives

Chris Johnson And Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : May 26, 2015

Fourteen months after their indictment and two years after their firm failed, three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders will face a jury before Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz Tuesday morning.

Dewey's Day in Court

Chris Johnson and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 26, 2015

Fourteen months after their indictment and three years after their firm failed, three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders will face a state court jury in Manhattan Tuesday morning.

NY Big Law Abuzz Over Dewey Trial

Julie Triedman and Chris Johnson : The National Law Journal : May 25, 2015

Fourteen months after their indictment and two years after their firm failed, three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders will face a jury in New York this week.

In-House Counsel Profile: Yelp Inc.'s Laurence Wilson

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : May 25, 2015

Wilson gave up early ambitions for a biotechnology career. "I didn't enjoy being in a lab; it was kind of lonely and repetitive," he said.

Newsmakers: Week of May 25

: Texas Lawyer : May 25, 2015

H. Victor "Vic" Thomas, an appellate attorney in personal injury and business litigation, has joined Preis in Houston.

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.

Cadwalader Hong Kong Partner Leaves for Simmons & Simmons

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : May 20, 2015

The departure of U.S. securities lawyer David Neuville follows the arrival of former Latham & Watkins China partner Michael Liu and a six-lawyer capital markets and transactions team at the firm in January.

Gordon Silver's Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015

Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Numbers Flat at Top 25 Firms in Summer Associate Survey

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2015

Large Texas firms hired 533 summer associates in Texas in 2015, up four from 2014.

For IRS, Quinn Emanuel Hire Stirs Trouble in Congress and in Court

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : May 18, 2015

Amid its $20 billion triumph for the FHFA, Quinn Emanuel is facing scrutiny over the firm's latest litigation venture for the U.S. government.

US vs. UK: Which Firms Have the Best India Practices?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : May 18, 2015

A new ranking from London-based RSG Consulting shows that U.S. firms continue to take market share in India, challenging the dominant position once held by their U.K. peers.

What Law Firms Can Learn From the Business Decisions of 'Mad Men'

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 15, 2015

The National Law Journal spoke with partners at law firms big and small this week about what they see of themselves in the touchstone TV show "Mad Men," which will air its finale Sunday night.

Pressure Drop at Paul Hastings: E-Discovery Expert Has Reggae Past

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

Thomas Barnett, an electronic discovery expert who joined Paul Hastings as special counsel last year, once led a very different life as a professional saxophone player. At the peak of his musical career, Barnett toured with reggae band Toots and the Maytals, before heading on to law school.

Norton Rose Fulbright Adds Another Projects Partner in Jakarta

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 13, 2015

Second White & Case former Indonesian associate firm partner Nadia Soraya found home.

Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Expands in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dentons Shuttering Singapore Office on Heels of Dacheng Combination

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015

The global legal giant will close its banking and finance outpost in Singapore as a result of its tie-up with China's Dacheng, a union that creates the world's largest law firm with 6,600 lawyers.

Baker & McKenzie Jakarta Member Firm Adds Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 11, 2015

Mita Djajadiredja returns to Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners two year after leaving to form an association with White & Case.

Ingredion Inc.

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

General counsel Christine Castellano started 2014 with a theme: "Manage our finances just as the business does." And she had a goal: "Right size outside-counsel representation."

Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

The legal team at Archer Daniels Midland Co., the agricultural giant that turns grains into food ingredients, is helping the company refine its mix of businesses through a steady stream of acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.

In-House Counsel Profile: Veeva Systems Inc.'s Josh Faddis

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

"I hire based on the team, not so much the firm."

Eversheds Adds Senior Hong Kong Disputes Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 05, 2015

Former Barclays Middle East legal head Muna Dandan has relocated from Dubai to lead the U.K. firm's financial services disputes and investigations practice in Asia.

Baker & McKenzie Adds Tax Capability in Yangon

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : May 04, 2015

The Chicago-based firm has recruited new partner Ola Nicolai Borge from another professional services firm that got its start in the Windy City, accounting giant Grant Thornton.

Elizabeth Espín Stern

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

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

Corporate Counsel Say Law Firms Are Becoming More Tech-Savvy

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : April 29, 2015

Inside counsel identify 9 percent more law firms using technology as a source of innovation in 2015, according to a new BTI Consulting report.

China's Han Kun Strikes Italian Alliance

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 28, 2015

The firm has teamed up with Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners as Chinese investments into Italy increase.

Akin Gump, Baker & McKenzie on Shale Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Baker & McKenzie represents Houston's Paloma Resources and its operation Paloma Partners III in sale of Paloma Partners III to Oklahoma company.

Mayer Brown's Streak Continues

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The firm records a second year of double-digit profit growth.

Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue

: The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

This year Latham & Watkins tops our chart for the first time, switching places with DLA Piper, which fell to third. Baker & McKenzie remains in second place.