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Baker & McKenzie LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 4,087
  • Gross Revenues: -$1,875,967,296
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $590,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,200,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Baker & McKenzie is an international firm based in Chicago. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, with 3,805 attorneys Baker & McKenzie is the largest law firm in the United States. With gross revenues in 2010 of $2,265,000,000, the firm is the number one law firm on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms based on revenue. Baker & McKenzie has ranked in the top three of the Am Law rankings since 1985. In the 2011 Global 100 rankings, Baker & McKenzie ranked first in terms of revenue. Baker & McKenzie practices a wide range of corporate and commercial law, including international intellectual property, technology and communications law, cross border transactions, and global structuring and integration. The firm has more than sixty offices in forty-one countries world wide.

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

The Churn: Arnold & Porter Adds to Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014

Arnold & Porter takes on a couple of attorneys from Alston & Bird; the embattled Bingham McCutchen brings on a partner and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dentons Hires Partner in Beijing

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Former Baker & McKenzie special counsel Frank Niu has joined the firm's corporate practice.

Asia Deal Digest: July 24, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

*J. Sagar Associates, Allen & Overy lead Indian state-run ONGC Videsh's $2.2 billion bond sale*Duane Morris & Selvam advises Korean film company Spackman Entertainment Group on Singapore IPO*Norton Rose Fulbright acts for Toyota's trading arm on auto parts distribution deal in Thailand and Malaysia

Review To Honor Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

Vala Lopez : Daily Business Review : January 24, 2014

The Daily Business Review will recognize 40 South Florida lawyers under age 40 as Rising Stars for their achievements.

The Churn: As DLA Turns, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

A flurry of moves at DLA Piper; a longtime Quinn Emanuel partner departs; and Bingham loses two more amid merger talks in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker & McKenzie Opens in Brisbane

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 15, 2014

The Chicago-based firm launches its third Australian office by recruiting three new partners.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Abbott Labs Sells Specialty and Generic Business to Mylan

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

The $5.3 billion all-stock deal would allow Mylan to relocate some of its operations to the Netherlands. Mylan sought legal counsel from Cravath, Swaine & Moore, while Abbott turned to Baker & McKenzie.

Myanmar's Moment?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 14, 2014

With its rich natural resources and recent political and economic reforms, the country has become one of Asia's "it" destinations for law firms. But will the widely anticipated boom in foreign investment actually follow?

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Asia Deal Digest: July 10, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 10, 2014

*King & Wood Mallesons on Puma Energy's $526 million investment in Papua New Guinea*Davis Polk leads aluminum products maker China Hongqiao Group's $400 million bond issue*Baker & McKenzie advises Spanish solar company Gestamp on Japan project financing

ZICOlaw Hires New Yangon Head, Ties Up With Laos Firm

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 08, 2014

The Kuala Lumpur-based firm has tapped former Baker & McKenzie senior counsel Saw Yu Win to lead its Myanmar team, while also forming an alliance with Vientiane Law Co. Ltd.

The Story Behind the Squire Sanders-Patton Boggs Tie-Up

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

After a quick courtship, the two firms have tied the knot. Each firm brings plenty of baggage to the union.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

In-House Counsel: Catamaran Corp.'s Cliff Berman

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Catamaran Corp. helps employers, insurers and unions navigate their prescription benefits. Cliff Berman founded the 10-lawyer legal department in 2008.

Asia Deal Digest: July 3, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 03, 2014

*HSF, Gilbert + Tobin on Healthscope Ltd.'s $2.4 billion IPO in Australia*Davis Polk leads Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s $736 million stake purchase in 58.com*Wong & Partners advises Malaysia's Icon Offshore Bhd. on public offering in Kuala Lumpur

A New Yardstick for International Pro Bono

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Big differences emerge among large U.S. firms as we measure their foreign pro bono efforts for the first time.

Two Atlanta Firms Make Moves in Shanghai

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2014

Two Atlanta firms have announced moves that solidify their on-the-ground presence in Shanghai as U.S. firms continue their expansion into Asia.

The Churn: Paul Weiss, Squire Patton Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

A big week for lateral moves saw Paul Weiss pluck a prominent prosecutor, the newly minted Squire Patton Boggs make another key addition and a rare departure from Wachtell Lipton. The Am Law Daily has the lowdown on the latest comings-and-goings from throughout The Am Law 200.

53 Texas Firms Fight Bar Opinion Banning Officer or Principal in Nonlawyer Titles

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

New rule strips nonlawyer legal professionals of C-suite titles such as CIO and CTO.

Cross-border M&A: Good, and Getting Better

Wenxiong Zhang : Corporate Counsel : January 26, 2014

According to a Baker & McKenzie report, "Going Global: Strategy and Execution in Cross-Border M&A," there's been a post-recession rise in successful international deals.

Asia Deal Digest: June 26, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 26, 2014

*Cordells on Citigroup's $700 million purchase of a new Hong Kong headquarters*Baker & McKenzie advises Japan's Pacifico Energy on financing for new solar project*Linklaters leads Yes Bank's $488 share placement in India

Squire Patton Adds Asia-Focused Partners in Los Angeles

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2014

Kenji Funahashi and Hiroki Suyama are joining from Jones Day and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, respectively.

WongPartnership Opens in Myanmar

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

The Singaporean firm has relocated an associate and a Myanmar paralegal to a newly launched office in Yangon.

The Churn: Bingham, Squire Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Two Am Law 100 firms that have dealt with a high degree of lateral volatility in recent months—Bingham McCutchen and the newly formed Squire Patton Boggs—made hires this week, but also saw some partners leave. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and others from around The Am Law 200.

The Unlikely Centerpiece of Hunton's Asia Strategy

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 23, 2014

Why Hunton & Williams' biggest Asia office is in Bangkok.

Preparing for the EPA's Clean Power Plan

Natalie Regoli, Brian Polley, and Katie Dugat : Texas Lawyer : January 23, 2014

Assuming the final rules resemble the EPA's proposed rules after anticipated legal challenges, the plan will cause dramatic shifts in the energy industry and hasten the existing trend toward choosing natural gas as the feedstock for power plants.

McKenna's Goal: Growth Abroad to Keep Pace with Clients

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 20, 2014

Although McKenna Long & Aldridge decided not to become part of global megafirm Dentons last fall, the firm has adopted an aggressive plan for international growth.

The NLJ 350 Pop Quiz

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Take a minute and test your knowledge of law firms on this year's NLJ 350.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Heads to Alaska, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Holland & Knight, a firm with Florida roots, is heading to Anchorage after recruiting a team of lawyers from Patton Boggs, plus more moves from across The Am Law 200.

Baker & McKenzie Adds Sydney Antitrust Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2014

Rowan McMonnies, most recently a special counsel with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, was previously a senior lawyer with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Asia Deal Digest: June 12, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2014

* Private equity giant CVC turns to Simpson Thacher on formation of new $3.5 billion Asia fund* Simpson and Skadden on Alibaba browser buyout deal* Baker & McKenzie advises Australia's Origin Energy on $800 million gas exploration permit buy

NLJ 350: 9 Facts You Should Know About This Year's List

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Beyond the headcounts and the mergers, here are some additional bits of information from our annual survey.

International Law Firm Mergers Bring Rebound

Leigh Jones : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The biggest upswing since the recession comes from marriages of U.S. and foreign operations.

Asia Deal Digest: June 5, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 05, 2014

* Japan's Dai-ichi Life turns to Baker & McKenzie and Willkie Farr for its first foray into the U.S. market* Minter Ellison is guiding Asia's richest man on his $2.2 billion bid for Australian natural gas distributor Envestra* Clifford Chance advises 7-Eleven Malaysia on a $225 million IPO

Three Firms on $5.7 Billion Dai-ichi U.S. Acquisition

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 04, 2014

The Japanese insurer is seeking to enter the U.S. market by acquiring Birmingham, Ala.-based Protective Life Corp.

Big Duty-Free Deal Pulls in Legal Squadron

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Enough lawyers to fill an airport terminal are advising on the $1.7 billion sale of Nuance Group to Swiss travel retail rival Dufry AG, owner of U.S. newsstand chain Hudson News.

The Churn: Akin Gump, Buchanan Ingersoll Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Akin Gump adds more Patton Boggs refugees, Buchanan Ingersoll becomes the latest firm to head for the Rockies and more lateral hires from across the Am Law 200.

In-House Counsel Profile: Zebra Technologies Corp.'s Jim Kaput

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

In April, Zebra Technologies Corp. agreed to buy Motorola Solutions Inc. for $3.5 billion. General counsel Jim Kaput's legal team will go from seven attorneys to 27 when the Motorola deal is done.

A Second Chance

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A lawyer who passed up a GC job once grabs the brass ring the second time; and other Moves.

International Firms Flock to Mexico

Susan Beck : Global Lawyer News : January 31, 2014

Sweeping pro-business reforms in the energy and telecom sectors, and in tax, labor and competition laws have created vast opportunities, firms say.

Asia Deal Digest: May 29, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 29, 2014

* Simpson guides KKR on its $1 billion acquisition of Singapore's Goodpack* Chinese state-owned Bright Foods turns to Freshfields for a big Israel acquisition* DLA Piper and King & Wood Mallesons on major restructuring for Australia's Transfield

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Dechert has added as partner Jeffrey Brown, most recently co-chief, general crimes unit for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District, and Diamond McCarthy has hired Mark Jay Krum to lead its litigation practice in New York, among other announcements.

So Long, Sanders: Squire's Founding Partner Tossed in Tie-Up

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

William Sanders is the latest legal luminary to see his name fall off the shingle of an Am Law 200 firm. Negotiations over new firm names have scuttled previous merger deals between large firms.

Cravath Helps Brazilian Client Cook Up Meat Merger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Moving to derail Hillshire Brands' pending $4.3 billion purchase of Pinnacle Foods, Pilgrim's Pride has turned to Cravath, Swaine & Moore to advise on its $6.4 billion bid for the Sara Lee spinoff.

The Churn: Houston Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Jones Day makes high-profile hires at the center of Texas' booming energy market in our latest roundup of moves across The Am Law 200.

Building in a Boom: 5 Key Contract Considerations for Constructing Major Energy Facilities

Natalie Regoli and Brian Polley : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2014

Regardless of the approach ultimately chosen, both in-house and outside counsel advising on major energy projects must carefully weigh the options and choose the project and contract structure best suited to the specific project in the then -existing market environment.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Hogan Lovells Recognized For Pro Bono Work

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 23, 2014

Hogan Lovells takes top honors for donating 4,000 hours of pro bono work to the Miami-Dade public defender's office in the past year.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

A look at some partners who won't be joining a combined Squire Patton Boggs, Edwards Wildman Palmer's new public policy group, Polsinelli hires four and more lateral moves across The Am Law 200.

Awards of Interest in International Arbitration

Lawrence W. Newman and David Zaslowsky : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

In their International Litigation column, Lawrence W. Newman and David Zaslowsky discuss how awards of interest, which can exceed the amount of compensation on the merits, have been made and how commentators have urged that they be made.

Cravath, Slaughter Help Unilever Slim Down

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Cravath is advising Unilever on the $2.15 billion sale of its pasta sauce business, while Slaughter and May helps the consumer goods giant use the proceeds from that deal to repurchase share rights held by family trusts of company cofounder William Hesketh Lever.

Clifford Chance and Cleary Lead on Abbott Labs Pharma Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Abbott turned to Clifford Chance on its buy of a controlling stake in Chilean drugmaker CFR Pharmaceuticals, with Cleary advising CFR.

The Churn: Kirkland Adds Two, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis poaches from Weil and Baker Botts, a White House rejoins Latham and more new hires across The Am Law 200.

Advice From Big Firm Summer Associates Who Got Offers

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

"Treat your summer as if it were a six-week networking event," wrote Stephanie Tso, a former summer associate with Norton Rose Fulbright who's now a mergers and acquisitions associate in Dallas.

Summer Associate Hires at the Largest Firms in Texas

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

This summer, the number of summer associate positions available at large firms is down 4 percent from last year. What prevented those numbers from being worse is that a handful of firms significantly boosted their summer associate ranks.

Rank Group Ltd. v. Alcoa, Inc.

: New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Attorney-Client Privilege Not Waived by E-Mail's Unauthorized and Inadvertent Disclosure

Paul McNulty Leaves Baker & McKenzie For College Presidency

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 16, 2014

Paul McNulty will leave Baker & McKenzie, the firm announced Friday. The former U.S. deputy attorney general, who led the corporate fraud task force under President George W. Bush, will return to his alma mater Grove City College to be its president.

After SEC Win, Life Partners Can't Dodge Class Action

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2014

Lawyers at Baker & McKenzie lost a bid to dismiss a proposed securities class action targeting Life Partners, which lets customers play poker with other people's life insurance policies.

Latest Dewey Clawback Suits Hit International Partners

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Continuing his push to recover money for Dewey & LeBoeuf creditors, the trustee overseeing the liquidation of the failed firm's bankruptcy estate has filed 11 new suits—nine of them against former Dewey partners—seeking to claw back a total of $22.5 million.

Foley Latest Firm to Shutter a San Diego Office

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

San Diego, where Baker & McKenzie and Goodwin Procter closed their offices in recent years, will see Foley & Lardner also leave town as the firm consolidates its space and moves up the San Diego Freeway to Del Mar.

ITC Retreat Prompts War of Words in VoIP Patent Fight

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

Accusations of misconduct and gamesmanship are flying fast in a battle at the International Trade Commission involving major electronics companies whose devices stream content from Google Inc. and Netflix.

The Churn: Squire Sanders Exits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.

MetLife's Global Privacy Director Joins Baker & McKenzie

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 08, 2014

Harry Valetk has worked in the privacy and data protection field for more than 15 years.

The Churn: Winston Bulks Up in IP and Asia, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Despite a recent round of layoffs, Winston & Strawn has hired a four-strong corporate team in Hong Kong and a three-partner IP team in San Francisco.

The Am Law 100: Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue

: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2014

Twenty-three firms posted gross revenue of $1 billion or more in 2013, up from 20 in 2012.

Allen & Overy Opens in Myanmar

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 05, 2014

The British Magic Circle firm is the latest international law firm to set up shop in the newly opened country.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

INADMISSIBLE: Calculating Loss, Feinberg Turns to GM

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Overseeing compensation funds for victims of deadly mass tragedies has made Kenneth Feinberg a national Mediator in Chief — part therapist, judge and healer. Plus more in this week's column.

D.C. Law Firms Lag Behind the 'Super Rich' from New York

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

The top Washington law firms remained clustered far behind the nation's richest firms last year, according to The American Lawyer.

Who's Afraid of China's Trustbusters?

Anna Zhang : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A lot of multinationals operating there, for one thing. Are they being singled out?

Kirkland Advises Bristol-Myers Squibb on iPierian Buy

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Bristol-Myers Squibb is paying up to $725 million for biotech firm iPierian.

The Churn: SDNY Prosecutors Join Am Law Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Brown Rudnick and Ropes & Gray both announce additions of prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office for New York's Southern District.

No Washington Firms Rank Among the 'Super Rich'

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 29, 2014

The top Washington law firms found themselves clustered far behind the nation's richest firms last year, according to a financial survey released by NLJ affiliate The American Lawyer released on Monday. None of the 12 Washington-based firms qualified as one of the “Super Rich firms” that pulled in average profits per partner of more than $2 million, the magazine reported. Most of those were based in New York and posted profits per partner closer to $3 million.

Who's Afraid of China's Trustbusters?

Anna Zhang : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

A lot of multinationals operating there, for one thing. But are they being singled out?

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Super Rich Get Richer

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

It was a middling year for most big firms, but the top 20 pulled away from the pack.

Mayer Brown Hires Immigration Team From Baker & McKenzie

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

Mayer Brown has acquired a group of Washington immigration lawyers from Baker & McKenzie, including former D.C. managing partner Elizabeth Espin Stern and partners Paul Virtue and Grace Shie.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

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

New UK Tax Rules for LLPs Hit Nonequity Partners

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 20, 2014

To skirt the new regulations, law firms are asking salaried partners for capital contributions.

Asia Deal Digest: April 17, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

* White & Case and Linklaters lead on $5.85 billion Chinese mine acquisition in Peru* Chinese retail group turns to Simpson Thacher for its takeover of a British department store chain* Milbank advises the government of Sri Lanka on a third sovereign bond offering

Sidley Renews Pitch for China in Vitamin Makers' Appeal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2014

With two Chinese companies facing a $157 million price-fixing verdict, the Chinese government is reasserting its position that the litigation should never have gotten off the ground because the defendants were acting at its behest.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Scott Morehouse joins Sheppard Mullin's real estate, land use and environmental practice as partner in the Costa Mesa, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

With Growth in Mind, Dentons, Others Eye Africa

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Global 100 legal giant Dentons is the latest international firm to bet on Africa's growing economic power, announcing Wednesday its opening of new offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg by joining forces with South African alliance firm KapdiTwala and revealing plans to launch another outpost in Francophone Africa later this year.

Fee Tracker: Big Legal Bills for Gibson Dunn

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

The Am Law Daily's periodic tabulation of notable fees earned—or owed—to Am Law 200 firms on a variety of engagements starts off with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which is reaping the benefits from its work in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal. The firm is also representing the Garden State in a sports gambling case and counseling the American Foundation for Equal Rights in a high-profile gay marriage fight in California. And that's not even including what the firm is seeking for advising energy giant Chevron.

In-House Counsel Profile: Ingredion Inc.'s Christine Castellano

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Christine Castellano supervises 19 attorneys in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Roughly half of the work involves transactions, 30 percent employment law and 20 percent litigation.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

Haier America Hires Samsung Alum to Be Top Lawyer

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 03, 2014

Looking within the electronics industry, the Chinese company hires an attorney with deep risk and litigation experience.

End of Heenan Blaikie a Sign of Canada's Changing Times

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Dentons, Baker & McKenzie seize the chance to boost their Canadian offices with Heenan hires, while DLA passes on opening in Canada.

Newsmakers: Week of March 31

: Texas Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Bret Madole has joined Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas as a partner in and leader of the firm's corporate practice. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Randy Aoyama joins Hinshaw & Culbertson as partner in the Phoenix office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Comcast/Time Warner Cable; Actavis / Forest Labs; Facebook / WhatsApp; Santander Consumer USA IPO; Carlyle / J&J Diagnostics Unit

The Churn: White House Official Joins Kilpatrick, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

The White House's former associate director of intergovernmental affairs and public engagement is now part of Kilpatrick Townsend's Native American affairs team; Faegre adds two labor and employment attorneys in Chicago; and the former U.S. Steel general counsel joins Fox Rothschild.

Asia Deal Digest: March 27, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 27, 2014

* Latham advising Georgina Rinehart's Roy Hill iron mine on largest project financing ever* Clifford Chance and Freshfields on Temasek's proposed $5.7 billion investment in Hong Kong retail group A.S. Watson* Malaysian telecom giant Axiata turns to Sidley for a major Indonesian acquisition

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

HAP Investments has added general counsel, McCarter & English has added two partners and Joshua Friedman has been elected president of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Norberto Quintana joins Holland & Knight's financial-services practice as partner in the New York office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Hong Kong Looks Beyond Lost Alibaba IPO

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's decision to hold what's expected to be the world's largest initial public offering since Facebook in New York instead of Hong Kong was long anticipated. But the company's recent final decision, which coincided with announcements of U.S. listings by other leading Chinese tech companies, has nevertheless swiftly renewed anxieties about Hong Kong's future as an IPO destination.

DC Lateral Moves Roundup

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

Proskauer Rose and Miles & Stockbridge grabbed lawyers from Crowell & Moring. A partner left Williams & Connolly for Zuckerman Spaeder. And a bankrupcty group went to Baker Donelson.

The Churn: Crowell Adds and Loses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Crowell & Moring gains one partner and loses two others, McDermott Will & Emery makes two IP partner hires and a pair of Wilson Elser lawyers jump to New Jersey's Wolff & Samson.

Home Sweet Home and General Jurisdiction

Lawrence W. Newman and David Zaslowsky : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2014

In their International Litigation column, Lawrence W. Newman and David Zaslowsky of Baker & McKenzie discuss jurisdiction of foreign corporations, explaining how the Supreme Court, in 'Daimler v. Bauman', recently undertook separating the standards for specific and general jurisdiction, giving prominence to a separate standard for general jurisdiction—the "at home" test.

Asia Deal Digest: March 20, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2014

* Alibaba confirms New York IPO with Simpson Thacher at the helm* Allen & Gledhill and WongPartnership on Temasek-led bid to acquire commodities trader Olam* Latham leads on Indian travel site's $126.5 million Nasdaq share offering

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

Berwin Leighton Enters Myanmar Alliance

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 14, 2014

The firm is partnering with Yangon-based Legal Network Consultants.

In Practice: Ground Rules for Going Global

Lothar Determann : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

From signing up local distributors and suppliers to complying with foreign IP and privacy codes, tech firms face numerous legal challenges when taking a product international.

Asia Deal Digest: March 13, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 13, 2014

* MoFo advises Singapore's GLP on its $1.4 billion purchase of Brazilian warehouse space* Chinese auction house Poly Group turns to Clifford Chance for $331 million IPO* Davis Polk and Skadden on Tencent's strategic alliance with online retailer JD.com.

The Churn: Akin, Simpson Add Houston Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Akin picks up Baker & McKenzie's former North America oil and gas chair and Simpson hires an M&A partner from Baker Botts, both in Houston; Reed Smith welcomes two regulatory partners, in Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and K&L Gates lands new partners in Milan and Washington, D.C.

Newsmakers: Week of March 10

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

David L. Evans of Benbrook, judge of the 48th District Court in Tarrant County, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as presiding judge of the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region for a four-year term. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Insider Trading Case Marks Latest Mixed Verdict for SEC

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

The latest came on Thursday in an insider trading case against Andrew Jacobs, a former executive at The Hershey Co., and his brother Leslie Jacobs.

The Churn: Dentons Continues Heenan Blaikie Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Dentons hires a total of 46 attorneys from failed Canada firm Heenan Blaikie; Akerman adds three new litigators in its month-old Chicago office; and a former White House adviser joins Akin Gump.

Baker & McKenzie Acting for Mt. Gox on Tokyo Bankruptcy

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Tokyo District Court has accepted the troubled bitcoin exchange's civil rehabilitation application, in which Mt. Gox will be granted protection from creditors while it seeks a buyer.

Hausfeld

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Despite having only two dozen lawyers in the United States, Michael Hausfeld's self-titled law firm punches above its weight. The plaintiffs boutique isn't afraid to take on firms far larger than its size and deliver results, especially in antitrust litigation.

In-House Counsel Profile: Potbelly Corp.'s Matthew Revord

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Matthew Revord joined Potbelly in 2007 and remained its sole attorney until senior counsel Bahi Okupa joined to assist with the company's initial public offering.

Six Critical Issues Facing Onshore LNG Projects

Natalie Regoli and Brian Polley : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Global liquefied natural gas projects are booming, and construction of onshore LNG facilities is a hot topic. Lawyers for operators and contractors should consider certain recurring themes in large-scale, onshore, stick-built LNG projects.

Survey: Skadden Strongest U.S. Law Firm Brand Again

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

In its third annual look at which U.S. law firms have the strongest brand recognition among corporate clients, research company Acritas has again placed Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom at the top of the list, followed by Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells.

New Partners 2013-2014

: Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

The listing is based on submissions from area law firms that responded to a DBR survey.

Unrest in Ukraine Ripples Through Global 100 Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Chadbourne & Parke, Clifford Chance, Dentons, DLA Piper and Squire Sanders have all seen business at their offices in Kiev grind to a halt this month amid clashes between opposition forces and security services loyal to former president Viktor Yanukovych.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Six firms announce new hires, while Sheppard Mullin, Baker & McKenzie and Stroock announce new partners.

Asia Deal Digest: February 27, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 27, 2014

* Skadden guides Holland's Vitol on $2.6 billion acquisition of Shell assets in Australia* Herbert Smith Freehills advises Chinese copper recycler on Hong Kong IPO* Wilmer and Amarchand team for $110 million Web hosting acquisition in India

Asia Deal Digest: February 20, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2014

* Weil and MoFo on Chinese consortium's $2.5 billion logistics investment* Clifford Chance advising China's Dongfeng Motor Group on a proposed $1.1 billion investment in French automaker Peugeot* Herbert Smith Freehills and Baker & McKenzie on $1.37 billion Aussie utility deal

Baker & McKenzie Launches in Myanmar

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 18, 2014

Sydney partner Chris Hughes will lead the new Yangon office, the third opened in the country by a U.S. law firm.

Firms Advising on Proposed Aussie Utility Merger

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 18, 2014

Sydney-based AGL Energy proposed $1.37 billion acquisition of state government-owned Macquarie Generation may face a tough time winning approval from antitrust regulators.

Mexican Energy Reforms=Big Business for Texas Energy Firms

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Energy lawyers in Texas are vying to inform clients and potential clients about the progress of energy reforms in Mexico that soon will give foreign energy companies opportunities to invest in energy projects in Mexico.

DOJ Criminal Division Nominee Outlines Enforcement Priorities

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Veteran white-collar defender Leslie Caldwell told Congress last week she would apply criminal laws with equal force if confirmed as the next head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

New Deals

Sara Randazzo : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. is jumping on the at-home beverage-making trend by agreeing to pay $1.25 billion for a stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and the opportunity to develop a countertop system for producing cold drinks that would likely compete with current market leader SodaStream.

Baker & McKenzie, Dentons Add 35 Heenan Blaikie Refugees

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

The collapse of Heenan Blaikie has more lawyers from the storied national Canadian firm finding new homes. On Wednesday, Baker & McKenzie confirmed its hire of a 13-lawyer corporate, tax and banking and finance team in Toronto, while Am Law 100 and Swiss verein rival Dentons was in negotiations to take on an additional 22 lawyers from Heenan Blaikie, which saw talks break down earlier this week with DLA Piper.

In-House Counsel Profile: Cupertino Electric Inc. general counsel Jan Kang

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Who's Afraid of China's NDRC?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Last year was a year of record fines imposed by Chinese antitrust regulators, particularly the National Development and Reform Commission. Many of those fines were handed out to foreign multinationals. The secrecy of the process and suspicions of political motives have raised alarm bells in the international business community about how China plans to wield its now five-year-old Antimonopoly Law.

White-Collar Defender Leslie Caldwell Up For Prosecutor Job

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 10, 2014

Leslie Caldwell spent the last decade defending Fortune 500 companies and CEOs in criminal matters. On Tuesday, the Senate takes up her nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, where she'd be on the other side of the courtroom.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: For Dentons' U.S. Arm, Flat Revenue and Slight Rise in Profits

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Two months after the collapse of its planned combination with McKenna Long & Aldridge and nearly a year after a three-way merger with Paris-based Salans and Toronto-based Fraser Milner Casgrain, Dentons reported Monday that gross revenue was essentially flat for its U.S. arm in 2013 and profits per equity partner were up 4.8 percent.

White-Collar Defender Leslie Caldwell Up For Prosecutor Job

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 10, 2014

Leslie Caldwell spent the last decade defending Fortune 500 companies and CEOs in criminal matters. On Tuesday, the Senate takes up her nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, where she'd be on the other side of the courtroom.

Reed Smith Dubai Chief Joins Singapore's Drew & Napier

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Lee Chau Ee, Reed Smith's Dubai managing partner since 2011, will lead a construction and engineering practice for Drew & Napier.

Skadden Adds Fizz to Coca-Cola's Make-At-Home Drink Deal

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Advised by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the Coca-Cola Co. has agreed to pay $1.25 billion for a stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and the opportunity to develop a countertop system for making cold beverages. Baker & McKenzie is advising Green Mountain on the transaction.

Baker & McKenzie Brings Aboard Melbourne Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Finance specialist Martin Irwin was formerly a partner with Herbert Geer.

SEC Suffers Latest Trial Setback in Life Partners Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2014

Both sides are claiming victory after a mixed verdict in the Securities and Exchange Commission's fraud case against the Texan financial services firm Life Partners Holdings Inc. Can Patton Boggs and Baker & McKenzie persuade the judge to make it a clean defense win?

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Andrea Barach joins Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's business department as partner in the Nashville office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Will Firms Head Into Malaysia?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Malaysia will soon open its legal market to foreign law firms, in the hopes that they can help turn Kuala Lumpur into the leading global center for Islamic finance. But with established global legal and financial hub Singapore virtually right next door, many lawyers wonder if a Malaysia office is really necessary.

Muddy Waters in the Land of Section 1782

Lawrence W. Newman and David Zaslowsky : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

In their International Litigation column, Baker & McKenzie's Lawrence W. Newman and David Zaslowsky use the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court's lone Section 1782 decision to discuss the significant uncertainty that remains concerning an issue spawned by that decision.

Asia Deal Digest: January 30, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 30, 2014

* Stephenson Harwood guides a Vietnamese budget airline in for a $9 billion jet order* Weil advises Lenovo and Cleary guides Google on their $2.9 billion smartphone deal* Cleary has its turn acting for Lenovo on its $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's low-end server business