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- Designation: Chicago
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- 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.
In the News
Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : February 12, 2016
A groundbreaking initiative by a group of leading U.K., U.S. and international law firms is teaching disadvantaged students about the profession but failing to follow through, according to a new report.
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : February 11, 2016
U.S.-based firms may be in for some turbulence, but many say that there's still good money to be made Down Under.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016
A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2016
More law firms are adopting management techniques that their clients embraced long ago. But change has been slowed by partners' resistance, according to a new report.
Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : February 05, 2016
Ted Cruz's campaign, which he proclaimed as financed by a grassroots movement, received 1,423 donations from contributors who identified themselves as lawyers or attorneys. The average amount of each of those contributions was $577, according to calculations based on the Federal Election Commission reports.
: Texas Lawyer : February 05, 2016
D. Michael Lynn, a 14-year veteran judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division prior to his recent retirement, has joined Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller as senior counsel.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 03, 2016
The so-called Privacy Shield could expose U.S. companies to more aggressive enforcement and stiffer fines.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016
DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Jan Wolfe : Corporate Counsel : February 02, 2016
While details of the eleventh-hour agreement are still emerging, if it holds up in court, it will likely offer clarity about how to handle customer data—the lifeblood of modern companies.
: New York Law Journal : February 01, 2016
Four firms have added attorneys, while three firms and the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office announce promotions.
Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016
With the world's nations pledging to slow global warming, firms look for ways to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.
James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016
Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016
Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis and several other big firms make key additions in Texas; Greenberg Traurig, Orrick and Sidley Austin keep hiring; Wilson Sonsini welcomes back a favorite son; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2016
The megafirm has set its sights on oil and mining-rich Angola through a new local alliance.
The Asian Lawyer : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2016
For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region's leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
Zach Warren : Legaltech News : January 25, 2016
Howell said that the current CIO needs to be 'much, much more' than the technology experts of the past.
Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2016
The volume of merger discussions reported in the last year indicates that boutiques and midsize firms competing with large firms are under increasing pressure to merge or grow in size. While few merger conversations actually result in combinations, many firms confirm that they are open to discussions.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2016
Holland & Knight and Sidley Austin hire from Katten Muchin Rosenman and Milbank; a Skadden lawyer returns to public service; Allen & Overy hires in New York; King & Spalding takes two from Jones Day; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2016
Dentons keeps expanding, but one lawyer in Chicago seeks a higher power; Clark Hill merges in the Windy City; Wilson Elser expands in two states; Orrick makes a handful of key hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2016
Former Locke Lord partner Balbir Bindra is a veteran banking and finance lawyer.
: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2016
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016
The Obama administration has launched a renewed effort to winnow the remaining detainee population at Guantánamo Naval Base, according to lawyers who have long represented them.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016
The two Am Law 100 firms, whose headquarters are outside New York, made moves Monday to bolster their corporate and finance practices in the Big Apple by raiding McDermott Will & Emery and Proskauer Rose.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2016
Martin David's exit from the London-based firm follows those of former Singapore managing partner Richard Lovell and alliance firm cohead Mohan Subbaraman in October.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016
Two litigation partners depart Dickstein Shapiro's shrinking New York office; Cooley lands a high-profile M&A partner from O'Melveny & Myers; Pillsbury plucks an insurance team from Orrick; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 05, 2016
Former longtime Baker & McKenzie partner Michelle Gon joins and resides at the firm's alliance firm MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.
Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 30, 2015
Lee Stapleton is about to end her year-long rein as president of the Orange Bowl Committee, but she will be sorry to have to hand in the orange jacket she's worn proudly throughout the country.
Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 29, 2015
Robert Hudson, a nationally recognized international tax lawyer who helped found Baker & McKenzie's Miami office three decades ago, died of a heart attack while on vacation in Paris.
: The National Law Journal : December 28, 2015
Laterals, new arrivals, and promotions in this week's column.
Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 26, 2015
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett snagged roles on three year-end deals of note for private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Apax Partners, as well as Bruce Ratner's Forest City Enterprises, which agreed to give up its remaining stake in the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.