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- 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.
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Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 27, 2014
*Allens, Minters on Sao Paulo-based JBS's $1.2 billion offer for Australia's Primo Smallgoods*Drew & Napier acts for property developer CapitaLand on real estate deal in Indonesia*Khaitan, Clifford Chance, Luthra on Calcutta Electric Supply's share sale in India
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014
With Time Warner-owned cable network HBO having 160 lawyers vet a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney on the Church of Scientology, we decided to republish a 1992 feature story by The American Lawyer about the nonprofit's various legal travails.
Susan Postlewaite : Global Lawyer News : November 21, 2014
Mexican corporate lawyers are in high demand as international law firms recruit attorneys and open offices to handle the expected work that will come from Mexico's opening of key economic sectors to foreign investment.
Julie Kay : Global Lawyer News : November 21, 2014
Choosing attorneys for work in Latin America is one of the biggest challenges facing general counsel for corporations doing business in the sprawling region, which has been an area of monumental growth for global companies in recent years.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 20, 2014
*HSF leads $1.2 billion transfer of power assets within state-run China Huaneng Group*Allen & Overy, Ashurst on $2.8 billion financing of Indonesian natural gas project*Cleary Gottlieb, Paul Hastings on Samsung SDS's $1.1 billion IPO in Korea
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reports that Chinese oil and gas company CNOOC cut its ties to Baker & McKenzie because of alleged conflicts of interest between an in-house lawyer and her husband, the firm's chief representative in Beijing.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 17, 2014
The London icon, seen in The Beatles movie Help! and on the cover of a Pink Floyd album, is being developed into a mixed-use site with luxury residences, retail shops and restaurants.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 17, 2014
Palo Alto Networks had to rewrite its code of conduct after expanding to partner and hire internationally amid company growth.
: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014
A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 12, 2014
*Five firms on near billion-dollar offer by CITIC, KKR for Singapore's United Envirotech*Jones Day, Milbank lead Philippines retailer SSI Group on its recent IPO*Clifford Chance acts for Australia's AMP as it buys a stake in China Life Pension
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2014
Latham & Watkins makes a major bid to become a Hollywood heavyweight by luring six high-profile media and entertainment partners from O'Melveny & Myers; Proskauer Rose loses three while Duane Morris adds two; Sidley Austin and Wilson Elser partners go in-house and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 10, 2014
Colin Ng & Partners shipping practice head Gerald Yee joined.
: Texas Lawyer : November 10, 2014
The Texas Board of Law Examiners has released the names of the people who passed the Texas July 2014 bar exam.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 06, 2014
Rick Hammett, a partner in Baker & McKenzie in Houston, is the firm's new North American managing partner.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 30, 2014
After 12 years, Norton Rose Fulbright chief executive Peter Martyr will relinquish his managing partner responsibilities in the U.K. to Martin Scott, the firm announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, John Coleman, managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, will pass the baton to Charles Hurdon.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 28, 2014
The shipping firm launched its fourth Australian office with the hire of three partners from Australia's Sparke Helmore.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014
The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014
Riding the wave of foreign investment south of the border, Baker & McKenzie has lured a team of transactional partners from DLA Piper's Mexico City office. At the same time, DLA Piper announced its own plans to combine with local firm Gallastegui y Lozano.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014
Three more Edwards Wildman Palmer partners head elsewhere amid the firm's looming merger vote with Locke Lord; Kirkland's latest lateral raid targets Skadden; a Bingham McCutchen restructuring partner heads in-house; Tom Daschle joins forces with Baker Donelson; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Review staff : Daily Business Review : October 28, 2014
The South Florida lawyers will be honored at an event Dec. 5 at the JW Marriott Miami at 1109 Brickell Ave. in Miami.
: Texas Lawyer : October 27, 2014
Shawn Stephens has joined King & Spalding in Houston as a partner in the tort and environmental litigation practice.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 24, 2014
The U.S. firm has tapped Corrs Chambers Westgarth senior partner Peter Ickeringill to join its Australian team.
Brian Baxter and Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014
Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
: New York Law Journal : October 23, 2014
The City Bar Justice Center presented its sixth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service on Monday.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 21, 2014
Chen Yih Pong was formerly a capital markets partner at WongPartnership.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014
Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : October 19, 2014
As sanctions have dried up cross-border deal flow in Russia, U.S. firms are feeling the pinch.
: New York Law Journal : October 17, 2014
Abraham George, formerly a deputy bureau chief in the Brooklyn D.A.'s Office's Major Narcotics Investigation Bureau, has become general counsel at The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation For Justice, and other moves.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 16, 2014
A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.
Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014
The Mountain View, Calif.-based antivirus software maker announced that it would separate its businesses, joining a recent wave of technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard and eBay that have decided that two is better than one.