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Baker & McKenzie LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 4,363
  • Gross Revenues: $2,430,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $555,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,140,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

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 3 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 3 -1 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

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There is now an urgency that wasn't there before, simply because events have called into question the very ability of law firms to protect data.

Tackling Background Check Law on the Global Stage? Mayer Brown Has an App for That

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : April 29, 2016

The new app sheds insight on background check standards in over 50 jurisdictions globally.

Into the Deluge: The Evolution of Cyberthreats to Law Firms

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : April 29, 2016

The evolution of cyberthreats has left law firms struggling to shore up defenses against breaches, extortion and employee targeting.

Best of the Legal Tech Blogosphere: Updating Digital Communication Law, Fighting Patent Trolls, and More

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : April 29, 2016

A roundup of blog posts and other musings from in and around the legal tech community.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Curtis Expands to Switzerland With New Geneva Office

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle will become one of the small number of international firms with offices in Switzerland when it opens in Geneva next month.

Your Own Watchful Eye: Baker & McKenzie Releases Global Surveillance Guide, Heat Maps

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : April 28, 2016

The 2016 Global Surveillance Law Comparison Guide and Heat Maps aim to help companies get clarity on the many regulatory hurdles they may face.

How GCs Decide Who Gets the Work

Ben W. Heineman Jr. : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

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Am Law 100 Firms Pull Back in Chicago

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Even of the city's most prominent native firms are reducing their lawyer numbers there.

Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

For the second year in a row, Latham & Watkins holds the top position on our gross revenue rankings, while three new firms moved onto the Am Law 100. Twenty-seven firms posted gross revenue of $1 billion or more.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

The 2016 Am Law 100: Growth Slows for Big Law

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms. Full financial results, in-depth analysis, firm profiles, and more.

Continental Breakfast: Linda Yang, Yingke

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : April 22, 2016

On the menu this week in The American Lawyer's Continental Breakfast series: Yingke executive chair Linda Yang on the spectacular growth of the 4,000-lawyer Chinese giant.

Don't Sign On to Privacy Shield Just Yet

Lothar Determann : The Recorder : April 20, 2016

What companies need to know about the emerging U.S.-EU data privacy framework.

Shell Cuts Its Global Legal Panel from 11 Law Firms to Six

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : April 19, 2016

Shell has chosen Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Eversheds, Norton Rose Fulbright and Reed Smith as its go-to legal advisers after a review of more than 200 firms.

Am Law Echoes: A Look at Rankings Past and Present

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2016

Ahead of the publication next week of the annual Am Law 100 list, The Am Law Daily looked back at what has changed since The American Lawyer first published its rankings in 1985. The biggest difference between that year and 2016 is the size of the firms.

Holland & Knight Grabs International Arbitrator and Litigator Mamounas

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : April 14, 2016

Holland & Knight, on a hiring spree in its Miami office, has picked up international arbitrator Joseph Mamounas, snagging him from Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod.

Partner In, Partner Out at Bilzin Sumberg

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : April 14, 2016

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axellrod has lost a partner in international arbitration and gained a partner in its corporate department.

EU Privacy Pushback Prompts Lawyers to Look for Plan B

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 13, 2016

With litigation in the forecast, lawyers say companies should consider other compliance mechanisms.

The Am Law 100: Proskauer Rose's World Mostly Flat in 2015

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 12, 2016

Proskauer Rose stayed in growth mode last year, posting slight gains in gross revenue, profits per partner and revenue per lawyer.

Microsoft Endorses the EU-US Privacy Shield. Will Others Follow?

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : April 11, 2016

In a blog post, Microsoft pledged to opt in to the agreement's framework, which would allow customer data to travel freely from the EU to the U.S., as long as companies processing it live up to certain privacy standards.

Sara Yang Bosco Named GC of Emerson Electric

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 07, 2016

There's some new energy in the legal department at Emerson Electric Co. The Fortune 500 company announced on April 6 that Sara Yang Bosco has been named senior vice president, secretary and general counsel.

DOJ Sweetens Rewards for FCPA Cooperation

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 06, 2016

At the same time, fraud section chief Andrew Weissman announced plans to hire 10 new prosecutors and more FBI agents to focus on corruption cases.

Ropes and Sidley Snag Weil Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

A pair of PE partners leave Weil; a rare hire by Wachtell; big firms raid Cadwalader and Reed Smith; Jenner & Block, Jones Day and Schiff Hardin rotate practice leaders; Goodwin Procter goes to Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

In-House Counsel Profile: Darcy Manning

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : April 04, 2016

Darcy Manning was hired in 2006 as DHC USA's first in-house attorney, and she remains its sole legal counsel.

National Firms Stampede Into Houston Despite Drop in Oil Prices

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Out-of-state firms continue to move into Houston, the nation's energy capital, despite the low oil and gas prices.

Holman Fenwick Strikes Shanghai Alliance to Offer Chinese Law Advice

James Booth : Legal Week : April 04, 2016

The U.K. law firm is teaming up with Chinese firm Wintell & Co under the Shanghai free trade zone rules.

Baker & McKenzie, Yahoo Dodge Suit Alleging $2.7 Billion Bribery Scheme

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 01, 2016

Ideas Interactivas, a Mexican phone book publisher, had accused Yahoo and its lawyers of bribing a judge to escape a massive court judgment.

Deal Watch: Hogan Lovells Lands Roles in Dell, Therapy Co. Sales

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

The firm advised on two deals announced this week worth a combined $5 billion.

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.