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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

Foreign Law Firms Grab a Share of Canada's Legal Market

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : November 25, 2015

International mergers are transforming the Canadian legal scene. Will Canadian law firms have to change their game?

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 23, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Maneuverings at Mayer Brown, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 22, 2015

Mayer Brown adds a cybersecurity expert in Washington, D.C., while watching its Brazilian affiliate ramp up in São Paulo; Baker Botts makes some anniversary additions; a lobbying shakeup at Wilson Elser; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

K&L Gates Expands Abroad and Shutters in Spokane, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

New partners join K&L Gates in Sydney and Warsaw as the firm closes a U.S. office; Norton Rose Fulbright loses two practice leaders; Sutherland snags a Kaye Scholer project finance head; and other notable address changes from throughout The Am Law 200.

How the TPP Will Change Law Practice in Asia

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 16, 2015

It's not just that lawyers expect a surge in work once the treaty's ratified. It's the shape the work will take that's also drawn so much attention.

Pillsbury Lawyer Heads West, Plus More Lateral Moves

Nell Gluckman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 15, 2015

An environmental law expert heads to Oregon; Greenberg Traurig grabs two from McDermott in New York; Hogan Lovells hires a Latham & Watkins trio in Dubai; Ice Miller brings back a mayor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Berwin Leighton Paisner Launches in Yangon

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 13, 2015

The U.K. firm first tested the waters in Myanmar through an alliance with local outfit Legal Network Consultants, but now it's diving in with an office of its own.

Dickinson Wright Debuts Health Care Venture, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2015

Detroit-based Dickinson Wright launches a health care affiliate; Duane Morris hires a diversity leader; Quinn Emanuel starts a class action practice in Australia; Sidley expands in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

7 Noteworthy Legal Tech Job Moves for October 2015

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : November 04, 2015

Legaltech News runs down the movements from legal technology movers and shakers

Linklaters Snags Willkie Partner to Lead New York Restructuring Group

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2015

The move marked the second New York lateral hire for Linklaters in the past week.

Dentons Ups the Ante in Global Growth Gamble

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 03, 2015

With its announcement of new planned megamergers in Australia and Singapore, Dentons sent a clear message: Bigger is better. But the latest deals also highlight the uncertainties of Dentons' aggressive growth strategy.

Final Appeal: The Race to Close Guantánamo

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

A decade after lawyers gained access to the Guantánamo prison, the detainees' legal status remains grim—and time is running out.


: The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Guantanamo: Down to the Wire

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : November 01, 2015

In Obama's final months, the "Gitmo bar" doubles down.

Linklaters Lands Baker & McKenzie Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2015

Douglas Tween, chair of Baker & McKenzie's white-collar practice and head of the firm's New York litigation department, is headed to Magic Circle firm Linklaters; Cravath hires from Simpson Thacher; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

White & Case Set to Lose Warsaw Group to International Rivals

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : October 27, 2015

After earlier retreats for White & Case in Hungary and Romania, sources say the firm is now poised to lose virtually its entire Polish litigation practice to Baker & McKenzie and Greenberg Traurig.

Safe Harbor Must Be Restored to Cross-Border Data Transfers

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 23, 2015

This Weeks Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 22, 2015

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Stack Their Chips and Help Sell Stuy Town

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 22, 2015

Despite continued consolidation in the chipmaking sector, it was a real estate deal with a history steeped in the global financial crisis that was a reunion of sorts for several Am Law 100 firms.

A Vexing HR Puzzle: What to Do With the Accidental Expatriate

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 21, 2015

Here are some tips for managing employees working abroad.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Emerging Markets Awards 2015

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 21, 2015

We've broadened the scope for our second annual awards recognizing the top matters and lawyers in Southeast Asia and India, bringing the total number of categories to 25 from 17.

SanDisk, KLA-Tencor Are Latest M&A Targets

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 21, 2015

Deal lawyers seeing frenzied pace as consolidation continues with purchases of $19 billion and $10.6 billion, respectively.

Crowell Nabs a DJ but Loses a Lindh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2015

Crowell & Moring picks up a former disc jockey to head its London corporate group, while another controversial partner departs; Cahill Gordon & Reindel hires from Credit Suisse; Orrick adds in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Report: Improving US Economy Means More Cross-Border M&A Activity

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 15, 2015

Cross-border merger and acquisition deals are going strong this year.

Deal Watch: Fourth Quarter Begins With Big Deal Deluge

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2015

Could Dell's $67 billion buy of EMC Corp. and the $104 billion union of beer giants Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller point to a grand M&A finale for 2015?

Baker & McKenzie Hires India Practice Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 14, 2015

Former Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton partner Sonia Baldia will be based in Washington, D.C.

Women in Law: Lee Stapleton

: Daily Business Review : October 14, 2015

The Baker & McKenzie partner and former federal prosecutor calls what she does "representing people with situations."

Howse Williams Bowers Hires Disputes Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 13, 2015

The Hong Kong firm has recruited Michael Withington from local litigation boutique Gall.

The Recorder Recognizes Legal Innovators

The Recorder : The Recorder : October 09, 2015

See the five serial innovators, five incubating institutions, and ten innovative ideas recognized by Recorder editors.