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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

Baker & McKenzie Tokyo Taps New Disputes Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 03, 2015

Former White & Case lawyer Joel Greer specializes in international arbitration.

Baker & McKenzie Adds India Capability in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 03, 2015

Finance partner Prashanth Venkatesh was most recently at the former Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. in Bangalore.

Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2015

M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.

82 Percent of All Am Law 200 Firms are Blogging, Report Says

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : July 01, 2015

LexBlog, Inc. has released its 2015 Am Law 200 Blog Benchmark Report, and it found that more firms than ever are turning to blogging.

The Highest Stakes in the 2015 Arbitration Scorecard

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : July 01, 2015

The 10 biggest disputes from our 2015 survey, ranked by the amount in controversy.

Will India Open the Door to Foreign Lawyers?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

Global law firms are keeping a cautious eye on India as the government moves closer to lifting the protectionist regulations that have barred foreign firms from the country.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

July Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015

Witness: News of DA's Probe Led to Dewey's Collapse

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 30, 2015

A senior partner in top management at failed Dewey & LeBoeuf indicated to jurors at the criminal trial of the firm's former top executives that news of the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office was linked to both the end of merger talks and the collapse of the firm a month later.

Ex-Dewey Senior Partner Says Probe News Scuttled Merger Deal

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 29, 2015

Defense lawyers for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives had some tough questions during their cross-examination of a former executive committee member from the now-defunct firm.

The IRS's Quinn Emanuel Hire Draws Fire

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch joins Microsoft in attacking the IRS' choice of counsel in a case against the tech giant.

Four Firms Advise on Shanghai Developer's $920M Fund Raising

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 25, 2015

Jones Day, Baker & McKenzie and Deacons all had roles on an investment into real estate company Chongbang.

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, Big-Firm Lawyers Enjoying IPO Party

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, capital markets lawyers at Am Law 100 firms are reaping the benefits from a fresh round of initial public offerings, as June shapes up to be potentially the best month by volume for U.S. listings since 1999.

Polk County Cleared of Mistreatment Claims

: VerdictSearch : June 24, 2015

Sidley Hires Again in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

A month after opening a second office in Los Angeles, Sidley Austin raids Paul Hastings for a real estate pro; Proskauer Rose picks up a regional private equity head from Baker & McKenzie; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Turkey's Digital Blackouts

Tania Karas : Global Lawyer News : June 23, 2015

Lawyers grapple with government-imposed online restrictions that have snared even Internet giants such as Google and Facebook.

Seyfarth Adds China Partner in New York

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 17, 2015

Howard Jiang joins from newly merged Locke Lord.

8 Must-Know Facts from the NLJ 350 Regional Report

By Leigh Jones : The National Law Journal : June 17, 2015

Here are some of the details from the NLJ 350 Regional Report, part of The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest 350 law firms.

Chinese, More Than Americans, See Benefits of US Law Degree

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 15, 2015

A tough market for legal services has prompted many U.S. students to drop the idea of going to law school at all. Their Chinese peers, however, think studying in the States is exactly the edge they need to overcome their own employment hurdles.

Firm Granted Judgments Obtained in Swiss Court

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : June 10, 2015

A judge agreed to convert Swiss judgments that Baker & McKenzie obtained against two former clients to judgments in his court, but he denied the firm's motion for summary judgment in lieu of a complaint for a third individual.

Rajah & Tann Boosts Team in Bangkok

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 10, 2015

David Gibbons returns to firm life after about four years operating as a solo practitioner in Singapore and New York.

9 Things You Absolutely Positively Must Know about Firms on the NLJ 350

: The National Law Journal : June 09, 2015

Take a look at highlights from the 2015 NLJ 350 — with GIFs!


: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

A No-Growth Year for Nation's Largest Law Firms

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Less than 1 percent increase in total partners and zero expansion in associate ranks in 2014.

Clyde & Co Adds Three in Singapore and Sydney

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 29, 2015

The British firm has hired from Korea's Lee & Ko, Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson and Australia's Minter Ellison.

Dewey's Day in Court

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

Facing trial, the failed firm's leaders blame Dewey's demise on the Manhattan DA's office.

Eight Firms Where Women Thrive

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

Could your firm benefit from these strategies for better retention, promotion and mentoring of women?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

Legal Innovation Zone Disrupts Canada

Jesse Londin : Legaltech News : May 28, 2015

For entrepreneurs north of the border, the newly-launched Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University in Toronto brands itself as Canada's first legal incubator.