Baker McKenzie Law Firm
This is a multinational law firm based in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. It was co-founded as Baker & McKenzie by Russell Baker and John McKenzie, in 1949.
A lawyer in Venezuela contacted Baker McKenzie about opening a joint venture office in Caracas. He considered the suggestion and this made Baker McKenzie become an international firm beginning in 1955.
Later on, the firm became the first international law firm to enter many local markets in the Asia Pacific region, starting in 1963 with the Philippines, followed by Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Taipei.
In October 2012, the law firm launched a cross-border listings app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, which was the first of its kind. The app is an interactive legal tool designed to help professional users compare as well as consider global listing options.
In addition to that, Baker McKenzie has also launched a Global Equity Matrix App, the Healthcare MapApp and the Antitrust Dawn Raid App.
Currently, the law company is representing Facebook Inc. in its dispute with the IRS over the value of assets the company transferred to its Irish holding company.
Among a large number of rankings, Baker McKenzie is ranked as the second-largest international law firm in the world by headcount, as of August 2018. It has 13,000 employees including 6,076 fee earners and 4,700 lawyers on a full-time equivalent basis in 78 offices across 47 countries.
In terms of revenue, It is placed as the third-largest law firm in the world with $2.89 billion in annual revenue. As part of a major visual identity change, Baker & McKenzie re-branded and dropped the ‘&’ from its name to become Baker McKenzie, back in December 2016.
Baker Mckenzie Careers
When applying for a job at Baker McKenzie law firm, make sure to provide your academic record, work experience, extra-curricular activities, positions of responsibility and a covering letter.
Should your application meet the firm’s criteria, links to an online test will be sent to you. Successful completion of both online tests will get you an invite to a video interview, to respond to pre-recorded questions.
After successfully going through the online interview, you will receive an offer, either for a place on the firm’s Vacation Scheme or for a Training Contract, depending on the program you’ve applied for.
Access to the Graduate Recruitment & Development team will be granted if you need any support in making your decision.
Baker McKenzie recruitment process is based on an investigated system. This is crucial as it enables the firm to recruit the best people from all kinds of backgrounds, and understand people’s achievements in the context in which they were gained.
If you’re successful in the first stages of the recruitment process, you’ll receive an invite to an assessment day which takes place at the London office. The assessment day is a key part of its selection process for both Vacation Scheme students and Trainees.
The day commences with a group exercise, a Partner interview based on a case study, an Associate interview and then an informal lunch with the trainees.
For applicants with a disability or a health condition, any information you share with Baker McKenzie will be treated in the strictest confidence. To apply for a job here, go through and fill in your details on the firm’s online application form.
Baker Mckenzie Salary
A Partner at Baker Mckenzie Washington Dc office earns an average of $288,810, ranging from $206,973 to $347,641. Top earners receive more than $439,018. Compensation is gotten from fewer than 20 profiles, including base salary, equity, and bonus.
Baker Mckenzie Tampa
On 17 October 2018, global law firm Baker McKenzie announced plans for a new Center in Tampa, Florida in the United States. This will create more than 300 new high-quality jobs.
The Tampa office will provide expert support to Baker McKenzie and its global clients in legal services, finance, IT, knowledge management, operations, business development, marketing, and talent.
The office is expected to be up and running at the beginning of 2020. Jamie Lawless will be the new Executive Director for the Tampa Center.
He says “We were looking for an exceptional pool of talent, a meaningful cultural fit and a global outlook that will work well with our business needs, Tampa ticked all those boxes. But we have found much more, including a really warm welcome! We have been encouraged by the hospitality of the local economic development team and local government, in fact, by everyone in the business community we’ve met so far and who has extended open arms to us.
We want our relationship with Tampa to be truly reciprocal – so that means in addition to building a talented team that will provide high-quality legal and business support to clients around the world, we’ll also work hard to make sure we contribute to the continued success and growth of our new home.
Talent is the biggest asset to any global professional services firm and we intend our Tampa Center to be a great place to work for the best and brightest in the area. Solid, collaborative and trusted relationships with the local community will make us more effective in delivering on that promise.”
Baker McKenzie will be the largest global law firm to establish operations in Tampa. The project was enabled through strong partnerships with Enterprise Florida, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Baker Mckenzie Dallas
On 20 February 2018, Baker McKenzie moved its Dallas office to the 1900 Pearl Building, 1900 N. Pearl St, Suite 1500. The building is managed by Lincoln Property Co. and owned by Goldman Sachs & Co. It was designed by architectural firm Gensler. The Dallas office houses a professional staff and team of 65 lawyers.
“We are excited to be a part of this newly constructed development in Dallas,” said Robert (Bobby) Albaral, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie’s Dallas office. “Our office has an innovative layout with natural light, open workspaces and modern amenities for our colleagues and clients.”
The interior of the office in Dallas includes modern, single-sized lawyer offices and an emphasis on conference rooms and joint working spaces.Baker McKenzie Bangaroo
“The layout provides more efficient use of space for interaction among our lawyers, staff, and clients,” added Bobby. “We wanted flexible spaces that also will encourage and facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration, which we feel is paramount for effective teamwork and fostering relationships across practice groups.”
The Baker McKenzie Dallas office debuted the ‘Doing Business Globally’ program, which unites hundreds of senior business executives, in-house counsel and Baker McKenzie practitioners from around the world, yearly.
They get together to discuss the difficulties of operating on a global platform. The 2017 program on Nov. 9 highlighted key issues for multinationals surrounding digital transformation.
“I am honored to serve as the Dallas Office Managing Partner,” said Bobby. “We have a terrific office with an extremely talented, committed team and I am looking forward to continuing to provide our clients with top quality service.”
Baker Mckenzie DC
On October 30, 2018, Baker McKenzie global leaders gathered in D.C. to chart the path forward for the mega-firm, which grossed $2.9 billion last year.
Apply here for available positions at the Washington, D.C. office. For instance, Paralegal post duties will include:
»Assisting in drafting documents and preparation of depositions.
»Assist in preparation for trial.
»Organize and maintain documents and evidence.
»Conduct research and retrieve documents and other evidentiary materials.
The right candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience in the legal field. Of experience required, the candidate must have one year of experience as a litigation paralegal, and full-cycle litigation experience. In addition, applicants must possess a paralegal certificate.
Baker Mckenzie Miami
Baker McKenzie appointed Robert H. Moore the Managing Partner of the Miami office. This followed a 13-year career with Baker McKenzie law firm. “Under Bobby’s leadership, we will continue to advise our clients in Florida, as well as multinational clients who have operations in Latin America,” said Colin Murray who is Baker McKenzie’s North America Managing Partner.
The Daily Business Review named the Litigation Group in the Miami office ‘Litigation Group of the Year’ for international mid-size firms. In addition to that, the office has expanded its Banking and Finance practice, and it continues to enjoy a strong reputation for its Wealth Management and Corporate Tax practices.
This office houses more than 60 attorneys and professionals in Miami. The attorneys are well positioned to assist US and multinational companies on domestic and international issues.
Baker Mckenzie Other Offices
Baker Mckenzie operates internationally, therefore, it has offices around the globe. More of its offices include Los Angeles, London, HongKong, Mexico, and Toronto.Baker McKenzie Law Firm Logo
Baker McKenzie bAgile
Baker McKenzie’s program, called bAgile, is part of a global commitment to creating more opportunities for flexible working.
The program is the Firm’s global initiative in response to technology enablement to meet its people’s and client’s needs. It also represents the firm’s opportunity to facilitate working in a more flexible, quick and easy way.
About bAgile, Raymundo E. Enríquez, Managing Partner of the office in Mexico, said, “We are convinced that nowadays, having work-life balance is one the most important things that people seek.
…Therefore, at the Firm we consider that flexibility is a key indicator to promote a better balance between personal and professional life, creating innovative work environments and at the same time more productive ones. To do this, we formalized 4 flexible working arrangements that include remote working, less than full-time, flexible hours and time off.
…We are proud to advance these issues in our industry and reaffirm the commitment we have towards our people as a socially responsible organization.”