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"Baker McKenzie is comprised of talented and diverse professionals who are connected by a deep intellectual curiosity, collaborative approach and a steadfast focus on client service. Our broad and extensive experiences and global vision help clients to lead, differentiate and adapt in a constantly changing world. We view our people as our greatest asset and strive to foster an inclusive culture that recognizes and gives voice to diverse individuals and perspectives, with the opportunity to grow, be engaged, feel valued, and fully..."

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Baker McKenzie

300 East Randolph St.
Suite 5000
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 861-8000

Firm Stats

Acting Chair: Milton Cheng
Hiring Partners: Lisa Fontenot (California); Susan Ryba (Chicago); Jorge Gonzalez (Dallas/Houston); Teisha Johnson and John Fedele (DC); Federico Del Carmen (Miami); Claudia Poernig (NY)
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
5K - 6K
No. of Partners Named 2023:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

1st year: $212,500-215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000
8th year +: $415,000
Summer Associate: $4,086.54 based off of $212,500

Employment Contact

Kristina Gajewicz
Director of Recruitment, Americas
Recruiting contacts for all North America offices can be found at All applicants apply directly through our website; no email submissions are accepted.

No. of U.S. Offices: 9

No. of International Offices: 65+

Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC I
+65 international offices

Major Departments

Antitrust & Competition
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Consumer Goods & Retail
Compliance & Investigations
Dispute Resolution
Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
Employment & Compensation
Environment & Climate Change
Global Structuring & Integration
Information Technology & Communications
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
International Commercial & Trade
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Real Estate
Restructuring & Insolvency
White Collar Defense & Investigations in North America
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.