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"Diversity and inclusion are foundational to Baker McKenzie's global strategy with a focus on our people, our clients, our culture and the communities we serve. We strive to be a community where everyone can reach their full potential, and we firmly believe that every person has the right to be authentic, bring their whole selves to work, be respected and be fully engaged. Our global D&I initiative is owned and championed by the highest levels of our leadership. As the first truly global law firm, our diversity makes us stronger and helps..."

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Baker McKenzie

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

Firm Stats

Acting Chair: Milton Cheng
Hiring Partners: Emery Mitchell (California); Susan Ryba (Chicago); Melinda Phelan (Dallas); Summer Austin (DC); Michael Hamilton (Houston); William Roppolo (Miami); Reza Nader (NY)
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
5K - 6K

Base Salary

All Offices
1st year: $190,000
Summer Associate: $3,654/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
37 out of 41 (2Ls only) (2019)

No. of Summer Associates:
59 total (41 2Ls; 18 1Ls) (2019)

Employment Contact

Kristina Gajewicz
Director of Recruitment, Americas
See firm website for more information.

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
+69 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.