Baker McKenzie is the original global law firm. They bring the right talent to every client issue, regardless of where the client is. They partner with their clients to deliver solutions in the world's largest economies as well as newly opening markets.
Baker McKenzie is comprised of global citizens who are industry savvy, diverse and have a thirst for innovation. Their team is particularly skilled in their ability to adopt a new type of thinking and use cutting-edge legal technologies to help clients overcome the challenges of competing in today's new world economic order.
It's a new world, and Baker McKenzie are the New Lawyers.
The Firm is looking for individuals who can combine an impressive academic track record with excellent technical skills. Personal qualities are also important, and Baker McKenzie needs people who can bring clarity to complex situations, are committed to excellence and are good problem solvers. People who work in Baker McKenzie should be comfortable working in diverse teams from across the globe.
Baker McKenzie believes that not only does diversity and inclusion create a positive workforce
environment, but building a diverse and inclusive workforce is also the smart business thing to do. This approach breeds creativity, encourages a greater range of perspectives and helps lawyers respond better to the needs of their clients and the communities they work in. Clients want to work with law firms who respect their employees and share their values.
In June 2019, Baker McKenzie became the first global law firm to set stretching gender targets, adopting 40:40:20 gender diversity targets, 40% women, 40% men and 20% flexible (women, men or non-binary persons). The Firm's other recent D&I; initiatives include introducing an ethnicity staff network in North America and London, adopting a gender-equal parental leave in Australia and supporting PRIDE celebrations across the world.
The Firm is making progress in boosting its D&I; practices every day and will continue to do everything possible to create the best environment for all of its employees, ensuring that it is a fair and inclusive place to work.
Employees are encouraged to expand their knowledge and expertise throughout their careers -- this culture of learning is underpinned by Baker McKenzie's comprehensive Development Framework.
The Firm's world-class learning programs will help everyone in Baker McKenzie, be it at entry, associate or partner level. There are over 15 global milestone training programs, attended by over 400 lawyers each year, aimed at supporting them throughout their career, including:
Baker McKenzie's commitment to excellence explains why more of its lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World's Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.
As a global law firm, Baker McKenzie supports its people's career growth by offering access to formal mobility programs where possible. These programs give them the chance to travel to other countries, engage with global clients and develop their networks.
The Firm awards International Clerkships to law students and recent graduates interested in exploring a career in law. Recipients typically work with lawyers from two different countries over a 12-week period. The program offers the chance to compare legal practice in two distinctive legal jurisdictions, become familiar with a different legal culture and see the Firm's international practice from the inside.
The Associate Training Program (ATP) is Baker McKenzie's flagship mobility program, which was established over 30 years ago. It provides associates with an opportunity for development through active participation in the daily working life of the host office and being exposed to a wide range of clients and matters to enhance their on-the-job learning. ATP participants will also benefit from all the training and development opportunities offered by their hosts and are encouraged, wherever possible, to take LL.M courses, external Executive Education programs or similar programs available in the host jurisdiction.
Every year the Firm provides a number of scholarships to its associates for full-time graduate legal study outside their home jurisdictions, usually in a college or university near one of its offices. These prestigious awards are open to individuals who have been with Baker McKenzie for at least two years and the program of study must include the completion of a graduate law degree (LLM, MCL, or similar degree). Each scholarship awards a minimum of 12 months of study.
The Organization’s MissionTo deliver first-class legal services to the underserved and disadvantaged by fostering an environment that encourages and promotes service and to promote and sponsor activities that provide opportunities for all Firm personnel, independently, and in partnership with our clients, to contribute to the well-being of the communities in which we practice and live.
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Baker McKenzie Salaries By Job Title
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On average, employees at Baker McKenzie stay with the company for 2.9 years. Employees most commonly join Baker McKenzie after leaving Deloitte. When they leave Baker McKenzie, they most frequently get their next job at Kirkland & Ellis.
|Average Length of Employment|
DLA Piper3.4 years
Latham & Watkins3.2 years
White & Case3.2 years
Baker McKenzie2.9 years
|Top Employers Before Baker McKenzie|
Sidley Austin7.5 %
Ernst & Young6.8 %
|Top Employers After Baker McKenzie|
Kirkland & Ellis8.8 %
DLA Piper8.8 %
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