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Combining the knowledge of local laws and cultures with a global reach is just one of the ways Baker & McKenzie separates itself from other firms. Our genuinely global perspective allows us to operate without boundaries around the world, in every jurisdiction that is important to your business.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Committee | Minority Outreach | Women's Initiatives | LGBT Outreach | Awards and Recognition

 

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our global pool of talented lawyers. We understand that organizations work best when people with different backgrounds and viewpoints are brought together. We believe that this understanding allows us to better serve the rapidly changing needs of our clients across the world.

Our diversity and inclusion mission statement is to foster an environment where individuals of diverse race, color, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, disability, and marital and parental status may succeed professionally and fully contribute to the goals of the Firm.

Ours is a long-term commitment to diversity and its inclusion in the legal industry.

To learn more about our North America Diversity Program, please read our Diversity and Inclusion Report.

 

Highlights



Baker & McKenzie announces diversity fellowship

Baker & McKenzie is pleased to announce the creation of a Diversity Fellowship Program. The Baker & McKenzie Diversity Fellowship is available to qualified rising second-year law students who show promise of contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community. Read more.

 

Baker & McKenzie names 2014 LCLD Fellow

Baker & McKenzie Partner Celina Joachim has been selected for the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a US organization made up of the legal profession’s top general counsels and managing partners. Ms. Joachim joins a class of 170 lawyers who have been selected as LCLD Fellows for 2014. Read more.
     

Baker & McKenzie recognized as one of the
"Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality"

For the fourth consecutive year, Baker & McKenzie was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the United States for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. This notable distinction is in recognition of the Firm’s perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index. Read more.

 

Baker & McKenzie recognized as one of the
"Best Law Firms for Women"


For the third consecutive year, Baker & McKenzie was named one of the top law firms for women by Working Mother magazine and the Flex-Time Lawyers organization. The Firm is one of 50 US firms recognized for successfully retaining and promoting women lawyers. Read more.


             
 


 


 


 
 

Working Mother Magazine/
Flex-time Lawyers
50 Best Law Firms for Women
2011-2013

 

American Lawyer
Top Law Firms for Diversity
2011-2013

 

Human Rights Campaign
100% Rating, Corporate Equality Index
2011-2014

 
             

For further information, please contact:
 
North America Diversity Director
+1 202 835 6109
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