At Baker & McKenzie LLP, we are different in the way we think, work and behave -- like no other firm and few other businesses. With more than 4,100 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 77 offices worldwide, we have a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level in our firm. Baker & McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving - as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.

We help both domestic and international clients navigate cross-border and domestic financing across a broad range of industries. This requires our Banking & Finance lawyers to be experienced in both local and international banking and finance laws, regulations and procedures, and to collaborate seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions to efficiently address complex finance issues simultaneously and in multiple markets. 

Experience Required

Baker & McKenzie LLP - North America seeks an associate attorney with 4 to 7 years of experience to join the Derivatives practice area of the Banking, Finance and Major Projects (BFMP) Practice Group in our Chicago Office, but open to candidates in New York. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of experience in regulatory, transactional and/or enforcement matters involving derivatives (futures and swaps) and other financial products, as well as demonstrable experience with all aspects of the applicable laws (the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended by the Dodd-Frank Act) and rules (of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and National Futures Association) that apply to futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, proprietary trading firms and other derivatives market participants. In addition, specific experience with matters involving CPOs and fund documentation is a strong plus.


Please include a cover letter and resume with your application. The candidate must have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members. Must be admitted to and a member in good standing of the Illinois or  New York bar.