At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave - like no other firm and few other businesses. As a team of 13,000 people, including over 6,500 lawyers, in more than 70 offices worldwide, we have a passionately collaborative community 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.


Baker McKenzie's Global Franchise, Distribution and Brand Expansion Practice combines deep experience with technical knowledge and business acumen to address any franchise and brand-expansion-related issue, both domestically and globally. Our team has decades of experience advising franchisors on the structuring and operation of their franchise and other distribution programs. We represent brand companies throughout their life cycles employing various expansion methods, including traditional franchising, licensing, joint ventures, direct investment, and supply chain development. We have assisted our brand clients across the globe, and we are intimately familiar with the franchise laws and regulations in each jurisdiction.


Our Dallas office seeks a highly motivated Junior to Mid-Level Associate for its Band 1 Chambers-ranked domestic and cross-border transactional/regulatory franchise practice, with our ideal candidate having 2-4 years of relevant experience in a transactional practice at a large law firm. We advise U.S. and foreign companies on cross-border commercial contract matters, domestic and international franchise and distribution matters, domestic and international brand expansion and various other transactional and advisory matters.


Candidates must have strong analytical and writing skills, exceptional speaking and interpersonal skills and the ability to function smoothly in a global-team environment with culturally diverse team members. Additionally, candidates must be admitted to and be a member in good standing of the Texas state bar.


Please include a cover letter, unofficial law school transcript, and resume with your application.