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 4,400 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. 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.


For over 55 years, our Intellectual Property practice has been helping clients in all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement and exploitation of IP rights. We have nearly 400 specialist IP lawyers and approximately 650 IP team members, and we leverage our global resources and extensive experience to help clients grow and protect the value of their intellectual property anywhere in the world. Our global network of lawyers is our core strength – we work efficiently across borders, have intimate knowledge of the legal and business culture of the countries where we have offices, advise clients in a practical, easy-to-understand manner and form efficient international teams of attorneys. We act for many multinational brand owners in a wide variety of industries, including household and pharmaceutical products, fashion and luxury goods, transportation, sports, consumer products, foods, electronic goods, media, entertainment and technology. We believe in developing close professional relationships with clients and recognize the importance of understanding their business to better satisfy their legal and commercial requirements, constantly building on our capabilities with innovative solutions suited to the business of our clients and have received numerous awards.


Our Chicago Office seeks an associate attorney with one to four years of IP Tech Transactions experience to join our North American Intellectual Property team. Ideal candidates should have a minimum of one to four years of IP transactions experience at a law firm (e.g., cloud, outsourcing, licensing), or district court clerk experience. Candidates must also possess top academic credentials, strong analytical ability, and excellent communication and writing skills. We seek candidates that have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members, and to work well within-house counsel. It is essential that candidates be admitted to and a member in good standing of a U.S. State Bar; Illinois license preferred.


Please include a cover letter, transcripts, a writing sample and resume with your application.