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.

The Corporate & Securities Merger and Acquisitions subgroup collaborates across borders and legal areas, we bring the right know-how and experience to anticipate and resolve issues in all involved jurisdictions, offering a one-stop shop for all deal and transaction related services. Our clients and their transactions touch every major global industry including technology, financial services, manufacturing & engineering, oil & gas, consumer products, media, healthcare and many others. Whether our M&A clients are buying or selling, entering into a joint venture or making a strategic investment, we work on every stage of the deal, from structuring, due diligence and negotiation through execution to implementation and post-deal integration. In our Securities Practice, we represent issuers and investment banks in a wide variety of capital markets transactions, including IPOs, follow-on public offerings, cross-border listings, private placements, debt, equity and equity-linked issues, and complex, multi-jurisdictional acquisitions and divestitures involving public companies.

The Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie LLP seeks an associate attorney with 4 to 7 years of experience for the Transactional practice group. The ideal candidate will have strong academic credentials and excellent communication, analytical and writing skills. They will also have significant M&A transactional work experience (drafting, due diligence, etc.) and managing the work of junior level Associates on deals. Must be admitted and a member in good standing of Illinois bar to apply.

Please include a cover letter, transcripts and resume with your application. The candidate must have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members. Please note in addition to a standard resume, we also require you to submit a blind resume (resume with your name removed).