Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 65 years, enables our people to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instill confidence in our clients. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all. Our unique international culture is reflected in the drawing together of a worldwide family of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in all of our offices. We encourage the best people -- regardless of race, religion or belief if any, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or age -- to fulfil their professional aspirations with us.
The Chicago office of Baker McKenzie seeks an associate attorney with 3 to 5 years of experience for the Cross-Border Transactions & Integrations team in the Corporate practice group. The candidate will be responsible for assisting clients with the planning and implementation of complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions, such as global carve outs, spinoffs, post-merger integrations and pre-transaction restructurings, entity rationalization projects, global expansion projects, and related international corporate matters relating to clients’ non-US operations. Ideally, the candidate should have experience working on multijurisdictional transactions and experience coordinating with local counsel, whether international or domestic. They will also have general corporate and M&A experience and experience managing junior level Associates. Foreign legal training or experience working outside the U.S. for another major law firm is a plus. The candidate should have superior academic credentials from a top ranked law school (law review experience a plus) and excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and writing skills. Must be admitted and a member in good standing of Illinois bar to apply or eligible to sit for Illinois bar.
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.