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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 Chicago office of Baker McKenzie seeks an associate attorney with 2 to 6 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. For candidates under third year, transactional attorneys wishing to transfer to corporate global transactions will be considered, particularly if they have personal or professional international experience. Qualified candidates will have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members.  

Baker & McKenzie LLP seeks a Corporate Associate with 2 to 6 years of experience to join our Cross-Border Transactions & Integrations team in Chicago, New York, Dallas, Houston, Toronto, Washington DC, or California. The ideal candidate will have strong academic credentials and excellent communication, analytical and writing skills.

Applicants must be admitted to and a member in good standing of the Bar for the respective state in which they apply.  Please include a cover letter, transcripts and resume with your application.