Description

At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other firm and few other businesses. With our team of 13,000 people, including over 6,500 locally admitted lawyers, in over 70 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 Dallas or Houston office of Baker McKenzie seeks an associate attorney with three (3) to five (5) years' experience for the Litigation & Government Enforcement Practice Group, supporting its commercial litigation practice, including insurance coverage, complex business disputes, class action defense, and mass torts.  The position will provide hands on, highly challenging and interesting legal assignments.  The ideal candidate will have deposition and courtroom experience.

Strong academic credentials and excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills are required along with experience in case management, drafting pleadings and discovery, arguing motions, and taking and defending depositions.  Prior client-facing experience and ability to interface with and manage client relationships with partners is preferred.  Large law firm experience in a litigation practice and former clerkship with a federal district judge or circuit court strongly preferred.

The candidate must have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members.  Must be admitted and a member in good standing of the Texas Bar to apply.  Please include a cover letter, transcripts, resume, and writing sample with your application.