At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other firm and few other businesses. With more than 6,000 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 78 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 California and Chicago offices of Baker & McKenzie LLP seek an associate attorney for its Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits practice. The ideal candidate will have one to five years experience in advising private and public companies on executive compensation and employee benefits arrangements, including equity and cash-based incentive compensation programs and change in control and severance arrangements, and advising on compensation and benefits issues in corporate transactions. Candidates with corporate and tax backgrounds who have an interest in practicing in the executive compensation area are also encouraged to apply. Strong academic credentials and excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills are required. Major law firm experience is a plus. We will consider entry level candidates from top law schools with a GPA of 3.7 (or equivalent) or higher. Must be admitted and a member in good standing of the California or Illinois Bar to apply. 

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

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories (arrest and conviction records), in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.