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.
Baker & McKenzie LLP seeks an associate attorney for its Global Equity Services/Compensation practice in its San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, or New York office. The ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience advising clients on U.S. executive compensation and other incentive arrangements and/or on designing, implementing and maintaining global incentive and compensation arrangements (in particular share-based plans), and will have experience with drafting correspondence, memoranda, legal opinions, and other client-related documents, as well as advising on legal/regulatory/tax matters associated with global compensation arrangements in cross-border M&As, spin-offs, divestitures, IPOs and redomestications. The ideal candidate will also have strong academic credentials and excellent communication and writing skills, and will remain current on issues of U.S. and non-U.S. securities, tax, currency control, employment, and other laws affecting such arrangements. We will also consider candidates with a strong global tax or global employment law background. Major law or accounting firm experience is a plus. Must be admitted and a member in good standing of the Bar in the state of employment.
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.