At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave - like no other firm and few other businesses. As a team of 13,000 people, including over 6,500 lawyers, in more than 70 offices worldwide, we have a passionately collaborative community and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level in our firm. 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.


For over 55 years, our Intellectual Property practice has been helping clients in all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement and exploitation of IP rights and technology. We leverage our global resources and extensive experience to help clients grow and protect the value of their intellectual property anywhere in the world. Our global network of lawyers is our core strength – we work efficiently across borders, have intimate knowledge of the legal and business culture of the countries where we have offices, advise clients in a practical, easy-to-understand manner and form efficient international teams of attorneys. We act for many multinational brand owners in a wide variety of industries, including household and pharmaceutical products, fashion and luxury goods, transportation, sports, consumer products, foods, electronic goods, media, entertainment and technology. We believe in developing close professional relationships with clients and recognize the importance of understanding their business to better satisfy their legal and commercial requirements, constantly building on our capabilities with innovative solutions suited to the business of our clients and have received numerous awards.


Our California (Bay Area strongly preferred), Chicago, or New York Office seeks a Mid-Level/Senior Associate attorney with ideally five to seven years of IP Tech Transactions experience to join our team. Ideal candidates will have experience advising clients on the intellectual property, artificial intelligence (AI), data and technology aspects of a wide range of corporate and transactional matters.


Specific beneficial experience includes: mergers & acquisitions where the target entities are IP and tech heavy; IP migrations and reorganizations; trademark, patent and technology licenses, such as software license and development agreements, joint development and R&D agreements, media-related agreements, and service provider agreements (including cloud and AI). Experience also can include AI, telecommunications, supply chain and outsourcing agreements, and other agreements involving data, intellectual property, and technology.


Candidates must possess top academic credentials, strong analytical ability, and excellent communication and writing skills. We seek candidates that have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members, work well with in-house counsel, and be able to train and supervise Junior Associates. It is essential that candidates be admitted to and a member in good standing of a U.S. State Bar where they will be practicing.


The annual base compensation for this position is $260,000 - $435,000 annually if located in California or New York.