The California and Chicago offices of Baker McKenzie seek an associate attorney for our Labor & Employment practice. The position will provide hands on, highly challenging and interesting legal assignments for some of the world's leading companies, including advice and counsel on cross-border employment issues. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of employment counseling and/or general employment litigation experience, and a strong interest in international employment law. The ideal candidate also will have strong academic credentials from a top law school and excellent communication, analytical and writing skills. Dual qualified candidates (admitted in California or Illinois and also in a foreign country) are highly preferred. An LLM degree in business, technology, or international law is also preferred but not required. Top tier law firm experience in an employment practice and international experience is preferred. Candidates must be admitted to and be a member in good standing of the state bar where they intend to practice law. Candidates must also have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members.

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.

Please include a cover letter, transcripts, resume, and writing sample with your application. Please note that we require you to also upload a blind resume (initials only) in addition to a standard resume.

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.