Description

At Baker & McKenzie LLP, we are different in the way we think, work and behave -- like no other firm and few other businesses. With more than 4,100 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 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.

Our North America Litigation & Government Enforcement Practice Group coordinates with colleagues from around the world to deliver results both domestically and abroad. Our team is comprised of more than 160 lawyers in nine offices across North America. Our partners and associates focus on a number of areas, including Antitrust (litigation and merger work); Appellate; Commercial Litigation (trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty); Class Actions; Cyber Security; International Arbitration; Government Enforcement (white collar crime, investigations and securities litigation); and Product Liability. In addition, our practice group is segmented to closely track a number of targeted industries, including Aerospace & Defense, Banking & Finance, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, and False Claims Act & Government Contracting. Our litigation team is typically sought to represent US and non-US persons and businesses in complex commercial disputes, including those matters pending in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and in arbitrations around the world. Our team is fully integrated with our Global Dispute Resolution practice, which has more than 850 lawyers globally. Through this structure, our practitioners provide coordinated and integrated litigation services both nationally and internationally – a factor of increasing importance to our clients.

Baker McKenzie seeks an attorney with 2-5 years of medium to large firm commercial litigation experience to reside in our New York Office.

The candidate will have:

  • Exceptional intellectual and analytical abilities, reflected in a record of academic success;
  • Federal clerkship experience preferred,
  • An established record of hard work, experience, and attention to detail, with exceptional reviews;
  • An exceptional ability to write persuasively and an ability to communicate in an effective, appropriately professional manner;
  • Experience in taking depositions and handling hearings; and
  • High energy level and a drive to succeed.
 
In addition, fluency in Spanish or Portuguese and cultural experience abroad, though not required, are advantageous.  As noted above, top academic credentials, strong analytical ability, and excellent communication and writing skills are required. 

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