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 4,400 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 77 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.

We are seeking mid/senior level associates with three to seven years of experience to join our fast-growing and internationally recognized Leveraged Finance Practice. Our team represents private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, corporate issuers and borrowers, non-bank lenders and other financial institutions in the full range of debt finance transactions throughout the capital stack. You will have an opportunity to make a meaningful difference to the growth of our private equity practice which is one of the most strategically important practices of our Firm. At Baker McKenzie, you will be recognized for your work and be rewarded for it as well. Our work is sophisticated and dynamic. Deal teams are relatively lean compared to work on other kinds of transactions. You will be well-mentored and trained. Take your professional development to the next level by joining our team.  


  • Substantive experience representing private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and/or lenders in a full range of debt finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisitions, dividend and other recapitalizations, and restructuring and reorganizations.
  • Prior experience as a key member of deal teams is preferred, including having taken responsibility for running signings and closings, taking "the pen" on first drafts of debt commitment papers and credit documentation, etc.
  • Exposure to middle-market private equity transactions is helpful.
  • Prior experience working across from or representing alternative financiers, including business development companies (BDCs), hedge funds and other non-bank lenders is helpful.
  • Deal Sheet required

We are looking for talented self-starters with imagination, creativity and vision. In addition, we are seeking individuals who are original thinkers, possess the drive to achieve results for our clients, and have the capacity to assume increasing responsibility in a highly successful global organization.

Please include a cover letter, transcript, deal sheet and resume with the 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 NY Bar.