Baker McKenzie’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices are seeking junior associates (2-3 years experience) and mid-level/senior associates (4-6 years experience) for our Corporate & Securities practice. Candidates will be responsible for assisting in the preparation, negotiation, and execution of a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions for a global client base.  Complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions could include cross-border carve outs and acquisitions, post-merger integrations, entity rationalization projects, global expansion projects, and related international corporate matters.  

Our Corporate & Securities group collaborates across borders and legal areas on cross-border and domestic transactions. We bring the right know-how and experience to anticipate and resolve issues in all involved jurisdictions, offering a one-stop shop for all deal and transaction related services. Our clients and their transactions touch every major global industry including technology, financial services, manufacturing & engineering, oil & gas, consumer products, media, healthcare and many others. Whether our clients are buying or selling, entering into a joint venture or making a strategic investment, or implementing efficient supply chains, we work on every stage of the deal, from structuring, due diligence and negotiation through execution to implementation and post-transaction integration. 

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.

The ideal candidate will have relevant transactional experience, excellent communication, analytical and writing skills, and be highly motivated to work in a cross border environment. International experience is preferred but not required. Candidate may principally reside in San Francisco or Palo Alto, with travel from time to time between locations, and must be admitted and a member in good standing of the CA Bar to apply.

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