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.

Our North America Employment & Compensation Practice Group provides clients with “one stop” domestic and international employment law counseling, transactional support and litigation representation. We assist multinational companies with their U.S. and international labor and employment issues, from expansion into new jurisdictions, to deploying and managing a global workforce, to managing through business changes such as M&A and restructurings, to litigation defense. We “translate” the international landscape for our clients and provide high quality legal and commercially practical support.


Experience Required

The Palo Alto office of Baker McKenzie seeks an associate attorney for its Labor & Employment practice.  The position will provide hands on, highly challenging and interesting legal assignments, including advice and counsel on cross-border employment issues.  The ideal candidate will have 0-3 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.  Top tier law firm experience in an employment practice and international experience is preferred.  Must be admitted and a member in good standing of the California Bar to apply. The candidate must have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members.

Please include a writing sample, cover letter, transcripts and resume 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.