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 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 US offices of Baker & McKenzie LLP are seeking a Professional Support Lawyer (non track attorney position) to manage and execute legal content projects, training and knowledge initiatives for the North American Corporate & Securities practice group (focusing on M&A).

The candidate in this role will make first-class knowledge easily available to lawyers, increasing the quality, consistency and/or cost-effectiveness of the advice that Baker McKenzie gives its clients.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Draft, develop and automate M&A precedents on a global, regional and local basis.
  • Collect and input the group's work product into the firm's global repository of knowledge and populate global, multi-jurisdictional databases and resources.
  • Prepare, support and deliver training programs and develop training materials that are aligned with the firm's training strategy
  • Support the M&A practice with legal expertise on an as-needed basis including regularly drafting alerts on legal and market/deal developments.
  • Assist in the development of thought leadership initiatives, drafting articles and legal content for proposals or other business development resources.
  • Improve efficiency and quality of the delivery of our M&A legal services
  • Contribute to operational enhancement initiatives, particularly with respect to offshore service centers/alternative timekeepers, integrated use of project managers and other technology tools
  • Support, implement and communicate the firm's knowledge strategy to the group and actively participate in the firm's knowledge projects and initiatives.

Qualified candidates will have at least five years of experience as a practicing lawyer with direct involvement in M&A transactions, particularly with cross-border M&A. To be considered candidates must be admitted to and be a member in good standing of the state bar where they intend to practice law. The position can be located in any of our US offices.