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.
Baker McKenzie seeks an associate attorney with a practice focus in the International Trade Compliance area to reside in the Firm's San Francisco, Palo Alto, Chicago or Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate will have five (5) to seven (7) years international trade experience, with an emphasis on compliance with US export controls, trade and economic sanctions, and anti-boycott controls. Candidates who also have experience in import and customs issues (e.g., classification, valuation, marking, preference claims, trade remedies) will be considered, for the Firm’s San Francisco, Palo Alto and Chicago offices. Specific experience advising US and non-US companies on licensing, enforcement actions and governmental audits, internal investigations and compliance audits, disclosures, classification, encryption, compliance due diligence in mergers and acquisitions and other cross-border transactions, and on the design, implementation, and administration of compliance programs is preferred.
The ideal candidate will also have strong academic credentials, excellent analytical, communication and writing skills, and an ability and willingness to collaborate across teams and cultures. Major law firm experience strongly preferred. Must be admitted and a member in good standing of either the California, District of Columbia or Illinois 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 San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.