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Pro Bono Institute Recognizes Baker McKenzie’s commitment to Justice in Action

The Pro Bono Institute awarded global law firm Baker McKenzie, and a collaboration of more than 35 partner organizations, as the winner of its prestigious Corporate Pro Bono Award (CPBO) in New York City earlier this month.

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We are the premier global law firm in North America. Our 850 lawyers in the US and Canada provide strategic advice to domestic and multinational companies as they grow and manage issues close to home or across the globe.

In 2022, Thomson Reuters ranked Baker McKenzie the fourth-highest firm for brand recognition in its US Law Firm Brand Index, based on a survey of US in-house counsel who rated firms on factors such as top-level litigation and major M&A work. We have also been the leading global firm in Canada for more than 50 years, advising clients on federal, provincial, and local laws with an unparalleled international perspective.

Local expertise, global approach

Our North America offices demonstrate a winning combination of local experience and international experience that provides clients with the legal insight and practical business advice they need to overcome challenges and achieve their business objectives. As market leaders in cross-border M&A, litigation, employment, intellectual property, tax and international trade, we help clients succeed in an increasingly complex global market.

Since 1949, Baker McKenzie has been different in the way we think, work and behave – like no other firm and few other businesses. Our team has a passionately collaborative community and we are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level in our firm. Baker McKenzie can offer 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 Development Framework shapes the way we recruit, select, develop, manage and promote our people. It offers prospective talent a reliable roadmap to success and details the support we provide to make sure lawyers and professional staff achieve their career goals.

We are committed to recruiting qualified professional staff, lateral associates and partners.

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We have dedicated North America directors of pro bono and community service and diversity and inclusion who coordinate our efforts to deliver first-class legal services to the underserved and foster an inclusive environment where all individuals can succeed professionally. Working from within Canada and the US, our North America professionals participate in a variety of CSR initiatives, including:

  • Teaming with in-house counsel at Accenture to advise low-income seniors on powers of attorney and living wills (Chicago office)
  • Helping the Public International Law & Policy Group provide legal and policy advice on ways to combat maritime piracy (Toronto, Miami and New York offices)
  • Teaming with in-house counsel at Estée Lauder to write an amicus brief on behalf of 11 national children’s law organizations that helped strike down Florida’s ban on gay adoption. (Miami, New York, Houston and Chicago offices)
  •  Developing the North America Women’s Initiative to create policies and programs that help women lawyers advance to leadership roles within the Firm (All NA offices)
  • Supporting A Call to Action Canada, an organization focused on fostering greater diversity within the legal profession (Toronto office)

Find out more about our Global CSR initiatives

At Baker McKenzie, we believe that the connections forged and experiences shared during your time at the Firm are invaluable and that the benefits that they offer are enduring. Through exclusive events, networking opportunities, thought leadership and firm updates, the North America Alumni Network provides opportunities to keep those bonds tight and offers access to a dynamic community made up of your former colleagues and peers. Network members say that this is the place to nurture personal friendships and build new professional connections.

Join our Alumni Network by registering at the link below and be sure to reconnect with old friends and fellow Baker McKenzie alums on LinkedIn.

If you have any questions, suggestions for content in our Alumni Newsletter, or would like to update your contact information, send us an email.


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