Baker McKenzie was recognized by corporate counsel as a Litigation Standout in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2018: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms, the seventh annual report on the litigation market and leading law firms.
Based on in-depth interviews conducted by BTI Consulting Group with more than 350 general counsel and in-house litigation heads at the world's largest companies, the report ranks firms that clients are "turning to for their most pressing litigation needs."
“Clients report Baker McKenzie’s litigation practice shows growing strength,” said Michael B. Rynowecer, President of The BTI Consulting Group. “Top legal officers recognize the firm as a Standout in Litigation, placing the firm in the top 5% of law firms.”
Baker McKenzie was named by clients as a Standout in a number of categories, including Complex Commercial Litigation, IP Litigation, Securities & Finance Litigation, Complex Employment Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation among others.
Corporate counsel listed Baker McKenzie on the Honor Roll of Most Feared Law Firms in Litigation. According to the BTI report the fearsome firms were recognized for “their intense approach and fierce tactics in today’s complex legal market.”
"We are honored to be recognized by our clients for handling some of their most significant litigation matters and value the trust they give our team, especially at a time when complexity for litigation across all areas is increasing,” said Mark Taylor, Chair of the Firm's North America Litigation & Government Enforcement Practice. “I’m very proud Baker McKenzie’s talented litigation team is regarded by corporate counsel for its depth of knowledge and quality of client service.”
Baker McKenzie's litigation practice is one the most recognized and largest globally, with more than 850 litigators based in major financial centers and emerging markets worldwide. With our global network, the group is known for its ability to handle multi-jurisdictional litigation and has extensive industry expertise, particularly in the aerospace, consumer goods and retail; energy, mining and infrastructure; financial institutions; healthcare; technology, media and telecoms sectors.
In addition to the global reach, Baker McKenzie’s litigators represent clients in domestic matters as well, advising on state and local litigation issues across North America. Continuing to expand, our North America team has grown with a number of notable hires during the last year including energy litigator Tom Kruse, employment litigators Bill Dugan, Meredith Kaufman and Todd Boyer, and patent litigator Harry Park.