Baker McKenzie recorded 48 practice area rankings and 95 lawyer rankings in the 2024 Chambers USA Guide, up from 42 practice area and 81 lawyer rankings in 2023. The Firm received a Nationwide Band 1 ranking for Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded, reflecting the growth and increased depth of the team across the US.

The Firm maintained its Band 1 rankings in Tax: Controversy (Nationwide, 2013-2024), Tax (California: Northern, 2016-2024), Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surrounds, 2013-2024), and Tax: State & Local (New York, 2021-2024).

Practice areas that saw increased rankings for 2024 include Litigation: General Commercial (Florida) and Corporate/M&A (New York). Baker McKenzie is also now recognized among the Corporate/M&A: Elite in Southern California, complementing the Firm's Corporate/M&A: Elite ranking in Northern California. In addition, eleven lawyers were promoted in the rankings this year.

Chambers and Partners ranks law firms based on technical legal ability, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money and depth of team. Rankings are based on interviews with clients and peers as well as firm submissions.

Newly ranked lawyers include:

Justin Becker, International Trade: Remedies & Policy*
Debra Dandeneau, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Paul Evans, Labor & Employment
David Goldman, Tax*
Mark Goodman, Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation
Michelle Hartmann, Litigation: General Commercial
Rod Hunter, International Trade: CFIUS Experts
Nicholas Kennedy, International Arbitration: Counsel
Mackenzie Martin, Intellectual Property
Chandri Navarro, International Trade: Customs*
Salim Rahim, Tax
Matthew Schonholz, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation* 
Aimee Soodan, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Christine Streatfield, International Trade: Remedies & Policy
Xin Tao, Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation 
Alan Zoccolillo, Corporate/M&A

Newly ranked lawyers also include four "Associates to Watch":

Matthew Gorman, Immigration
Cristina Messerschmidt, Privacy & Data Security: Privacy 
Reginald Sainvil, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Elaine Wilkins, Tax

Lawyers promoted in the rankings include:

Kerry Contini, International Trade: Export Controls
William Dugan, Labor & Employment
Daniela Fonseca, Litigation: General Commercial
Maher Haddad, Tax
Paul Keenan, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Sinead Kelly, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Kevin Maher, Franchising
Peter Matejcak, REITs: Tax
Jessica Nall, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Olivia Tyrell, Corporate/M&A
Perrie Weiner, Litigation: Securities
Will Woods, Franchising

New practice area rankings include:

Retail (Nationwide)
Corporate M&A: The Elite (California: Los Angeles)*
Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded (New York)
Litigation: General Commercial (Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth & Surrounds)
Tax (California: Southern)*
Tax: Litigation (Texas)

A full list of the Firm's rankings can be found here.

* Indicates rankings earned by lateral hires prior to moving to Baker McKenzie.

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