Caroline Burnett

Caroline Burnett

Senior Knowledge Lawyer
Baker & McKenzie LLP


Caroline Burnett is a Senior Knowledge Lawyer with the North America Employment & Compensation Practice Group. Caroline's primarily responsibility is to make knowledge easily available to lawyers within the North America Employment & Compensation Group, increasing the quality, consistency and cost-effectiveness of the advice that Baker McKenzie gives its clients

In addition to her focus on enhancing technical standards and improving efficiency, Caroline drafts drafting pragmatic and commercially-minded thought leadership for the Firm's clients. She identifies trends and developments impacting US multinationals to enable fee-earners in her practice group to better advise their clients on managing a global workforce. In 2017, Caroline launched the Employer Report blog, which provides legal updates and practical insights to help multinational employers understand, prepare for and respond to the latest domestic and cross-border labor and employment law changes.

Before joining Baker McKenzie, Caroline practiced labor and employment law for nearly a decade at major US law firms.


  • California~United States


  • Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (Summer Program - Legal Technology and Operations) (2019)
  • University of San Francisco School of Law (JD) (2008)
  • Brown University (BA) (2002)

Contributor, The Employer Report, Baker McKenzie

Co-author, "5 Surprises In New Federal Pregnancy Law’s Proposed Regulations," Law360, October 2023

Co-author, "Automated Decision-Making and AI: California Expands FEHA Liability to Include Third-Party Business Agents of Employers," The Employer Report," September 2023

Co-author, "ID&E in the Workplace After the Supreme Court Guts Affirmative Action in Higher Education," The Employer Report, July 2023

Co-author, "Guardrails For Using Social Media During The Hiring Process," The Employer Report, February 2022

Co-author, "6 California Employment Laws To Know For M&A Deals," Law360, June 2021

Co-author, "Five Trends That Will Reshape the Way We Work," Bloomberg Law, March 2021

Co-author, "Mind the (Gender Pay) Gap—At Home and Abroad," Bloomberg Law, May 2017