Chesnokova, Sofia

Sofia Chesnokova

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Sofia Chesnokova is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Palo Alto. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, she worked as an executive compensation and employee benefits associate at another law firm, and served as a judicial law clerk at the US Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges.

Practice Focus

Ms. Chesnokova advises clients on a wide range of domestic and international employment-related matters, including pre-employment issues, bonus and commission plans, data privacy, leave policies and procedures, wage and hour compliance, and terminations. She also provides legal advice to clients on state and federal employment law issues which arise during mergers and acquisitions, government investigations, and litigation.


  • California~United States (2010)


  • University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (J.D.) (2010)
  • University of California at Davis (B.A. Economics and International Relations) (2006)

Previous Offices

  • Palo Alto