Raija Churchill

Raija Churchill

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Raija Churchill’s practice focuses on helping corporations harmonize business needs with legal savvy, so that they can concentrate on creating marketplace value. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Raija advised federal, state, and local agencies on legal compliance and policymaking. She has an inside perspective on judicial decision making, after spending well over 1,000 hours in confidential discussions with judges at almost every level of the state and federal courts. In addition to externing in Los Angeles Superior Court, she clerked in the District of Nevada and Seventh Circuit.

Raija was Editor in Chief of the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal. She was also an Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. Her Master of Public Policy focused on solving challenges by integrating law, policy, and private resources. She is adept at seeing and translating between different stakeholders’ goals, as she has worked in legal, corporate, start up, non-profit, and government spaces.

Practice Focus

Raija focuses on compliance and litigation. She handles matters arising from the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, and related laws. In this work, Raija represents multinational corporations before the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission. Raija also represents individuals and companies in litigation before federal courts and agencies. In her pro bono work, she mediates cases for members of the DC community.


  • California~United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit~United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit~United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit~United States


  • Pepperdine University School of Public Policy (MPP) (2013)
  • Pepperdine University School of Law (JD) (2013)
  • Patrick Henry College (BA) (2008)


  • English
  • Mandarin