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John F. McKenzie

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

John McKenzie joined Baker McKenzie in 1976 and has since worked in Baker McKenzie offices in Caracas, Venezuela and Taipei, Taiwan. He is a member of the International Section of the American Bar Association, the Legislative Council of the California Council for International Trade and the District Export Council for Northern California. Mr. McKenzie also serves as an associate member of the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers.

Practice Focus

Mr. McKenzie’s practice is focused on cross-border transactions and international trade regulation. His practice also covers planning and structuring international investments, international mergers, acquisitions, consolidation and reorganization transactions, international commercial and technology development and transfer transactions, as well as customs and import regulations, export controls and international corporate compliance.

Professional Honors

  • Exclusive winner, Lexology Client Choice Award for International Trade (California), 2013-2014

  • Exclusive winner, Lexology Client Choice Award for General Corporate (United States), 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Council for International Trade - Legislative Council
  • American Bar Association - Section on International Law
  • Association of Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers - Associate Member
  • State Bar of California
  • District Export Council for Northern California
  • Santa Clara Valley World Trade Association

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit~United States (1984)
  • California~United States (1976)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California~United States (1976)
  • Court of International Trade~United States

Education

  • Harvard University (J.D. cum laude) (1976)
  • Williams College (B.A. magna cum laude) (1969)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Chicago

Frequent author and speaker on United States export controls, import trade regulation, anti-boycott regulation, international antitrust matters, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the international distribution and protection of computer software

Published work in the proceedings of the University of Southern California Tax Institute, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the Boycott Law Bulletin, the proceedings of the Arizona State University Computer Law Institute, the proceedings of the University of Southern California Computer Law Institute, the Computer Lawyer and the International Lawyer

New Military Controls Put a Burden on U.S. Exports to China, The San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal