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Baker & McKenzie

Headquarters: One Prudential Plaza
130 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Attorneys: 3,750
Chairman: Eduardo Leite

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Baker & McKenzie is the world's leading law firm based on total laywers. The firm has over 3,750 locally qualified, internationally experienced lawyers in 41 countries worldwide.

The firm is ranked tops in Global Employment Law and among the leaders in patent law. Baker & McKenzie has also been recognized as one of the best corporate law firms in the world.

The firm has a true global presence with 69 offices in 41 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and North America. There are 3,750 attorneys working with the firm and 1,350 partners.

In fiscal 2010, the firm had fee income of $2.104 billion.


The firm was founded in Chicago in 1949 by Russell Baker and John McKenzie with four lawyers and a secretary. First-year fees totaled $75,000.

The firm would begin expanding in Venezuela and other countries in the 1950s.

By 1987, Baker & McKenzie would become the first law firm to employ 1,000 lawyers. It double that number in a decade and triple it by 2001. It was also the first law firm to reach $1 billion in global revenue.

Updated June 3, 2011


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