Baker & McKenzie
One Prudential Plaza
130 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Chairman: Eduardo Leite
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.