Baker & McKenzie is an international law firm, founded in Chicago in 1949 by Russell Baker and John McKenzie. It is home to more than 3,750 lawyers spread over 69 offices in 41 different countries.
As a transnational operation, no single nationality dominates the firm, and more than 80 percent of its lawyers practice outside the United States. The lawyers come from 60 countries and speak more than 75 languages, with English in common.
The firm saw US$2.104 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2010.
Baker & McKenzie was founded in 1949 but it has its origins in Russell Baker's practice opened in 1925 upon his graduation from the University of Chicago School of Law. Russell Baker, though born in Wisconsin, was raised in New Mexico. From an early age he was exposed to the Spanish language and other cultures. The early firm, Baker & Simpson provided legal services to Chicago's growing Mexican...... Read More