Baker McKenzie

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Baker McKenzie, founded as Baker & McKenzie in 1949, is a multinational law firm.wikipedia
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Baker McKenzie, founded as Baker & McKenzie in 1949, is a multinational law firm.
One structure largely unique to large multinational law firms is the Swiss Verein, pioneered by Baker & McKenzie in 2004 or as GRATA International, in which multiple national or regional partnerships form an association in which they share branding, administrative functions and various operating costs, but maintain separate revenue pools and often separate partner compensation structures.

Paul Rawlinson

The firm's global chair, from 2016, until his death in April 2019, was former London managing partner Paul Rawlinson, who was the 15th chair, and the first British Chair of the firm.
'''Paul Rawlinson was a British intellectual property lawyer who was the Global Chair of Baker McKenzie, one of the world's largest law firms.

Eduardo C. Leite

Rawlinson had succeeded Eduardo C. Leite who was chair of Baker McKenzie from 2010 to 2016.
Eduardo C. Leite is Chairman Emeritus of Baker & McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law firms.

Coudert Brothers

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In 2005, 70 partners, and other legal staff, from the New York office of disbanding international firm Coudert Brothers joined Baker McKenzie.
Though American Lawyer magazine ranked it "among the 100 highest-grossing firms in the United States" in 2004, it was dissolved in 2005 after failing to reach a merger agreement with another firm, Baker & McKenzie.

Christine Lagarde

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In 1999, Christine Lagarde, the Paris managing partner and an antitrust and labor lawyer, was elected chair of the global executive committee, the first woman to lead Baker McKenzie; she was chair for five years.
A noted antitrust and labour lawyer, Lagarde was the first female Chair of major international law firm Baker & McKenzie, between 1999 and 2004.

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It is the largest law firm in the United States by headcount.

Geoffrey Bowers

In 1986, Geoffrey Bowers, then a New York attorney, filed a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights, charging that he had been fired from his job at the Manhattan branch of Baker McKenzie law firm after AIDS-related lesions appeared on his face.
In August 1984, Bowers joined Baker McKenzie as a litigation associate.

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These events were one inspiration for the film Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington (the script of which was derived from numerous sources).
Bowers was an attorney who in 1987, sued the law firm Baker McKenzie for wrongful dismissal in one of the first AIDS discrimination cases.

Swiss association

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Baker McKenzie is organized as a Swiss Verein which allows regional profit pools and their related tax, accounting and partner compensation systems to remain separate while allowing strategy, branding, information technology and other core functions to be shared between the constituent partnerships.
Baker & McKenzie was the first major law firm to become a Swiss verein, in 2004.

Multinational corporation

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Baker McKenzie, founded as Baker & McKenzie in 1949, is a multinational law firm.

Wisconsin

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Co-founding partner Russell Baker, born in Wisconsin and raised in New Mexico, opened his early practice, Baker & Simpson, in Chicago, in 1925, following graduation from the University of Chicago School of Law.

New Mexico

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Co-founding partner Russell Baker, born in Wisconsin and raised in New Mexico, opened his early practice, Baker & Simpson, in Chicago, in 1925, following graduation from the University of Chicago School of Law.

University of Chicago Law School

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Co-founding partner Russell Baker, born in Wisconsin and raised in New Mexico, opened his early practice, Baker & Simpson, in Chicago, in 1925, following graduation from the University of Chicago School of Law.

Spanish language

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Baker had early exposure to the Spanish language and other cultures, and his firm provided legal services to Chicago's growing Mexican American community.

Mexican Americans

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Baker had early exposure to the Spanish language and other cultures, and his firm provided legal services to Chicago's growing Mexican American community.

Latin America

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The firm later advised U.S. companies investing in Latin America.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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In 1949, the firm relaunched with John McKenzie, a litigator who had graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, who took charge of the litigation practice, as Baker built an international practice.

Venezuela

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Baker McKenzie became an international firm beginning in 1955, when a lawyer in Venezuela contacted Baker McKenzie about opening a joint venture office in Caracas.

Caracas

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Baker McKenzie became an international firm beginning in 1955, when a lawyer in Venezuela contacted Baker McKenzie about opening a joint venture office in Caracas.

Washington, D.C.

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Within the next three years, offices were opened in Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, New York and São Paulo.

Amsterdam

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Within the next three years, offices were opened in Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, New York and São Paulo.

Brussels

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Within the next three years, offices were opened in Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, New York and São Paulo.

Zürich

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Within the next three years, offices were opened in Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, New York and São Paulo.

New York City

New YorkNew York, New YorkNew York City, New York
Within the next three years, offices were opened in Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, New York and São Paulo.

São Paulo

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Within the next three years, offices were opened in Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, New York and São Paulo.