Baker & McKenzie

America’s Best Corporate Law Firm


Chicago, USA, May 24, 2012 – Corporate Board Member magazine and global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc. recently named Baker & McKenzie one of the top 25 corporate law firms, based on a comprehensive survey of US corporate directors and general counsel.

In the magazine’s 12th annual “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms” study, the Firm was ranked #7 among firms US corporate directors “would most likely retain.” General counsel ranked Baker & McKenzie at #11 among the top firms in the survey.

Baker & McKenzie has been named by directors and corporate counsel as one of the top 25 law firms every year since the inception of the Corporate Board Member survey.

“This year, we welcome back some familiar names and congratulate all the organizations selected as a top corporate law firm by directors and their general counsel,” said TK Kerstetter, President of Corporate Board Member, in a statement. “These firms have established themselves as industry leaders, many of them year after year, by their exceptional contribution to the corporate community.”

The magazine developed its rankings by sending questionnaires to 11,340 directors and 1,957 general counsel of publicly traded companies. Survey respondents were asked to select firms “they would most likely turn to for corporate legal matters of national scope.” The magazine compiled its list of the top 25 law firms based on the number of votes received. The survey results were published in the magazine’s Second Quarter 2012 issue.


Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st .

We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 3,750 locally admitted lawyers in 70 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – “fluency” – across borders, issues and practices.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.

Our commitment to excellence and fluency are reasons why we have more lawyers listed in more countries in Chambers Global Directory of the World’s Leading Lawyers than any other global firm.

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