Long derided as the firm that never met a location it didn't like, Baker & McKenzie is finally getting respect for pioneering the global law firm. Under John Conroy, Baker has raised its sights -- boosting profits, tightening management, and working hard to lose its franchise image. Just when many major law firms with big financial practices are struggling in this economy, Baker is thriving, particularly in China and the emerging markets. Will that be enough to climb into the global elite?
Baker & McKenzie Aims for Global Elite
The American Lawyer
October 7, 2008