Nearly 25 years after leaving Los Angeles, Baker McKenzie has returned to the market as part of a move to hire five lawyers from Hogan Lovells in California.

Commercial litigators Mark Goodman and Ethan Miller will work out of Baker McKenzie’s Northern California offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto, while Hogan Lovells’ former local head of employment Robin Samuel, litigator Barry Thompson and counsel Joe Ward will become the founding partners of Baker McKenzie’s new Los Angeles office.