Baker & McKenzie
Profile Industry : Legal
SECTOR : Private
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Silver


We are a leading international law firm that has been thinking globally in Australia for over 50 years. We act for leading multinational and domestic companies on market leading local and global transactions with more than 85 Partners and 190 lawyers across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.


Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie is one of the world’s largest law firms by markets, revenue and headcount. We offer our clients and lawyers the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a leading firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.


We look for people who enjoy a challenge and seek new opportunities; who share our global perspective and are practical in their approach; who like taking responsibility and getting things done; who express themselves confidently while staying open to new ideas; and who seek a friendly and inclusive culture that strives to make a difference to our local and global communities.


Australia-wide and worldwide, with a network of 77 offices spanning across 47 countries.


Professional services


Qualifications required vary according to the opportunity.


Please visit



11,839 employees globally


We offer a range of comprehensive, market competitive benefits that help employees manage their professional and personal lives.

  • We are passionately global.
  • We strive to stay ahead of the curve and encourage entrepreneurship.
  • We have a strong culture of friendship and inclusion, and an egalitarian and collaborative working style.
  • We are commercial pragmatists who make complex issues simple for our clients and we focus on our clients’ business needs.
  • We actively encourage and support contribution to the community, through our pro bono and community service programs.

Our award-winning diversity strategy, initiatives and programs are focused in four areas, in which all of our people can participate:

  • BakerWomen – Gender equality and supporting the progression of women
  • BakerDNA – Ethnic, indigenous and cultural diversity
  • BakerBalance – Supporting carers and parents, employee wellbeing and workplace flexibility
  • BakerLGBTI & Allies – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex diversity

Sam Appleton Senior Associate

Baker & McKenzie has always provided me a friendly and supportive work environment. I have been able to develop a legal practice and grow professionally unhindered by concerns that I cannot be myself. Diversity and inclusion is not only on the agenda but is embraced, fostered and understood. This year the firm was delighted to be the principal sponsor of Out for Australia and assisted the organisation expand its mentoring program for aspiring LGBTI professionals across Australia.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
Baker & McKenzie