Washington, D.C., June 13, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – B…

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Baker & McKenzie LLP recently announced its annual North American Summer Associate Event will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on June 22-23. More than 70 summer associates from the Firm’s Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, San Diego, San Francisco/Palo Alto, Toronto and Washington, DC offices will convene in the nation’s capital to gain further insight into the Firm, receive substantive training and network.

The two-day event will feature presentations by Partners and associates from all of Baker’s North American offices, practices and industry areas, including a presentation by John Conroy, Baker & McKenzie’s Chairman of the Executive Committee, on the Firm’s professional development program – The Development Framework. The event will also feature a session on the Firm’s Pro Bono commitment, as well as activities to promote team building and networking.

“We are proud to be able to showcase Baker & McKenzie’s rich global and regional platform to our future colleagues and leaders,” said John Conroy, Chairman of the Executive Committee. “The summer associate event reflects our commitment to provide professional development opportunities as early as possible in their careers with us.”

With the success of last year’s regional summer associate event, the Firm decided to host the event annually as part of its North American Summer Associate Program.

“We have received uniformly positive feedback from last year’s event,” said Scott Brandman, New York Hiring Partner. “We look forward to even more success to come.”

“Baker & McKenzie is committed to developing and cultivating successful lasting relationships with the best and brightest attorneys around the country,” said David Hackett, North American Managing Partner. “This event demonstrates the Firm’s dedication to our attorneys’ professional development, and it provides a forum where career-long relationships can begin.”

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For further details please contact:
Scott Brandman, Partner, New York +1 212 891 3747 or [email protected]

Jessica Benzon, Global Press Office, Chicago +1 312 861 2665 or [email protected]

About Baker & McKenzie
Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie is a global law firm of more than 3,400 locally qualified, internationally experienced lawyers and 6,600 other professionals and staff in 70 offices in 38 countries. Global revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 exceeded US $1.522 billion. John Conroy is Chairman of the Firm’s Executive Committee. (www.bakernet.com)

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein with member law firms around the world. In accordance with the common terminology used in professional service organizations, reference to a “partner” means a person who is a partner, or equivalent, in such a law firm. Similarly, reference to an “office” means an office of any such law firm.

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