Baker and McKenzie is a global corporate law firm founded in Chicago in 1949 by John McKenzie and Russell Baker. Baker and McKenzie serves as home for over 4,000 lawyers with its 72 offices spread in 45 countries around the world. The multinational law firm has no domination from individual nation and nearly 80 percent of lawyers practice outside United States. The layers taking part in Baker and McKenzie are from about 60 countries speaking more than 75 languages, among them English is the common language. Baker and McKenzie was named as the strongest global law firm by Acritas Sharplegal Global Elite brand index in a row for three years.