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John F. McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

John McKenzie joined Baker & McKenzie in 1976 and has since worked in Baker & McKenzie offices in Caracas, Venezuela and Taipei, Taiwan. He is a member of the International Section of the American Bar Association, the Legislative Council of the California Council for International Trade and the District Export Council for Northern California. Mr. McKenzie also serves as an associate member of the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers.

Practice Focus

Mr. McKenzie’s practice is focused on cross-border transactions and international trade regulation. His practice also covers planning and structuring international investments, international mergers, acquisitions, consolidation and reorganization transactions, international commercial and technology development and transfer transactions, as well as customs and import regulations, export controls and international corporate compliance.

Professional Honors

Exclusive winner, Lexology Client Choice Award for International Trade (California), 2013-2014

Exclusive winner, Lexology Client Choice Award for General Corporate (United States), 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Council for International Trade - Legislative Council
  • American Bar Association - Section on International Law
    Association of Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers - Associate Member
  • State Bar of California
  • District Export Council for Northern California
  • Santa Clara Valley World Trade Association


U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit~United States (1984)
California~United States (1976)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California~United States (1976)
Court of International Trade~United States


Harvard University (J.D. cum laude) (1976)
Williams College (B.A. magna cum laude) (1969)



Previous Offices

  • Chicago

Related Expertise

  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Customs
  • Design, Sourcing & Manufacturing
  • Franchise & Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • International Trade
  • Marketing, Regulatory & Public
  • Risk Protection
  • Sales & After Sales
  • Trade & Commerce

Related Insight

  • A Year-End Review of Import/Export Developments
  • Increased Enforcement of US Forced Labor Prohibition Carries High Risks for US Companies (and their International Supply Chains)
  • Webinar Recording: FCPA Considerations Arising in Import/Export Operations

Related News

  • Baker & McKenzie wins four accolades at the 2016 WorldECR Awards
  • International Commercial Practice Earns Top Ranking by Chambers Global

Frequent author and speaker on United States export controls, import trade regulation, anti-boycott regulation, international antitrust matters, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the international distribution and protection of computer software

Published work in the proceedings of the University of Southern California Tax Institute, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the Boycott Law Bulletin, the proceedings of the Arizona State University Computer Law Institute, the proceedings of the University of Southern California Computer Law Institute, the Computer Lawyer and the International Lawyer

New Military Controls Put a Burden on U.S. Exports to China, The San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal


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