John F. McKenzie, a partner in the San Francisco office of Baker McKenzie, has more than 40 years of experience advising on cross-border transactions and international trade regulation.
His global practice covers the planning and structuring of international investments, international mergers, acquisitions, consolidation and reorganisation transactions, international commercial and technology development and transfer transactions, as well as customs and import regulations, export controls and international corporate compliance.
Mr. McKenzie is a frequent speaker and writer 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. His most recent articles on those topics include, ‘Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Issues for Import/Export Operations,’ The International Lawyer, Volume 47, No. 1, Summer 2013 and ‘U.S. Export Controls on Internet Software Transactions,’ The International Lawyer, Volume 44, No. 2, Summer 2010. In addition, he organises the Firm’s annual import/export developments conference, which is held each year in Santa Clara, California and is regarded by trade professionals in the region as the leading and most useful trade conference of any offered either by regulatory authorities or private consultants and advisors.
In 2013 and 2014, Mr. McKenzie was the exclusive winner of the Lexology Client Choice award for Trade & Customs in both California and the United States.
Mr. McKenzie received his B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa; magna cum laude) from Williams College in 1969, and his J.D. degree (cum laude) from Harvard Law School in 1976.