X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
David Cambria.

David Cambria, Baker McKenzie’s first global director of legal operations, didn’t mention it in a recent conversation, but he’s got quite a nickname in his field: The Godfather.

He has pioneered ”legal operations” roles twice already—first in the law department at professional services firm Aon Corp. and most recently at food production and agriculture giant Archer Daniels Midland. And last month, 23 years after graduating law school, he went to work at a law firm for the first time.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 1 article* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

More from this author

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

Maximizing Law Firm Profitability: Hiring, Training and Developing Productive LawyersBook

Maximizing Law Firm Profitability: Hiring, Training and Developing Productive Lawyers shows you how to manage your own practice and how to develop the potential of the pe...

Get More Information
 

Think Globally

How does your firm compare against firms around the globe? Evaluating a potential global alliance? Find critical information on the Global 200 law firms in Legal Compass - compare financials, track laterals, and more.

Get More Information
 

General Counsel Summit (GCS) 2021Event

General Counsel Summit is the premier event for in-house counsel, hosting esteemed legal minds from all sectors of the economy.

Get More Information
 

General Counsel Conference East 2021Event

GCC East addresses General Counsel trends in regulatory, data protection, tech management, legal operations, and leadership.

Get More Information
 

Women Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) 2021Event

WIPL is the original global forum facilitating women-to-women exchange on leadership and legal issues.

Get More Information
 

The American Lawyer Industry Awards 2021Event

Honoring outstanding legal achievements focused at the national level, largely around Big Law and in-house departments.

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.