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Christine Lagarde Christine Lagarde reflects during the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 25, 2013. (Credit: World Economic Forum..swiss-image.ch/Photo Michael Wuertenberg)

Christine Lagarde, the first woman to lead Baker & McKenzie, notched another career milestone on Tuesday when she was tapped as the first lawyer to serve as the next president of the European Central Bank.

Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers law firms' global strategy and economics. Based in Philadelphia, he writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," exploring change and innovation in the legal services market. Contact him at dpackel@alm.com. On Twitter at @packeld

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