Baker McKenzie announced Monday the appointment of its IP and tech associate Danielle Benecke and Elevate’s former digital strategy and solutions vice president Brian Kuhn as co-founders of a team tasked with leading the firm’s AI transformation.

While Benecke was a familiar face to Baker McKenzie prior to being appointed as co-founder of its tech transformation, Kuhn joins the firm after a career primarily spent leading legal service providers. In 2015, he co-founded and led IBM’s Watson Legal Consulting, while in 2020 Kuhn joined Elevate to guide law firms and legal departments during their digital transitions.