Podcast: Future-Proofing Your Law Firm

Episode 35

David Cambria, Global Director of Legal Operations at Baker McKenzie in the firm’s Chicago office, has led significant transformational changes in the way corporate legal departments and law firms conduct business. A true innovator, he has successfully bridged the gap between law and business, and is at the forefront of developing the processes, programs and resource organizations that help law departments work more effectively and in alignment with their business goals.

With a focus on developing best in class law, compliance and government relations operations, David has led remarkable transformations for some of the largest operations in the world. A firm believer in developing the next generation of leaders through consistent engagement, mentorship and expectations, he enjoys seeing the results of his training practices in performance and outcomes, and thrives on doing what he feels is at the core success of his career – guiding transformation, growth and turnaround projects.

David is a published author and award-winning industry leader and speaker.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why law firms have only recently begun thinking about future-proofing their business.
  • How to reduce the problem of “transactional friction” between a firm and its clients.
  • Why lawyers should consider strengthening their math skills to better understand their firm’s data points and the power this gives them.
  • Why legal operations efforts are scalable, effective and increasingly necessary for firms of every size.
  • Trends in legal operations.

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