David Cambria, who joined Bakers last year as the global director of legal operations from Archer Daniels Midland Company, has been appointed as the firm’s new chief services officer.
“Under David's leadership, the firm's services team has grown significantly under a core mandate to optimise client value and to enhance the client experience across the firm's global business,” the firm said in a statement.
“By integrating market-leading business capabilities and legal operational discipline into the frontlines of service delivery, the services function delivers transformational initiatives to modernise the firm's service delivery platform."
Bakers’ global COO Jason Marty said: "David joining Baker McKenzie last June represented a significant milestone for our firm, and his new appointment to chief services officer reflects the strategic importance of the services function, which underpins our efforts to transform our operating model and how we serve our clients."
Bakers global IP and technology practice chair added: "We recognise that our clients are looking for more than legal advice. They are looking for creative, business-minded, cost-efficient solutions that meet their business needs. David's growing team is enabling us to translate our innovation efforts into tangible improvements in how we deliver our work to clients."
Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Cambria said: "Baker McKenzie is building for the future and investing deeply in its professional and business capabilities. I'm looking forward to leading our services function to new heights as our firm delivers ever greater client value at scale".
Jerome Doraisamy is a senior writer for Lawyers Weekly and Wellness Daily. He is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, an adjunct lecturer at The University of Western Australia and is a board director of Minds Count.