Baker McKenzie's new 'Godfather' of legal operations on bringing the client mindset to private practice

After pioneering legal operations at Aon and Archer Daniels Midland, David Cambria has taken his experience to a law firm for the first time

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, and most recently at food production and agriculture giant Archer Daniels Midland. And last month, 23 years after graduating from law school, he went to work at a law firm for the first time.

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