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Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 65 years, enables our 13,000 people to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instill confidence in our clients. Baker McKenzie chose Tampa for the site of its new Global Services Center, the first of its kind in North America, following the success of similar sites in the Philippines and Northern
Ireland.




Jamie Lawless

Jamie Lawless is the Executive Director of the Tampa Center at Baker McKenzie, a global law firm helping clients navigate and simplify a complex world.

In this role, Jamie will oversee a center that will provide support to Baker McKenzie and its global clients in Legal Services, Finance, IT, Knowledge Management, Operations, Business Development, Marketing and Communications, and Talent.

Previously, Jamie served as Director of Implementation for the Firm as well and Chief Operating Officer of  Baker McKenzie’s Washington, D.C. and New York offices.

Before joining Baker McKenzie, Jamie held several Vice President roles at Swiss Post Solutions (“SPS”), a global organization providing document management services, business process services, and intelligent automation solutions to global organizations.  During her time with SPS, Jamie was based in Los Angeles, then in Washington, D.C., and led the expansion of services in the Western United States and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Early in her career Jamie worked as consultant for Accenture, based in New York.

Jamie is passionate about serving the communities in which she works, and the legal industry at large.  She has served as the Advisory Council Chair for Dress for Success Worldwide in Chicago, and is a Founding & Advisory Board Member for Women to Know aimed at elevating and accelerating the careers and leadership of women in the legal industry.

Jamie has also served as a business partner to the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and led the Emerging Leaders Committee for the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) in Washington.

She enjoys traveling with her family, supporting the arts and philanthropy in her community, sailing, and spoiling her golden retriever Shea.

Jamie Lawless
Executive Director