John Strange is the firm's Chief Practice Management Officer. His team is responsible for the development, coordination and execution of the firm's pricing strategies, practice management, the project management office (PMO), legal project management (LPM) and support of development and implementation of firmwide strategy.
As a key member of the senior professional staff at Baker Botts, he has built a team to manage an entirely new function responsible for both top-line revenue growth through pricing strategies and for ensuring bottom-line profitability through various practice management activities designed to improve service delivery models, operational efficiency, execution around strategy and value for clients.
Prior to joining the firm, John was the Director of Pricing at Vinson & Elkins LLP. His earlier experience includes four years as the Manager of Legal Administration at Altria (NYSE: MO) and ten years with Shook, Hardy, and Bacon in Kansas City, MO (“SHB”). At SHB, his duties included management of the nurse and scientific analyst program and staff, vendor management, matter budgets, rate analysis, trial site selection, and general administration.
Prior to entering the legal industry, John was a research scientist. In addition to his M.B.A., he holds a M.A. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Kansas. He completed his B.S. in Chemistry and Biology at the University of Saint Mary.