Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Baker Donleson, Past President, LMA
About this speaker
Mr. Severson is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the Firm's business development and marketing initiatives, and collaborates with the Firm's lawyers and professional staff to maintain a client focus, increase marketplace awareness and facilitate cross-office and cross-practice collaboration. He sets direction for practice group- and industry-driven strategies, public relations, client interviews, brand management, advertising, competitive intelligence and market research. He is a nationally-recognized presenter and leader in the legal marketing and business development community.
Prior to joining Baker Donelson, he held similar roles at two other AMLAW 100 firms. Mr. Severson also spent more than six years with the Thomson Corporation (now Thomson Reuters) serving in various sales capacities, focusing on ensuring that firms' business development and marketing efforts were aligned with their clients' interests.