In this episode of This Legal Life, our host, Ben Chiriboga (Chief Growth Officer at Nexl), sits down with William M. Washington III, Global Chief Financial Officer at Baker McKenzie, about what it’s like being an introvert in the legal and business world.
Take a moment to read William’s recent article with FORTUNE: https://fortune.com/2023/08/21/baker-mckenzie-cfo-william-m-washington-iii-embracing-introverts-in-the-workplace/?kbl582
William M. Washington, III is Baker McKenzie’s Global Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, he is responsible for the firm’s financial operations, which totals over $3 billion in revenue across 76 offices in 45 countries. He is responsible for over 1,400 finance professionals and serves on the Executive Committee, Financial Committee, and many other strategic committees related to the Firm’s operations. William has also served as the CFO – Americas for Hogan Lovells, where he worked closely with firm leadership to formulate a vision for the firm’s future and provide an understanding of the firm’s financial picture to help drive profitability.
Before joining Hogan Lovells, William worked at two other AmLaw 100 law firms and has served in leadership positions in other diverse industries, including Consulting (Accenture) and Financial Services (Fannie Mae). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Mississippi State University, an MBA from the University of Maryland University College, and a Master’s in Law Firm Management from George Washington University, in addition to being a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence. and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. William is married to Tracy Washington, retired – International Finance Corporation (World Bank) and Adjunct Professor – Georgetown University. They have four wonderful children and reside in Bethesda, MD.
Connect with William: https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamwashingtoniii