Mayer Brown announced today the appointment of Amol Bargaje as the firm’s first global chief innovation officer. In this new role, Mr. Bargaje will work closely with firm leadership to drive the firm’s innovation process.

Mr. Bargaje has more than 20 years of experience enhancing client service by leveraging both mature and emerging technologies. He joined Mayer Brown’s IT department in 2018 as the global director of IT Practice & Client Solutions. In this role, he worked with clients and teams of lawyers and business services staff to develop and implement client-facing technologies for the firm’s practice areas, products and industry groups. Additionally, Mr. Bargaje has been one of the co-leaders of the firm’s client-centered global innovation initiative, embrio, which was recently recognized by the National Law Journal for advancing the legal industry through technology.

“Amol’s extensive experience working on process improvement, agile development and client-centered technology will help us accelerate the pace of innovation while further promoting a culture of innovation within the firm,” said Jeremy Clay, Mayer Brown’s managing partner.

“I look forward to collaborating with a global innovation team to identify new ways to leverage Mayer Brown’s experience base, leading-edge people, process and technology to add value to the firm’s service delivery and provide innovative solutions to augment its high-quality legal service offerings,” said Mr. Bargaje.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bargaje held senior innovation and technology leadership roles at two other prominent law firms and a leading software company.