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David A Rueff
Shareholder and Legal Project Management Officer Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
One Eastover Center 100 Vision Drive Suite 400 Jackson, MS 39211 United States
David A. Rueff Jr. is a shareholder in the Jackson office of Baker Donelson and is also the Firm's Legal Project Management Officer. David has been a practicing lawyer for almost 20 years, is PMP certified through the Project Management Institute and is certified in the Toyota Manufacturing Production System (Lean). He is responsible for strategy and implementation of pricing, legal project management, process improvement and supporting technologies and manages a team of pricing specialists, legal project managers, attorneys and technologists. David was responsible for the development of the Firm's patent pending legal project management model - BakerManage, the Firm's Lean model - BakerLeanTM and budgeting tool Budget DesignerTM. David also co-authored a book on legal project management, budgeting, pricing and process improvement that was the American Bar Association's best seller in 2014. He regularly works with Firm lawyers and clients to develop specialized pricing models, budgets and operational improvements using both process and technology. David has also worked as an operational consultant for in-house legal departments to improve communication with the legal team and business units, automate performance metrics, improve controls on outside counsel spend and assist the General Counsel with reporting to the executive branch.
  • Member, ILTA/PMI Collaboration Team
  • Speaker: ILTA 2011 - Annual Educational Conference, Legal Project Management
  • Speaker: ILTA 2013 - Annual Educational Conference, Innovative Law Firm Award Nominee Presentations
  • Speaker: ILTA 2013 - Annual Educational Conference, Alternative Rocks! Non-Traditional Approaches to LPM
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2015 - Annual Educational Conference, A Project Management Principles/Process Toolkit
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2016 Annual Educational Conference, From the Front Lines: Actual Jobs in "New Law"
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2016 Annual Educational Conference, Legal Operations: Different Approaches and Helpful Technology Tools
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2016 Annual Educational Conference, A New Approach To Aligning the Objectives of Outside Counsel, In-House Legal and Corporate Business
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2017 Annual Educational Conference, Better, Faster, Cheaper: Finding and Removing Barriers to Legal Process Improvement
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