Bradley S. Christmas
Chief Information Officer, Foley & Lardner LLP
Brad Christmas is the Chief Information Office at Foley & Lardner where he leads technology and research operations supporting the firm’s 24 office locations. Prior to joining Foley in 2018, he was Managing Director at nSource, a strategic consulting, technology and managed services company based in Chicago. Over a four year period, he personally led engagements at 17 law firms of all sizes. Before joining nSource in 2014, Brad served as the Chief Operating Officer of Dow Lohnes PLLC, a national communications and education regulatory law firm based in Washington DC. At Dow Lohnes, he directed all aspects of the firm’s business functions including: finance; technology, marketing, facilities, human resources and intellectual property docketing.
Prior to joining Dow Lohnes in 2008, Brad spent seven years as the CIO for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and six years as the CIO at Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge. In these roles, he directed large-scale complex system upgrades impacting every business function in the firm, improving operating efficiencies and reducing operating costs.
Brad began his career as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy where served in the Gulf War and taught at the US Naval Academy. He has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and has completed Executive Education programs at the Harvard Business School focusing on professional service firm management and technology.