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David Barnard


David Barnard


David Barnard is a founding partner of Blaqwell, Inc.

Barnard is an experienced former managing partner and international attorney, having worked in the areas of corporate law and international finance. At Blaqwell, Barnard focuses on law firm strategy, structure, and operations. He has also worked on some of the largest recent law firm merger transactions.

He has worked as a consultant for more than 10 years, and has served numerous law firms in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

He joined Linklaters in London shortly after law school. He became partner in 1980 and managed the North American operations of Linklaters LLP from its New York office. Barnard retired from Linklaters in 2000.

Barnard received his B.Sc., LL.B. from University of Witwatersrand. He qualified as an attorney in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1972.

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