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Chris Ford

Chris leads Baretz+Brunelle’s marketing, business development and client development efforts and brings a history of success growing world-class, global legal brands.  

Before joining Baretz+Brunelle in its New York office, Chris served as the chief marketing officer at productivity automation company ZERO, where he helped guide the company through its $12 million Series A financing. He spent most of his career in senior leadership roles in the legal industry in the United States, Australia and Canada, growing the businesses of globally respected legal brands including LexisNexis, where he spent more than 10 years, and Axiom, a leading ALSP where he led demand generation. 

A highly regarded leader in the legal technology industry, Chris is the co-founder of LegalTech Hub, the global directory of legal technology solutions, tools and services where buyers of legal technology can research the legal tech they need to manage a 21st century law firm or in-house department.  

Chris is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, which he attended on a full athletic scholarship for swimming (ranked #6 in the world for 50m backstroke in 1993) and is also a senior-level rugby referee. 


Head of Business Development,
New Law Practice

347 335 5458