Mike McNamara
Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara, the former US CEO of Dentons, has joined Baretz+Brunelle, which serves the legal economy, as its first CEO.

He will work aside B&B co-founders Spencer Baretz and Cari Brunelle.

McNamara spent about 22 years at Dentons, which includes a five-year stint at the helm. He also served on the global management committee and board of directors.

As Dentons’ partner for more than 20 years, McNamara helped guide the firm from its Midwest roots to become the largest global law firm with operations in 80-plus countries.

Baretz called McNamara a transformational leader.

“His presence validates the quality of our work and strategy to date, enhances our insights on day one, and opens new paths," said Baretz.

B+B serves Am Law 100 & 200 law firms, legal boutiques, alternative legal services providers, tech companies, information & analytics operations and private equity firms.