Steven R. Petrie

Chief Strategy Officer


Steven Petrie manages the strategy and operations department at Faegre Baker Daniels. In this capacity, he oversees the collection, extraction and application of financial data, performance metrics and market intelligence for purposes of business analysis, practice development, custom pricing and strategic planning.

Steve holds a Yellow Belt certification in Legal Lean Sigma and provides guidance for the firm's institutional efforts in the areas of legal process improvement and project management.

Steve's department is also home to the firm's office administration and operations functions.

Steve is a frequent industry contributor on topics of law firm economics, profitability analysis, alternative pricing and process efficiency.

Past Experience

Prior to his career in law firm management, Steve worked for the strategy and operations practice of a large consulting firm.

Faculty Positions

  • George Washington University, master’s program in law firm management — Adjunct Faculty



University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
M.B.A. with honors

Yale University
B.A. cum laude, with distinction

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Legal Industry Trends: A Data-Driven Dive on Legal Marketing and Business Development
    Law Firm Marketing Partner Forum, Los Angeles, CA, January 2018
  • Metrics that Matter: A Law Firm Management Workshop
    Law Firm Marketing Partner Forum, Los Angeles, CA, January 2018   
  • MACRA's Quality Payment Program Year 2: What's In Store for 2018?
    Indiana State Bar Association, October 2017 
  • Pricing for Client Value: A Hands-On Workshop
    LSSO Raindance, Dallas, TX, May 2017
  • The Intersection of Pricing & Data Science: Turning Challenging Pricing Arrangements into Profitable Opportunities
    Business Intelligence and Analytics in the Legal Profession, New York, NY, April 2017
  • Pricing, Process and Project Management
    Lex Mundi COO/Executive Directors Conference, New York, NY, September 2016
  • State of Law Firm Marketing and Business Development Today—Addressing Ongoing Challenges with Steven Petrie of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
    National Law Review, February 2016
  • Think Tank: Pricing, Products and Process
    Legal Marketing Technology Conference West, San Francisco, CA, October 2014
  • HIP 2.0: Indiana's Alternative Medicaid Expansion Vehicle
    America's Essential Hospitals, May 2014 
  • Corporate Counsel to Corporate Counsel
    Panelist, CLE presented by Frost Brown Todd, October 2013
  • Legal Pricing: An Emerging Profession
    Practice Innovations, October 2013  
  • Going Lean: Identifying and Eliminating Waste in Your Practice
    Law Firm Practice Management 2.0, Chicago, IL, September 2013
  • Performing the Work Itself: Identifying Benchmarks for Managing to Profitability & Client Satisfaction
    AFA Forum: Value-Based Fee Arrangements & Service Logistics, Chicago, IL, May 2013
  • HIV and the Rule of Law: Human Rights at Home and Abroad
    Panelist on Medical-Legal Partnerships, Notre Dame School of Law, September 2009
  • Issues to Consider in the Planning Stages of a Medical-Legal Partnership
    ABA Health E-Source, December 8, 2008, co-author with Chad Priest and Erin Lewis
  • Disability Benefits and the ADA After Cleveland v. Policy Management Systems
    Indiana Law Journal, Fall 2000

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Legal Sales and Service Organization (LSSO) — Board of Advisors
  • Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) — Member
  • Association of Legal Administrators Minnesota (ALAMN) — Member
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