President and Founder of SOAR Business Solutions LLC
Marion Baker is the President/Founder of SOAR Business Solutions LLP, a consultancy group focused on helping law firms manage their administrative and operational functions.
She has 30 years of progressive experience in the successful management of personnel, departments, and projects for national law firms, accounting firms, and the military. Marion is highly sought after for her experience and expertise in managing professional service firms.
Prior to founding SOAR Business Solutions in 2017, she served as Chief Operating Officer at Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz LLP, a start-up trial litigation boutique. In this role, she was directly responsible for managing all aspects of administration and operations, including accounting, human resources, recruiting, information technology, marketing, and space planning.
From 2000 to 2016, Marion served as Department Operating Officer, Intellectual Property at Foley & Lardner LLP. She was responsible for developing the departments business plan and monitoring its progress, financial reporting, responding to RFPs, lateral partner recruiting, analyzing the profitability of work performed, and overseeing all aspects of IP operations, including docketing, paralegal support, human resources, recruiting, space planning, and marketing.
Before joining Foley & Lardner she served as Deputy Executive Director of Patton Boggs LLP, as the National Director of Operations for the Economic Consulting Services Group of KPMG, and as Administrator of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.
Marion served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps. She is Chair Emeritus of the Marine Executive Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Marines find employment in the civilian sector.
During her career, Marion has presented on a variety of topics, including Legal Practice Management, Law Firm Profitability, and Mitigating Risk in an Intellectual Property Practice, and she also appeared as a panel expert in a televised interactive program on Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.
Marion has earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Barry University in Miami, Florida.