With a warm, approachable demeanor, data architect Keith Badenoch has been resolving the most technical hurdles for Faegre Baker Daniels with extreme professionalism and unparalleled discretion during his 11 years with the law firm.
Because of his trustworthiness, firm leaders regularly call on Badenoch to plan and design information technology solutions for “extremely confidential” processes and data, says Ray Swift, FaegreBD manager of data services in Indianapolis.
Badenoch is well known across both the lawyer and administrative ranks for his dedication and his ability to translate business needs into highly effective technical solutions, Swift adds.
For example, Swift says Badenoch’s technical guidance was instrumental in bringing together the “entire breadth” of the administrative departments of Baker & Daniels and Faegre & Benson when the firms merged in 2012.
He has developed and implemented custom, client-specific databases so the firm can respond quickly to the needs of clients in very high-profile, time-sensitive cases.
The unsung hero responds quickly and quietly to requests from legal teams, who rely heavily on his heroic efforts “under the hood.”
Says Badenoch, “I like to think my work has a positive effect on the legal and administrative teams within the firm. If I can make someone else’s work a little easier, then I feel good in what I am doing.”