David A. Wardell

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


David Wardell has been practicing law since 1982, mainly in the area of international corporate and commercial law. He serves on the steering committee of both the Global Healthcare Industry Group and the North America Healthcare Industry Group. He is also the Chicago office representative of the Firm’s French Initiative. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Wardell practiced for over 26 years first as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan under Robert Morgenthau and then at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Abbott Laboratories and Tenneco Inc., where he served as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Practice Focus

Mr. Wardell provides international corporate and commercial advice to selected clients, as well as strategic advice to client companies — on a no-fee basis — on matters involving global law department organization, management and best practices.


  • New York~United States (1983)


  • Case Western Reserve University (J.D.) (1982)
  • Princeton University (A.B.) (1976)


  • English
  • French