As Chief Operating Officer, Nick Bagiatis oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm’s global operations. Driving the firm’s administrative functions — including human resources, technology, knowledge management, accounting, finance, and operations — his role is to ensure the firm is focused on delivering operational excellence and efficiency.
Bagiatis is a member of the firm’s senior management team and executive committee. He is actively involved in significant lateral acquisitions, preparing the firm’s long-range financial plan, and the firm’s geographic expansion process.
Prior to taking the role of Chief Operating Officer, Bagiatis was a senior member of the Business and Finance Department leadership team for more than 10 years. He managed global operational and financial functions of the department, and helped shape the strategic positioning of the practice. He uses his strong understanding of the business of law to improve financial management, pricing, and project management across the firm.
Bagiatis directs the Reed Smith Client Value Initiative in developing, aligning, and executing strategies and tactics that both support existing client relationships and bring new clients and business to the firm. He leads the firm’s strategy related to evaluating and implementing value pricing, alternative fee arrangements, and legal project management.
Prior to joining Reed Smith, Bagiatis served as a manager in the audit department at Deloitte, where he was responsible for overseeing one of the U.S. firm’s significant public company audits. He was also active in the launch of a tech practice in the Pittsburgh regional market. Upon joining Reed Smith, Bagiatis took an active role working for the firm’s senior management team on various special projects.