Former Baker & McKenzie Head an Early Favorite to Helm International Monetary Fund

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has a lot going for her as a possible successor to former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The first woman to head Baker & McKenzie, Lagarde pulls no punches, carries considerable clout in international finance and is female — a plus for the IMF as it tries to rebound from the DSK sex scandal.Visit International News