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  • Paris, France
    Sunday Jan 01, 1956

    Birth

    Paris, France
    Sunday Jan 01, 1956

    Lagarde was born in Paris, France.




  • Paris, France
    1973

    Graduated

    Paris, France
    1973

    She graduated from Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, where she obtained master's degrees in English, labor law, and social law.




  • Chicago, Illinois , U.S.
    1981

    Joined Baker & McKenzie

    Chicago, Illinois , U.S.
    1981

    Lagarde joined Baker & McKenzie, a large Chicago-based international law firm, in 1981. She handled major antitrust and labor cases, was made partner after six years and was named head of the firm in Western Europe.




  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Oct, 1999

    The Company's first female chairman

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Oct, 1999

    She joined the Executive Committee in 1995 and was elected the company's first female chairman in October 1999.




  • U.S.
    2004

    A President of the Global Strategic Committee

    U.S.
    2004

    In 2004, Lagarde became President of the Global Strategic Committee.




  • France
    2005

    France's Trade Minister

    France
    2005

    As France's Trade Minister between 2005 and May 2007, Lagarde prioritized opening new markets for the country's products, focusing on the technology sector.




  • France
    Friday May 18, 2007

    The Ministry of Agriculture

    France
    Friday May 18, 2007

    On 18 May 2007, she was moved to the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the government of François Fillon.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    2010

    The Finance Minister of France

    Geneva, Switzerland
    2010

    In 2010 Lagarde, then Finance Minister of France, sent a list of 1,991 names of Greek customers who were potential tax avoiders with bank accounts at HSBC's Geneva branch to the Greek government.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jul 01, 2010

    The PBS NewsHour interview

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jul 01, 2010

    In July 2010, Lagarde told the PBS NewsHour that the IMF's lending program for distressed European countries was "a very massive plan, totally unexpected, totally counter-treaty, because it wasn't scheduled in the treaty that we should do a bailout program, as we did." She also said, "we had essentially a trillion dollars on the table to confront any market attack that would target any country, whether it's Greece, Spain, Portugal, or anybody within the eurozone."


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 2011

    Announced her candidacy to be head of the IMF

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 2011

    On 25 May 2011, Lagarde announced her candidacy to be head of the IMF to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn, upon his resignation.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 05, 2011

    A Manager Director

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 05, 2011

    On 28 June 2011, the IMF board elected Lagarde as its next Managing Director and Chairman for a five-year term, starting on 5 July 2011.


  • France
    Wednesday Aug 03, 2011

    Investigation into Lagarde's role in a €403 million arbitration deal

    France
    Wednesday Aug 03, 2011

    On 3 August 2011, a French court ordered an investigation into Lagarde's role in a €403 million arbitration deal in favor of businessman Bernard Tapie.


  • Greece
    Sunday Oct 28, 2012

    Hot Doc's List

    Greece
    Sunday Oct 28, 2012

    On 28 October 2012, Greek reporter and editor Kostas Vaxevanis claimed to be in possession of the list and published a document with more than 2,000 names in his magazine Hot Doc.


  • France
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2013

    Lagarde's apartment in Paris was raided by French Police

    France
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2013

    On 20 March 2013, Lagarde's apartment in Paris was raided by French police as part of the investigation.


  • France
    Friday May 24, 2013

    Assisted Witness

    France
    Friday May 24, 2013

    On 24 May 2013, after two days of questioning at the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR), Lagarde was assigned the status of "assisted witness", meaning that she was not herself under investigation in the affair.


  • France
    Thursday Dec 17, 2015

    CJR ordered Lagarde to stand trial before it for alleged negligence

    France
    Thursday Dec 17, 2015

    On 17 December 2015, the CJR (Court of Justice of the Republic) ordered Lagarde to stand trial before it for alleged negligence in handling the Tapie arbitration approval.


  • France
    Dec, 2016

    The Court found Lagarde guilty of negligence

    France
    Dec, 2016

    In December 2016, the court found Lagarde guilty of negligence, but declined to impose a penalty.


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