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Jun 2, 2021

Orrick is a global leader in innovation in the legal industry and not just at the level of process or system improvement – that’s where we see lots of legal innovation initiatives start and end – at Orrick, they are doing much, much more.

They have created new enterprises, products and education opportunities, to name a few things - these collectively point to an innovative culture founded on client centricity, agility, continuous improvement and purpose.

We had an amazing conversation about all of this (and lots more) with: Wendy Curtis, Chief Innovation Officer; Kate Orr, Senior Innovation Counsel; and Daryl Shetterly, Director of Orrick Analytics.

Topics covered in this session included:

  • What legal innovation is and is not
  • A deep dive into some of Orrick’s innovation initiatives like Orrick Labs;  their tech fund; Orrick Analytics; and The Observatory
  • The importance and use of data in legal practice
  • The importance of multidisciplinary teams and collaboration in innovation and how these are hallmarks of innovative legal practices and critical to them
  • How to create a culture of innovation
  • Whether or not an innovative mindset is a case of nurture or nature
  • Why law firms should feel compelled to innovate
  • Where legal practitioners and practices can start on their innovation and change journeys

Thank you so much, Wendy, Kate and Daryl for leading by example and contributing so significantly to creating a new, different and better legal industry!