I spoke with Wendy Curtis (named the Most Innovative Lawyer of 2018 by the Financial Times), Kate Orr, and Daryl Shetterly, the Chief Innovation Officer, the Senior Innovation Counsel, and the Director of Orrick Analytics, respectively, for Orrick, a global law firm, which the Financial Times named North America’s Most Innovative Law Firm for the third consecutive year.

We discussed the alignment of Orrick’s new legal tech investment initiative with the firm’s core business, why innovation has taken a more central role in law firm operations in the past year, the impact of Orrick Analytics on the firm’s innovation roadmap, how firms can coordinate their various innovation initiatives under a single effort, best practices for creating a culture of innovation at a large global organization, ways to build multi-disciplinary teams to execute on a unified vision, and how the era of law firm innovation is evolving.