2020 September

When there is a new innovative idea, you want to champion it and deliver on it as fast as possible, but in a responsible way. In this podcast, we will discuss what are some best practices for keeping stakeholders engaged while meeting firm governance standards and security requirements.

Questions from Dan to Nikki: 
-What methods do you use to solicit ideas? 
-How do you vet a pie in the sky idea vs. something practical, especially when it may be something deep in the weeds of a legal practice? (Relatedly, how do determine if an innovative idea is one attorney’s dream but not universal?)
-When do different stakeholder groups get involved in the project? Are ideas vetted through risk, information governance, finance, etc. before they are PoC’d?
-How do you productize your innovative projects?

Moderator:
@Daniel PrattIT Business Relationships Manager, Holland & Knight LLP

Speaker:
@Nicola ShaverManaging Director, Innovation and Knowledge, Paul Hastings LLP 

Recorded on 9-29-2020

In our second installment of Emerging Roles in Legal Amy Monaghan speaks with members of Orrick's innovation team. In this "fanel," we discuss an array of topics, including: what it means to drive change within an organization, how they are working to empower attorneys to practice at the top of their licenses, and the importance of mentorship. You will hear from each Orrick team member about their roles and contributions to Orrick's innovation initiatives.

We cover a lot in this episode and if you are interested in reading further here are a few applicable resources that might be of interest:

  • Business of Law Podcast: Orrick and Microsoft Legal Productivity Hackers Discuss Innovation and Microsoft Teams here
  • Investing in the future:  Harvard grad students discover West Virginia here
  • Extreme Makeover: The Digital Transformation Edition here
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper: Planning Today to Succeed Tomorrow here
  • Legal Innovation: It’s the New Roles that Make the New Tools here
  • For further reading on T-Shaped Lawyers and here
  • Manyee’s ILTAON session on design thinking
  • Kendall’s ILTAON session Virtual Training 1 – Being Prepared to Reach a Remote Audience

 

Interviewer:
@Amy Monaghan, Senior Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie 

Speakers:
@Wendy Curtis, Chief Innovation Officer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
@Kendall Blue, 
Director of Technology Training, Orrick , Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
@Manyee Chow, Innovation Project Manager, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Kelly Cullen, Director, Global Operations and Innovation Center, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Samantha DeLee, Project Attorney, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 
Kenya Henry, Executive Legal Administrator, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 
Whitney Coble, Start-Up Relations Adviser, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 
@Vedika Mehera, Innovation Advisor, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 
@Kate Orr, Senior Innovation Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Jaclyn West, CaseStream Program Manager, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Amy Monaghan, Senior Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie, had the great honor of speaking with Jason Barnwell, Assistant General Counsel—Modern Legal at Microsoft for this inaugural episode of the Emerging Roles in Legal podcast series. Jason never fails to provide thought-provoking insights and my personal favorite quote from this episode is that "business presents a candy store of broken things!" Of course, we see the broken things as opportunities for innovation, which is where these new skillsets and emerging roles in legal are needed.

If you're interested in hearing more from Jason, check out the Business of Law Podcast and also his posts on Legal Evolution (I recommend this post on designing knowledge work).

Be on the lookout for a next episode soon!

Interviewer:
@Amy Monaghan, Senior Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie 

Speaker:
@Jason Barnwell, Assistant General Counsel—Modern Legal, Microsoft

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