Wendy Butler Curtis Chief Innovation Officer, eDiscovery & Information Governance, Cybersecurity & Datenschutz
Sponsored Event | May.09.2022Bellagio Hotel | Las Vegas, NV
Orrick is a platinum sponsor at the CLOC Global Institute taking place on May 9-12, 2022 in Las Vegas.
The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium Global Institute is the legal industry’s premiere forum for collaboration and sharing to evolve and progress the business of law forward through connection. The institute will feature outcome-focused workshops, live Q&A with industry leaders, dedicated executive programming, and new learning formats.
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Wendy is Orrick’s Chief Innovation Officer.
Named the "Most Innovative Lawyer of the Year" by Financial Times in 2018, Wendy is celebrated by clients for her “fresh thinking, legal nuance and practical understanding of the courts.” FT editors noted that “rarely have our panel of judges so quickly homed in on a top candidate for innovative individual.” As Orrick’s Chief Innovation Officer, Wendy leads Orrick’s efforts to operationalize innovation through novel products, streamlined processes, technology and client consulting on tailored solutions. These efforts have contributed to Orrick being named the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America by the Financial Times from 2016-2018 and runner-up in 2019. In 2018, The American Lawyer also honored Orrick with its first-ever Legal Services Innovation Award.
Wendy leads an innovation team of lawyers, technologists, developers, project managers and business professionals. FT notes that Wendy “understand[s] the diversity of roles that make a team great” and has “introduce[ed] many new technologies and delivery models that have transformed the way the firm operates and works with clients.” She is also recognized by Chambers as a leading individual, nationally, in the area of eDiscovery. Wendy is the chair of Orrick’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Group. She has been engaged by Fortune 100 companies and major financial institutions to create and deploy eDiscovery and records management programs. Wendy has substantial experience in pharmaceutical, product liability and class action litigation. Her litigation experience includes multiple trials, supervision of regional and local counsel, management of complex discovery and meet-and-confer negotiations.
Kate Orr is Global Head of Practice Innovation for Orrick.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Financial Times has ranked Orrick among the top 3 law firms for innovation. Named as one of the Most Innovative Intrapreneurs by the Financial Times in 2022, Kate leads innovation efforts in partnership with clients and our lawyers to transform the way legal services are delivered.
Kate also leads CaseStream, Orrick's homegrown litigation and transaction management system, which was recognized by the Financial Times as a #1 most innovative New Product and Service.
Kate is a former litigator and represented commercial clients in complex litigation throughout the United States at Orrick. She remains active in numerous pro bono matters and was awarded the first annual Orrick Pro Bono Award. Kate also served as an adjunct professor of Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy at the University Maryland School of Law.