A year into Orrick's initiative to give associates 50 hours annually to innovate, The American Lawyer
reports on the results. The story
describes how one associate, Nick Farnsworth
, helped develop an online readiness tool for clients to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act and another, Rebecca Harlow
, collaborated with our Chief Innovation Officer Wendy Curtis
to lead an "innovation sprint" for a global energy company's legal department.
As Chief Talent Officer Siobhan Handley
said to AmLaw
, the goal of the program is to instill the mindset that innovation – and the "crazy ideas and failures" that come with innovating – should be part of our "everyday approach" to adding value for our clients.