Former Orrick CEO Ralph Baxter Joins the Law Technology Now Podcast

LawTechNow coverFormer Orrick Chairman and CEO Ralph Baxter brings his lifetime of experience innovating law firms and advising legal technology companies at the highest level to the microphone on our Law Technology Now podcast. We are very excited to welcome him and look forward to new recordings on the way. Below is a copy of our press release with additional details and links to Ralph’s first episodes. We hope you enjoy! 


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Legal Industry Pioneer Ralph Baxter Joins as New Co-Host of Law Technology Now Podcast

On October 23rd, Ralph Baxter premiered as the newest host for the Legal Talk Network podcast Law Technology Now. The show, which has been producing episodes since 2008, explores the latest trends in legal technology and provides advice on improving the practice of law through innovative thinking. Baxter will host alongside co-host Daniel Linna, Director of Law and Technology Initiatives and a Senior Lecturer at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Baxter became synonymous with innovation in legal service during his nearly quarter century as Chairman and CEO of Orrick, leading the firm as it built on its California foundation to become one of the world’s premier global law firms, and adopted ground-breaking service, resource, abd career models. Baxter now advises law firms, legal technology companies, and others engaged in legal service as they modernize. He is on the board of directors of Intapp, the legal advisory board of LegalZoom, a fellow at CodeX, the Stanford Center for Law and Informatics, the advisory board at the Center on the Legal Profession at the Stanford Law School, the advisory board on the Center on the Legal Profession at the Harvard Law School, and the Leaders Council of the Legal Services Corporation. Baxter also served on the board of directors of Lex Machina prior to its sale to LexisNexis.  

Laurence Colletti, Executive Producer of Legal Talk Network, says about Baxter’s new position, “It’s a real privilege to work with Ralph. He brings his highest caliber professionalism to every production. Not only is he a gifted communicator but he understands the legal profession and its challenges deeply.”

Law Technology Now will be released twice monthly and features influential experts who are helping to reshape the legal landscape. Three episodes featuring Ralph Baxter are currently available: 

The next upcoming episode will feature guest Judy Perry Martinez of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn and the current president of the American Bar Association. For more information about Ralph Baxter and Law Technology Now, visit Legal Talk Network and You can also subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, other podcast apps, or download the Legal Talk Network app.


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After receiving his J.D. and MBA, Laurence Colletti went into solo practice with emphasis in general business and commercial real estate. He has always carried a strong passion for web-based media with a particular interest in podcasting and video. Laurence leverages his legal background against that passion to help bring sophisticated, relevant content to Legal Talk Network podcasts. You can follow Laurence on Twitter at @LaurenceEsq.