Wendy is Orrick’s Chief Innovation Officer.
As Orrick’s Chief Innovation Officer, Wendy Butler Curtis, named the “Most Innovative Lawyer of the Year” by Financial Times in 2018, leads Orrick’s efforts to operationalize innovation through novel products, streamlined processes, technology and client consulting on tailored solutions.
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.
Wendy Curtis, Joan Holman, Samuel Whitman, and Dominic Crosby offer key takeaways from their panel discussion focused on increasing law firms’ ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology.
Wendy Butler Curtis discusses the work she and her team are doing at Orrick and the role of data driven decision making in a legal practice.
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