Four legal innovation heads compare remits challenges and priorities web

Four legal innovation heads compare remits, challenges and priorities

Four innovation leads are interviewed on their roles: Isabel Parker, chief legal innovation officer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Shilpa Bhandarkar, head of innovation, Linklaters; Wendy Butler Curtis, chief innovation officer, Orrick; and Kerry Westland, head of innovation and legal technology, Addleshaw Goddard. After describing their roles, teams, and how they fit within their respective companies, they are asked what their key priorities are. Ms Parker says getting digital solutions up and running is crucial to satisfy clients, a view echoed by Butler Curtis, while Westland cites a value-driven re-engineering of the firm’s workstreams and culture change and Bhandarkar points to her firm’s “tech ideation platform” which provides a space for sharing and linking-up ideas.

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