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Legal Operations 101


Speaker(s): Kathleen A. Orr, Vedika Mehera
Recorded on: Mar. 11, 2020
PLI Program #: 296703

Kate Orr is Senior Innovation Counsel for Orrick.

Orrick has been named by the Financial Times as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America from 2016-2018 and runner-up in 2019. Kate is key member of Orrick’s innovation team. She works closely with clients and attorneys to implement novel products, streamlined processes, and technology solutions, all with an eye for higher quality and more efficient service.

Kate also leads CaseStream, Orrick's homegrown case management system, which streamlines the day-to-day management of litigation and transactions. The Financial Times recognized CaseStream as the #1 most innovative New Product and Service in 2017.

Kate represented commercial clients in complex trial and appellate 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.


Vedika Mehera is Orrick's Innovation Advisor.

Vedika has devoted her career to improving the delivery of legal services. She is trained and skilled in legal operations and technology and applies Six Sigma principles to each project. She uses her legal background to understand the business of law, and her technical and process skills to enhance client value. Working closely with clients and matter teams, Vedika's engagements range from consulting on quick-wins using low fidelity solutions, to in-depth and ongoing collaboration with multiple stakeholders and tools across the firm, to solve complex challenges.

Vedika also works closely with the firm's IT department to assist in researching and advising on technologies for firm-wide adoption that increase the productivity, quality, and efficiency of service delivery.