UMSI Gender in Information Careers Series

Date: 
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Space 2435 North Quad

Designing an Inclusive Work Environment

A 3-part series on Advocacy and Awareness of Sexual Harassment in the Tech Industry culminates with a keynote address by Rochael Adranly, partner and general counsel at IDEO.

For nearly two decades, Rochael Adranly has been walking the line between the rules-based world of law and the non-rules-based world of innovation. In her role as General Counsel and Legal Design Lead at IDEO, Rochael uses human-centered design to bring fresh approaches to legal problems and processes, working alongside IDEO designers and clients to navigate the complexities and challenges faced at the intersection of innovation and the law. Rochael co-created IDEO’s legal design and innovation practice.

Rochael Adranly is a  Partner and General Counsel at the international design firm IDEO. A JD/LLM graduate of Duke Law School in Durham, North Carolina, Rochael has been representing creative and innovative individuals and organizations as well as pursuing her own creative projects for close to 20 years. She has been a lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, an adjunct professor at UC Hastings College of the Law, and recently taught "Designing Creative Legal Solutions" at Duke Law School's Winter Session.

Rochael has been featured in Modern Counsel magazine for her role as a creative counselor, walking the fine line between the rules based world of law and the non-rules based world of innovation, as well as in GC Magazine as a lawyer who "thinks like a designer." Rochael was chosen by the Financial Times as one of 20 top general counsel worldwide.

In 2015 Rochael worked closely with her IDEO colleagues to create IDEO's Legal Design + Innovation practice. Through LD+I, IDEO is bringing its human-centered design offering to clients in the broader legal industry, building on IDEO’s work in the fields of healthcare, government, professional services and education. Today IDEO is working to solve some of the most pressing challenges of the legal industry.

Sponsored by UMSI Career Development Office, UMSI Office of Professional & Community Engagement, UMSI Diversity Committee