In the inaugural PLI Lecture, two lawyers in contrasting new legal roles describe how they went from traditional Corporate and Real Estate Law careers to carving out unique positions in legal technology and social impact investment.
Rebecca Perlman will explain how her work at Herbert Smith Freehills first led her to a secondment to the Government of Sierra Leone, where she advised on Foreign Direct Investment in the wake of Ebola, and ultimately to her role as the first full time pro-bono solicitor at HSF. She will discuss her pioneering work advising social impact start ups, developing country governments and not-for-profits, and the value such work can bring to a major law firm like HSF, which recently launched its global social impact investment practice servicing both pro bono and fee-paying clients.
Sam Spivack will describe his journey from working as a lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner to a global role at leading Artificial Intelligence company, Kira Systems, and how Kira offers a radical new way for firms to achieve efficiency through machine learning.
The event will be followed by a networking reception