In a big international hire for Wavelength, Erika Concetta Pagano has left her role as both lecturer in law at the University of Miami School and Law and director of LawWithoutWalls to take on the new role of head of legal innovation and design at the UK-headquartered legal engineering firm. Pagano will lead “the development, growth and management of the legal design and innovation aspects” of Wavelength’s business.
Pagano, who will continue to teach a course on “innovation, technology, and the law” at IE University in Madrid, Spain, said, “I’m delighted to join Wavelength, home of a talented team of lawyers, data scientists, designers and legal engineers committed to bringing a fresh perspective and positive change to a wide variety of clients through the collaborative application of a wealth of diverse talent, experience, and tools.”
Drew Winlaw, Wavelength co-founder and chief legal engineer said “Erika will help drive forward our thought leadership in legal innovation and design. She will support our development, engagement with education, as well as leading on the practical delivery of innovation and design client projects with wider Wavelength legal data teams that are working on legal engineering solutions for clients.”
Wavelength CEO, Peter Lee added, “Erika has a deep understanding of the international practice of law, applying design principles to legal services and has a strong network in the sector. I’m excited about her helping us continue to build a global service line for Legal Innovation and Design.”
Wavelength was founded in 2016 by Lee and Winlaw as the first regulated firm of legal engineers. Since then the company has grown rapidly into a multidisciplinary organisation working with legal team clients around the world. Wavelength has a strong track record of redesigning legal processes to improve efficiency using design thinking, data science techniques, and third-party legal technologies to solve challenges.