Overview

Ali Shahidi is the Chief Innovation & Client Solutions Officer at Sheppard Mullin. Ali is a Microelectronics Engineer by education and has twenty years of experience in the legal industry and oversees the firm's knowledge, technology, legal operations and innovation initiatives.

Ali and the Innovation & Client Solutions team collaborate with attorneys and clients to develop practical solutions to facilitate the delivery of legal services. Under his leadership, knowledge managers, business analysts and data scientists use advanced technologies such as process automation, data analytics and machine learning to enhance legal service offerings to clients and make the practice of law more efficient.

Consistent with Sheppard Mullin’s focus on social justice and diversity, Ali has been active as a mentor and volunteer through non-profits and professional organizations, including Fulfilment Fund and Public Counsel. He has served as board member and advisor to technology start-ups, legal solution providers, law schools and industry associations. In 2019, Ali was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus by Rochester Institute of Technology for his contributions to the legal profession and community service.

"I am passionate about equality and diversity. My latest project is focused on addressing pay equity and income equality issues. We use data science to help clients analyze, predict and prevent future pay gaps across protected classes, including race and gender."

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