jamie ervinJaime Ervin helps our firm navigate the legal complexities that come with practicing design on a global scale. Learn about her passion for law and her role at CannonDesign.

What led you to pursue a career in law?

I wanted to be a lawyer from the time I was a teenager. Law, at its heart, is a helping profession, and I have always had a passion for logic and advocacy. I believed that through a legal career, I could make positive contributions to my community, and I think I accomplish that at CannonDesign.

How long have you worked at CannonDesign?

A little over three years.

What is your role?

My role is unique in that I get to work with CannonDesigners across the entire firm in every different market. I develop, review, and negotiate contracts, as well as provide any needed legal support throughout the life of a CannonDesign project. I think what I love most about my role is that I have the opportunity to support some of the most innovative and creative professionals in our industry and interact with project teams on a daily basis.

Describe an average work day.

I don’t know that there is an average day in the legal department! Part of the fun of working with so many talented and creative CannonDesigners is that every day is different. One day I could be supporting our internal teams, whether it be through reviewing contracts or helping a team through a legal issue. The next I could be interfacing with a client to help define our responsibilities and achieve fair solutions to issues. It’s a challenge because each project and client is different, but I think that’s what makes CannonDesign a great place to work – there is a spirit of innovation and creativity here that is incredibly inspiring.

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