Take a look at an NYC office that calls itself the 'future of law,' where sharks hang from ceilings and meetings are held on repurposed bleachers
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- Axiom, an alternative legal services provider that calls itself the "future of law" for its innovative approach, is headquartered in New York City.
- The office has bright orange furniture, open floor plans, glass walls, and playful "shark" decorations to add to its inclusive company culture.
- Here's Business Insider's exclusive look inside Axiom's headquarters.
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One of the most innovative law offices in the country looks a lot like a Silicon Valley tech startup.
Axiom, a New York-based legal-services providers, differs from other law companies by integrating technology and data into the legal aid they provide for their clients.
This is no accident: CEO Elena Donio is a former tech hot-shot. Donio's 20-year tech experience includes working as an executive at Concur and sitting on the boards of PayScale and Twilio.
But Axiom doesn't just operate similar to a tech company - it looks like one, too. Much like Apple or Google's open offices, Axiom has done away with the cubicles found in traditional law firms.
"Legal has long prided itself in being all about judgment, all about risk avoidance," Donio told Business Insider. "And so, disrupting in that space has been a long and rewarding journey. I feel like we're at this really interesting moment where everything from the gig economy to the future of work is matching up with this dissatisfaction on the law department."
Here's an inside look at the alternative law office that calls itself "the future of law."