Adam Orr – Bioinformatics Engineer at Illumina
Orr believes that the narratives surrounding Creation, Fall and Flood are accurate depictions of real transactions that took place.
He offers an interesting viewpoint of chapters two through eleven of Genesis as not historical accounts but more like stories that take the form of folktales and legends.
Early Life and Education
Adam Orr was born and raised in Texarkana, Arkansas. He attended Los Alamos High School until graduating in 2003 with his older brother Ronnie as their shared role model and is known to enjoy cars as hobbies.
Adam was renowned for his shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 16 points per game as an upperclassman while making over 60 three-pointers in that time period.
Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of New Mexico and a master’s in technical writing from the University of Massachusetts. Additionally, he earned his law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law – Illinois Institute of Technology where he was featured as editor for their Journal of Environmental & Energy Law as well as member of their Diversity Enhancement Program for Environment Energy Resources Section of American Bar Association (ABA).
Adam Orr has been employed with Illumina since 607 days and has held several different jobs within this time span. Throughout this journey he has worked at one company and three separate jobs.
Orr is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from that institution. Additionally, Orr holds a master’s in technical writing.
His professional career spans government, law and technology sectors. Currently he serves as Division Chief for Public Safety Communication Division at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he oversees a program to accelerate adoption of critical public safety communication standards and technologies.
Orr is also a partner and Head of Management Advisory at Baker McKenzie. He advises clients on pan-European and international private equity and M&A transactions.
Achievement and Honors
As law clerk and assistant counsel at the Department of Energy (DOE), Orr was instrumental in helping negotiate and resolve complex environmental and contract disputes as well as defend DOE facilities in federal court litigation proceedings.
Durant nominated Orr for the American Bar Association’s 2020 Top 40 Young Lawyers Award and wrote in her nomination letter: “Hall is quickly building an excellent reputation as an attorney. Congratulations, Orr!”
Orr graduated from Los Alamos High School’s Class of 2003 and went on to receive both his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico as well as law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 2008. Since 2008 he has worked at U.S. Navy headquarters in Arlington Virginia as assistant counsel, where his legal practice encompasses federal contracts, financial assistance agreements as well as civilian personnel matters.
Orr is best known for his academic contributions as well as his contributions to psychiatry in general. In the 1940s he helped found Seattle’s Northwest Clinic of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as Blakeley Psychiatric Group.
He co-founded the Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute with Edith Buxbaum, Ph.D. (1902-1982).
Orr was also a member of both the American Psychiatric Association and Washington State Medical Society. Additionally, he served as a training analyst who was the sole member of his cohort to be honored with such status from American Psychoanalytic Association.
Orr was also known for his extensive musical career, co-founding The Cars alongside Ric Ocasek and playing on their inaugural single, “The Lace.” Following their disbandment, Orr continued working alongside Ocasek until their parting ways in 1988.
Orr has amassed a net worth of $5 Million due to his successful sports career.
After playing for Boston Bruins for 10 seasons and helping win three consecutive Stanley Cup championships, he won three Hart Trophies as the best defenseman.
During his time, he set many records. He was the first defenseman ever to score a goal upon making his NHL debut and to score three against New York.
Orr has since transitioned into hockey player representation. He currently oversees players such as Jeff Carter, Taylor Hall, Adam McQuaid, Jason Spezza, Steve Downie, Marc Staal and Cam Ward under his care.