Press Release | The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the 10th Annual ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award Winners

By ILTA News posted 08-22-2019 19:05


(Chicago, IL) August 22, 2019 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has announced the 10th Annual ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award winners. These awards were announced throughout the week during ILTACON 2019 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

ILTA's Distinguished Peer Awards program recognizes ILTA peers who have delivered great business value and transformational impact through their innovations and implementations or have been champions in specific areas of focus for their organizations.

“The individuals, projects, organizations, and business partners who have been selected by their peers this year are outstanding,” says Joy Heath Rush, ILTA CEO. “They are the innovators, the ones we look up to, the ones who are setting the trends, and standards in the legal technology community.” 

There are six award categories, recognizing a wide range of accomplishments throughout the year.

Business Partner of the Year - Traveling Coaches, @Gina Buser, CEO

Leadership Award - @Andrew PowellCIO, Macfarlanes

Lifetime Achievement Award - @Donna PayneCEO, PayneGroup

Thought Leader of the Year - @Katherine LowryDirector of Practice Services, Baker Hostetler

Transformation Project of the Year (Organizations of Any Size) - Ogletree Deakins, @Flyn Flesher, Knowledge Management Counsel Supervisor

Transformation Project of the Year (Organizations of 100 Attorneys or Less) - Keesal Young & Logan, @Justin Hectus, CIO/CSO

Young Professionals to Watch


  • @Al Hounsell, Senior Knowledge Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • @Amy Monaghan, Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie
  • Basha Rubin, CEO, Priori Legal
  • @Brent Goff, Director of IT Operations, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • @Brownie Davis, Senior Manager, Software and Applications Development, Fish & Richardson
  • @Chip Delany, Strategist, NEXLP
  • @Dan Hauck, VP, Product & User Experience, NetDocuments
  • @Danette Shaifer, Director of Learning and Development, Greenberg Traurig
  • @Elizabeth Kittner, Head of Finance, ILTA
  • Flyn Lee Flesher, Knowledge Management Counsel Supervisor, Ogletree Deakins

To learn more about the ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award winners click here. To learn more about the awards program click here.


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