Press Release |ILTA Announces Distinguished Peer Award Finalists

By ILTA News posted 08-04-2020 14:16

For Immediate Release: (Chicago, IL): August 4, 2020: The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) announces the finalists for the 2020 Distinguished Peer Awards program.

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.

Winners will be announced throughout ILTA>ON (August 24 – 28, 2020).

The 2020 finalists are:

Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists:

Judith Flournoy, Chief Information Officer, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Alvin Tedjamulia, Chief Technology Officer, NetDocuments

 Ray Zwiefelhofer, President, Worldox


Innovative Leader of the Year Award Finalists:

Katie DeBord, Chief Innovation Officer, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

David Greetham, Vice President of eDiscovery, Ricoh USA, Inc.

Nicola Shaver, Director of Knowledge Management, Paul Hastings LLP


ILTA Contributor of the Year:

Shannon Bales, Litigation Support Team Lead, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Julie Brown, Director of Practice Technology, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Gillian Power, Chief Information Officer, Lathrop GPM LLP


Transformative Project of the Year (please note that this year, ILTA has 4 finalists for this award):

Paul Hastings LLP, Michael Ertel, Xavier Paredes, David Chen: Keyword Relevancy Report Tool

Paul Hastings LLP, Amy Wegener, Serena Granger, Joanne Pacewicz, Glen Hoxie, Jennifer Ash, Alan Emurian: Pushing the AI Frontier

Perkins Coie, Gwyn McAlpine, Amy Monaghan: New Matter Intake and Tracking Process and Portal

WilmerHale, Miranda Perkins, Mara Goldsmith: Automated Audit Response Letters


Innovators of the Year:

Eversheds Sutherland

Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Hastings LLP

Solution Provider of the Year:


Foundation Software Group


Consultant of the Year:

Jim Priz, iManage

Olenick Professional Services Team, Olenick

Kenny Leckie, Traveling Coaches


The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) serves the professional needs of more than 24,000 international legal technology professionals and their organizations. Our core values—respect, commitment to members, sharing of information and promoting lifelong learning—drive all we do to support the peer-driven organization that is ILTA. ILTA demonstrates excellence throughout 5 main areas of our organization: Membership, Events, Business Partnerships, Marketing and Publications, and Technology/IT/Operations. Since its founding in 1980, the association’s focus is to achieve results for our membership and the legal technology profession at large. Much of the value we provide as an association occurs through the coordinated efforts with our global volunteer membership teams. 

Beth Anne Stuebe, Director of Publications and Press
International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) 
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