Press Release | ILTA Celebrates Outstanding Achievements with 2024 Distinguished Peer Awards

By ILTA News posted 27 days ago

(Chicago, IL) May 1, 2024 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) proudly announces the recipients of the 2024 Distinguished Peer Awards
On Tuesday, 30 April, ILTA honored the nominees of the 2024 Distinguished Peer Awards in Charlotte, NC at the Sheraton / Le Meridian in a formal dinner and live simulcast. 
“The DPA awards ceremony was a great way to end April Volunteer month,” expressed Joy Heath Rush, CEO of ILTA. “Our volunteers are our life blood, they are our thought leaders, our innovators, our problem solvers, and our visionaries.”
ILTA launched the Distinguished Peer Award programing in 2010, honoring those the achievements of those who leverage the strategic advantages of technology in the legal profession.
This year’s winners are as follows: 
Young Professionals to Watch List (10 honorees): 
  • Stephanie Goutos, Practice Innovation Attorney - Gunderson Dettmer
  • Anusia Gillespie, Chief Strategy Officer - SkillBurst Interactive
  • Allison Kennedy, Senior IS Project Manager - Cooley, LLP
  • Lauren Doucette, Senior Project Manager - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • Ali Ofstad, Product Manager - NetDocuments
  • Jeff Cox, Senior Manager, Content Strategy - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Blair Cohen, Director of Client Services - Legalpeople
  • Kurt Byrne, Business Analyst - Howard Kennedy LLP
  • Kristin Kelly, Marketing Specialist - eSentire
  • Madeleine Usher, Project Manager - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Best Blog - Co-Authors - Andrew Corridore, Foley Hoag and Elizabeth Adkins, Davis Wright Tremaine
Best Member Article - Priti Saraswat, Legal Tech Consulting Manager - Baker & Hostetler LLP
Best BP Article - Abhijat Saraswat - Chief Revenue Officer - Lupl
Innovative Leader – Al Hounsell, Director of Strategic Innovation & Legal Design - Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Innovative Leader – BP - Ted Theodoropoulos, CEO - Infodash
Solution Provider of the Year - Thomson Reuters
Lifetime Achievement Award – David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel and Legal Education Director – Relativity
Transformative Project – BakerHostetler
Trailblazer Award – Paul Hastings — Passthrough and Sente
ILTA thanks all our Judges, staff, volunteers, and nominees for their work, contributions, and submissions for the 2024 Distinguished Peer Awards.  
The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) serves the professional needs of more than 25,000 international legal technology professionals and their organizations. 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.  
Dawn Hudgins – Sr. VP of Service Delivery  
International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)