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Recognizing ILTA Peers

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.
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Individual Awards

These awards focus on individuals who work at ILTA member law firms or law departments, or at business partners, and who demonstrate exceptional accomplishments and leadership within their organizations.

Legal Organization Awards

These awards focus on legal organizations and recognize team excellence at ILTA member law firms and law departments.

Business Partner Awards

These awards focus on business partners and recognize superior achievements in innovation by ILTA business partners and consultants.

Recognition Lists

These recognition lists focus on identifying groups of individuals, legal organizations, and business partners who inspire others, have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments to-date and, critically, show great promise for the future.

Individual Awards

These awards focus on individuals who work at ILTA member law firms or law departments, or at business partners, and who demonstrate exceptional accomplishments and leadership within their organizations.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is intended to recognize a career exemplifying the most impactful achievements and the highest standards of personal conduct. The recipient of this award should have achieved a record of contributions to the legal sector that far exceeds expectations and provides a model and inspiration for participation and involvement by others. Such a record will be demonstrated over an extended period of time in a number of different positions or capacities. The Lifetime Achievement Award is a record of achievement that demonstrates an individual’s capacity for vision, innovation, collaboration, and motivation of others.

CRITERIA:

  • Outstanding accomplishments in legal tech over an extended period (20 + years)
  • A career dedicated to fairness and equality
  • A model for others
  • Evidence of volunteerism and giving back
  • Recognition as a standard-setter in the community

The Innovative Leader of the Year Award is intended to recognize an outstanding achievement by an individual maximizing the value of an innovative technology in support of legal professionals.

CRITERIA:

  • Innovative and creative approaches that contribute to the legal profession
  • Outstanding achievement maximizing the value of innovative technology
  • Proactively planning and successfully implementing an innovative idea
  • Open-minded and motivated leader

The ILTA Contributor of the Year Award is intended to recognize a volunteer and professional from within the ILTA community who has given their time and energy to ILTA endeavours and demonstrated a significant and positive impact on both ILTA and the advancement of legal technology in general.

CRITERIA:

  • Significant contributions to ILTA including taking initiative in achieving ILTA’s goals and extending skills and abilities to the ILTA community
  • Extensive professional accomplishments in the legal tech space
  • Inspires others to volunteer
  • Reflects ILTA’s core values
  • Has offered thought-provoking insights within the community

Legal Organization Awards

These awards focus on legal organizations and recognize team excellence at ILTA member law firms and law departments.

The Transformative Project of the Year Award is intended to recognize ILTA member organizations for their achievement in planning and successfully implementing a transformative project.

CRITERIA:

  • A project that brings about systematic change
  • A record of the planning and successful implementation of the project
  • A model for re-engineering in the legal industry

The Innovator of the Year Award is intended to recognize an outstanding achievement by a law firm or legal department in maximizing the value of an innovative technology in support of legal professionals.

CRITERIA:

  • Innovative and creative approaches that contribute to the legal profession
  • Proactively planning and successfully implementing innovative ideas across the board
  • Development of innovative thinking and encouragement of people to embrace innovation
  • An open-minded and motivated organization, dedicated to contributing to ILTA’s core values

Business Partner Awards

These awards focus on business partners and recognize superior achievements in innovation by ILTA business partners and consultants.

The Solution Provider of the Year Award is intended to recognize an individual Business Partner or a Business Partner company for outstanding achievements and exceptional advancement of a software or technology solution.

CRITERIA:

  • Has developed a software or technology solution with applicability in the legal tech space
  • Demonstrates successful adoption of the solution within law firms/legal departments
  • Culture of continued innovation and adaptation to needs of clients
  • Great customer service

The Consultant of the Year Award is intended to recognize a consultant or consulting company that has had outstanding achievements in the provision of technology services within the legal environment. The awardee can be an individual Business Partner, or a Business Partner company partnered with a firm to help maximize their technological software/hardware investment and successfully meet their business needs.

CRITERIA:

  • Trusted consultant within the legal tech space
  • Demonstrated commitment to the use of technology to solve problems within the legal community
  • Great customer service

Recognition List

These recognition lists focus on identifying groups of individuals, legal organizations, and business partners who inspire others, have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments to-date and, critically, show great promise for the future.

The Young Professionals to Watch Award is intended to recognize rising young professionals (under 40) in the legal technology industry, including members, ILTA staff, press, partners, and academics. The application questions are intended to demonstrate the candidate’s achievements, professionalism, and leadership in the legal technology space. Moreover, it recognizes how the individual extended their skills to the legal community and reflected ILTA’s core values.

Judith Flournoy
Chief Information Officer
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Alvin Tedjamulia
Chief Technology Officer
NetDocuments

Ray Zwiefelhofer
Vice President
Worldox

Nicola Shaver
Managing Director, Innovation and Knowledge
Paul Hastings LLP

Katie DeBord
Chief Innovation Officer
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

David Greetham
Vice President of eDiscovery
Ricoh USA, Inc.

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

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

Eversheds Sutherland

Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Hastings LLP

Foundation Software Group

eBrevia

Kira

Jim Priz
iManage

Olenick Professional Services Team
(Scott Christensen, TJ Johnson,​ Bill Mertes, and Ben Tyler)

Kenny Leckie
Traveling Coaches

Our Young Professionals to Watch Awardees for 2020 Are:

Mark Agin
Senior Manager – Global New Business Intake and Information Management
Shearman & Sterling

Adrian Agius
Legal Technologist
Gilbert & Tobin

Andrew Corridore
Information Governance Compliance Specialist
Proskauer Rose LLP

Bárbara Gondim da Rocha
Head of Knowledge Management and Innovation
Rocha, Marinho E Sales Advogados

Sarb Hovsepian
Director
FTI Consulting

Devin Jaundoo
Systems Architect
Lenczner Slaght

Elizabeth Kittner
VP of Finance and HR
International Legal Technology Association

Vlad Kolonskyi
e-Discovery Information Analyst
Cassels

Christian Lang
Head of Strategy
Reynen Court

Michelle Lundberg
Product Marketing Manager
NetDocuments

Andy McDonnell
Legal Solution Architect
McCann FitzGerald

Amy Monaghan
Senior Practice Innovations Manager
Perkins Coie

Xavier Paredes
Senior Business Analyst
Paul Hastings LLP

Maximilian Paterson
Senior Director of Client Success
Neota Logic

Lee Rodger
Solution Architect
Horwich Farrelly

Kristi Smith
Senior Manager of Expert Systems
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Julie Wang
Application Consultant
Source Consulting Group LLC

Samuel Whitman
Global KM Manager
Mayer Brown LLP

Jennifer Tudor Wright
Attorney
Barnes & Thornburg

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Prepare for the 2020 ILTA Peer Awards

We believe that honoring the achievements of our members can be a bright spot during a time of unprecedented change and systemic shifts. The ILTA Peer Awards give us a moment to pause and show our appreciation for the exceptional work being done across the community, from steadily rolling out a mission critical project in midst of a crisis, to innovating new systems and processes to match the demands of the moment, to supporting the wider community with technology and expertise.

The ILTA Peer Awards applications open May 14th, 2020. The submission deadline is June 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST, so don’t delay! Extensions will not be granted.

Large firm, small, corporate, government, business partner - the chance for recognition by winning an ILTA Peer award acknowledges extraordinary achievement in the legal technology industry. Self-nominations are encouraged, or you can nominate someone else. You can’t win if you don’t apply.

Self-nominations are encouraged, or you can nominate someone else. Take a moment to browse through the categories now and think about who you know that deserves to be recognized.

Those who won an award last year (2019) are not eligible to be nominated/apply for the same award category in 2020. However, 2019 winners are free to be nominated/apply for other categories.

The form to nominate a person or organization is short and easy to complete. Submissions close June 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST. Please take the application deadline into account when submitting a nomination

Once nominations are submitted, you will be asked to complete an application. This will help the judges select a group of finalists. The application was updated for 2020 so even if you’ve applied for awards, there are new opportunities this year.

We are pleased to announce and congratulate the recipients of ILTA's 2019 Distinguished Peer Awards.