The ILTA 2019 Distinguished Peer Awards Finalists are out

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has announced its 2019 Distinguished Peer Awards finalists, with double entries for Gina Buser from Traveling Coaches, Gabriela Isturiz from Bellefield (pictured right) and Flyn Flesher from Ogletree Deakins. Also congratulations to Andrew Powell from Macfarlanes – the only UK law firm finalist. Here are the finalists in full.


Lifetime achievement award:
Gina Buser (pictured top right) – CEO and Founder, Traveling Coaches
Donna Payne (pictured bottom left) – CEO, PayneGroup
Alvin Tedjamulia (pictured below right) – Chief Technology Officer, NetDocuments

Thought leader of the year award:
Andrew Baker – Senior Director, HBR
Gabriela Isturiz – CEO and Founder, Bellefield (pictured top left)
Katherine Lowry – Director of Practice Services, Baker Hostetler
David A. Rueff Jr. – Chief Client Solutions Officer, Baker Donelson
Leadership Award (recognises “outstanding technology achievement by an individual from an ILTA member organisation):
Karyl Davis – Sr. Manager of Internal Communications, Troutman Sanders
Patrick Dundas – Knowledge Management Special Counsel, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Andrew Powell – CIO, Macfarlanes
Business partner of the year award:
Gabriela Isturiz (pictured to the left of the top right photo) – CEO and Founder, Bellefield
Noah Waisberg – CEO and Co-Founder, Kira Systems
Gina Buser – CEO and Founder, Traveling Coaches
Transformation project of the year award:
Berys Amor – Director of Technology, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Flyn Flesher – Knowledge Management Counsel Supervisor, Ogletree Deakins
George Kaytor – Director, Practice Services, Seyfarth Shaw
Transformation project of the year award (for organisations of less than 100 attorneys) – we can only see one listed, so presumably he’s won:
Justin Hectus, CIO/CSO, Keesal Young & Logan
The Young Professionals to Watch Award:
Al Hounsell, Senior Knowledge Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Amy Monaghan, Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie
Basha Rubin, CEO, Priori Legal
Brent Duane Goff, Director of IT Operations, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Brownie Arthur Davis, Senior Manager, Software and Applications Development, Fish & Richardson
Charles William Delany, Strategist, NEXLP
Dan Hauck, VP, Product & User Experience, NetDocuments
Danette Shaifer, Director of Learning and Development, Greenberg Traurig
Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner, Head of Finance, ILTA
Flyn Lee Flesher, Knowledge Management Counsel Supervisor, Ogletree Deakins
Jasmin Chua, Workflow Developer/Analyst, Hall & Wilcox
Jennifer Roberts, Manager Strategic Research, IntApp
Mercedes Brown, UK Community Engagement Manager, ILTA
Michael J S Moran, Knowledge Management Attorney, Shearman & Sterling
Nicole Martinez, Program Manager, Education and Content, ILTA
Olivia Martinez, Consultant, Source Consulting Group
Rachelle (Rachel) Shields Williams, Senior Manager, Experience Management, Sidley Austin LLP
Sarat Muddu, Director, Information Security, Kelley Drye
Serena G. Granger, Knowledge Management Attorney, Paul Hastings
Stephanie Clerkin, Director of Litigation Support, Korein Tillery
Congratulations to all. Keep your eyes peeled for Litera’s Changing Lawyer Awards 2019 finalists – we’re judging the submissions at the moment and the list will be out shortly, with the winners announced at ILTA.