In our second piece of post-ILTA news, congratulations to Donna Payne, the founder & CEO of the PayneGroup who has been recognized by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) with a 2013 Distinguished Peer Award for outstanding achievements in the category for Vendor Thought Leadership.

Says Peggy Weschler, Program Director for the International Legal Technology Association “When I think of thought leadership in the legal community, Donna Payne always comes to mind. She has helped educate us throughout the years with books on software for legal, and inspires us when speaking at numerous events. She is always on the cutting edge in innovation as evidenced by her recent focus on digital privacy. She constantly looks for ways to provide value to our community, and being recognized by her peers with this award is well deserved!”

In the past year alone, Donna Payne has conducted two multi-city roadshows coast-to-coast for ILTA members – one on digital privacy and the other on Microsoft Office 2013. She has spoken to members of Congress on the subject of metadata and accidental disclosures, as well to government, legal and security agencies worldwide.