ILTA last night unveiled the winners of its 2018 ILTA Distinguished Peer Awards and for the second year running named iManage as its most innovative solutions provider of the year. Here are the winners and the criteria for their selection.

See the photo at the bottom for all of the finalists. Excuse the formatting issues, we’re on the case.

INNOVATIVE IT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

For championing projects or initiatives that have demonstrated the use of technology in efforts to enhance the practice of law or improve the productivity of attorneys in their organization.

Shawn Curran
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

 

 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

For using knowledge management resources to help her organization share knowledge effectively, deliver excellent service to clients and achieve its business goals.

Meredith L. Williams-Range
Shearman & Sterling

 

 LEADERSHIP AWARD

For leading transformational and innovative change, collaborating with other leaders and cultivating new leaders within her organization.

Kate Cain
Sidley Austin LLP

 

 LITIGATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

For providing value to his organization in managing or administering any or all of the following: electronic discovery and forensics; case or matter management; practice support tools, products and services; litigation (including regulatory or investigative) support tools, products and services.

David Hasman
Bricker & Eckler LLP

 

 SECURITY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

For champione security projects or initiatives that have demonstrated the use of innovative technology and processes in efforts to improve the security posture for the legal community or/for their member organization.

William Kyrouz
Ropes & Gray

 

 TECHNOLOGY TRAINING OR SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

This individual has demonstrated superior service in providing attorney and staff support in roles that require specific technical proficiencies focused on training and support, or any role that creates high touch-points for the actual implementation and support of the technology within their organization.

Jennifer Zanieski
Troutman Sanders LLP

 

 YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

This individual is 35 years of age or younger, demonstrates exceptional performance and leadership, and is a role model for others within their organization.

Shengshi Zhao
Clayton Utz

On LinkedIn Shengshi said: “Very honoured to receive the ILTA award for the Young Professional of the Year 2018. Thank you everyone for being so supportive. Thank you [Clayton Utz partner] Paul Fontanot for this ILTA trip.”

 

 INNOVATIVE CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR

This ILTA consultant or consulting company has had outstanding achievements in the provision of technology services in the legal environment.

OnGuard Consulting Team
Traveling Coaches

 

THOUGHT LEADER OF THE YEAR

This individual maximizes the value of technology in support of the legal profession, provides quality educational opportunities for ILTA members and ongoing learning to help navigate through change.

Arup Das

Alphaserve Technologies

 

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Demonstrating the greatest foresight in the development of an innovative technology or process for the legal environments.

 

 

iManage

 On LinkedIn Geoff Hornsby thanked staff for their hard work and clients “for helping us focus on delivering the future.”

We haven’t been sent an official list yet so if we’ve missed you off get in touch and we’ll update this list.

Here are the finalists of the peer awards: