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.
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
For leading transformational and innovative change, collaborating with other leaders and cultivating new leaders within her organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
Demonstrating the greatest foresight in the development of an innovative technology or process for the legal environments.
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: