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FT Innovative Lawyers Awards North America

New York |
Speakers include:
Reena SenGupta

Reena SenGupta

RSG Consulting

Barney Thompson

Barney Thompson

Financial Times

Overview

Now in its ninth year of publication and covering the US, Canada, and Mexico, the FT North America Innovative Lawyers Report has become one of the top legal rankings in the region.

The FT Innovative Lawyers Report and Awards represent a unique analysis of the legal industry, assessing lawyers on their innovation both for clients and in their own businesses. We base both the report and awards on thorough research and robust journalism.

We will celebrate the standout legal innovations of 2018 at an awards ceremony in New York on 10 December.

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AWARDS PRESENTERS (2)

Reena SenGupta

Reena SenGupta

Chief Executive Officer
RSG Consulting

Reena SenGupta founded RSG Consulting in 2001 to provide research and consultancy to law firms and in-house counsel. With nearly 30 years’ experience of business and the City, she is known as one of the leading analysts of the legal profession. As editor and publishing director of Chambers & Partners Publishing in the mid-nineties, she devised the research methodology behind the Chambers’ guides to the legal profession and launched the first Chambers Student and Chambers Global guides. In 2005, Ms SenGupta came up with the idea of ranking lawyers on innovation, which has become the FT Innovative Lawyers reports and awards. She is a long-time contributor to the Financial Times and helped to establish the paper’s Law & Business page in 2001.

Ms SenGupta has experience of both big and small businesses and spent the early nineties working in investment banking in London and rescuing a family-owned graphic design business out of recession. A journalist, entrepreneur and now senior consultant, Ms SenGupta is responsible for coming up with the ideas for a number of ground-breaking projects for both clients and RSG Consulting. Among these are the RSG India Report and the Innovative GC Club. She is a regular public speaker on innovation and the legal profession, is a graduate of the Meyler Campbell Elements coaching programme and an Asian Woman of Achievement.

Barney Thompson

Barney Thompson

Legal Correspondent
Financial Times

Barney Thompson has been the FT’s Legal Correspondent since 2017, covering white collar crime, fraud and political scandal. He was previously Deputy Editor of UK News, and prior to that was News Editor on the World Desk. He joined the FT in 2012 from The Times, where he was Foreign News Editor. He holds a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.

Agenda - 10th Dec

  • 6:45pm
    Guest Arrival, Registration and Networking Champagne Reception
  • 7:30pm
    Welcome Remarks & Dinner
  • 9:00pm
    FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Ceremony

    Presented by

    Reena SenGupta, CEO, RSG Consulting

    Barney Thompson, Legal Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:00pm
    Close

2018 Shortlist

7-Eleven
Accenture
ACLU
ADAP Capital
Akerman
Arnold & Porter
Avanade
Avis
Baker McKenzie
Ballard Spahr
Blake, Cassels & Graydon
BOMA Investments
Borden Ladner Gervais
Bracewell
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Citibanamex
Counter Tax Lawyers
Covington & Burling
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez
Crowell & Moring
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Davis Polk
Dechert
Dentons
Deutsche Bank
Discover Financial Services
DLA Piper
DXC Technology
Eastman
eBay
Fenwick & West
Flex
General Motors
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Goodmans
Goodwin Procter
Gowling WLG
Hogan Lovells
Holland & Knight
Honeywell
HPE
Huntington Ingalls Industries
JP Morgan Chase
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell
Kirkland & Ellis
Lambda Legal
Latham & Watkins
LawWithoutWalls
Life Time
Linklaters
LyondellBasell Industries
Mayer Brown
McCarthy Tétrault
McGuireWoods
Microsoft
Mondelez International
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Morrison & Foerster
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
Oracle
Orrick
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
Paul Hastings
Paul, Weiss
PayPal
Pearson
Perkins Coie
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Proskauer
QBE North America
Reed Smith
Resolver
Revenu Québec
Ropes & Gray
Sempra Energy
Seyfarth Shaw
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin
Siemens Canada
Spotify
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Stikeman Elliott
Sullivan & Cromwell
Tenneco
The Centre for Justice & Accountability
The Pennsylvania Public Interest Law Center
Torys
Uber Canada
Unilever
Walmart
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Westinghouse Electric Company
White & Case
WilmerHale
Womble Bond Dickinson

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Venue

Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway
New York 10018

United States of America

Tel: +1 212-244-4300

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2017 photos

To view photos from the 2017 event please click here

Lawyers US

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FAQ

The FT Innovative Lawyers Awards ceremony will take place on Monday 10 December 2018.

Further details can be found below.

Venue and Accommodation

The Awards dinner will take place at the Gotham Hall, New York. For venue information, please click here.

We have put together a unique HotelMap that shows hotel deals at nearby hotels to the Gotham Hall. To view options and to book, please click here.

Tables

Tables are for 10, 11 or 12 guests. Bookings of fewer than 10 tickets will be accommodated together on shared tables. Tables are allocated on a strict first-come, first-served basis. 

Ticket bookings

Click here to register your place

Tickets

Tickets will be emailed to the main ticket booker one week before the event. It will be the ticket booker's responsibility to forward these to their guests. Please note: You do not need a printed ticket to gain entry to the awards so if you have an problems distributing tickets to your guests, this will not be an issue. 

Awards Guest Names / Dietary Requirements

Main ticket bookers should input their guest details and dietary requirements by using their username and password to log onto the event website. Please input guest details online by Wednesday 28 November. We regret that we cannot guarantee being able to cater for special dietary requirements after this date and we require all guests' names in advance.

Who Attends?

Up to 550 global legal professionals will attend this year.

Evening Programme 

6:45pm: Guest arrival, registration and networking champagne reception
7:30pm: Welcome Remarks & Dinner
9:00pm: FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Ceremony
11:00pm: Close
Note that timings are approximate and are subject to change. 

Shortlisted & Winners Logos

Shortlisted (prior to the awards) and Winners (post awards) logos will be shared with the relevant companies in due course. Please get in touch with Ciaran via: ciaran.mcmanus@ft.com or +44(0)207 7756 229 to request a logo.

Dress Code

Black tie

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs taken on the night will be available to view and download from our website two days after the event. 

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Accommodation

We have put together a unique HotelMap that shows deals at nearby hotels to Gotham Hall. To view options and to book, please click here.

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Presented By (1)

Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers.

Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.

RESEARCH PARTNER (1)

RSG Consulting is a research and strategy consultancy, founded in 2001. It specialises in working for professional service firms, with a special focus on ranking and assessing lawyers that dates back to the early 90s. RSG carries out commissioned and independent research on topics that include innovation, the development and future of the profession and emerging legal markets. It helps law firms and legal departments differentiate themselves, through innovation, brand or strategy projects. It came up with the idea behind the FT Innovative Lawyers programme and is the FT’s research partner on the reports and awards globally. All research is conducted by senior consultants, who are also regular public speakers at partners’ conferences, to in-house legal departments, and are business coaches. RSG created and curates the Innovative GC Club, offers innovation benchmarks to both private practice and in-house legal departments, and has created a unique development programme to help lawyers tap into their creativity. RSG’s CEO Reena SenGupta was responsible for creating the ranking methodologies that underpin the Chambers & Partners guides and turning the Chambers rankings into world-class assessments of law firms in the mid-nineties.

LEAD SPONSOR (1)

Elevate is a global law company, providing consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. The company’s team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts extend and enable the resources and capabilities of customers worldwide. Elevate is the most-used law company according to the 2017 State of the Industry Survey published by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) and was ranked as a top global legal services provider by Chambers & Partners for the past four years in a row. Elevate was also ranked on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list for two years in a row, including No. 53 in 2016.

PARTNERS (5)

Successful contracts. Faster processes.
Concord is the only contract management platform that streamlines and simplifies how companies buy, sell, and manage their business by automating the last manual business process - contracts. Connect all your people, processes, and documents, and manage all contracts, at every stage, including negotiation, all in one place.

DocuSign helps organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act-on, and manage agreements. As part of our cloud-based System of Agreement Platform, DocuSign offers eSignature – the world’s #1 way to sign electronically on practically any device, from almost anywhere, at any time. Today, more than 425,000 customers and hundreds of millions of users in over 180 countries use DocuSign to accelerate the process of doing business and to simplify people’s lives.

HighQ works with leading law firms and in-house teams to transform the delivery of legal services. Our secure collaboration, project management and process automation platform empowers legal teams to drive transactional efficiencies, digitise legal services and deliver an engaging, end-to-end client experience. More than 50 percent of the top 100 global law firms and some of the largest in-house legal teams use HighQ’s platform for legal service innovation and digital transformation.

EY Riverview Law supports in-house legal departments as they tactically and strategically evolve the way they provide legal and commercial support to their internal and external customers. We help companies to build an enhanced legal operating model that allows them to allocate legal work to the right teams, in the right place, at the right time - whether the work is undertaken in-house or by external providers.

EY Riverview Law services can support your business’s goals, including centralization, compliance improvement, offloading of high-volume repetitive and standardized legal work tasks, or a better understanding and control of legal spend.

QuisLex is an award-winning legal services provider that specializes in managed document review, contract management, compliance services, legal spend management, and legal operations consulting. Our full-time highly trained attorneys, process experts, legal technologists, statisticians and linguists work closely with our clients to reduce cost, mitigate risk and maximize efficiency. QuisLex is regularly acknowledged as a leader in the legal services industry, and is proud to be recognized by the ACC as an ACC Value Champion, Chambers and Partners as a Band 1 Legal Process Outsourcing Provider, New York Law Journal as a Top Managed Document Review Services Provider, and the IACCM as its Outstanding Service Provider for contract management solutions. To learn more, visit: www.quislex.com

In-House Awards Sponsor (1)

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today's G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world's most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

Contact Us

Steph O'Sullivan
Media Partner and Press Enquiries
Financial Times
Lena Hung
Delegate Booking and Registration Enquiries
Financial Times