FT Innovative Lawyers North America 2014


FT Innovative Lawyers North America 2014

The 2014 FT Innovative Lawyers North America Awards Program saw the addition of Canada and Mexico to this year's program, reflecting the important role these economies play in global business. This year saw greater engagement than ever before with a record 448 submissions and nominations from more than 127 of the leading firms and in-house teams across North America. The winners and nominees for this year were recognized during an awards dinner held Dec. 3, 2014 at the New York Public Library.

Pictured is Jonathan Brayne, partner at Kirkland & Ellis, on stage with Michael Skapinker (left), Assistant Editor at the Financial Times, and Bob Gogel (right), CEO at Integreon, to accept the FT award for Most Innovative Law Firm in North America.


FT Innovative Lawyers 2014 North America Report

The FT Innovative Lawyers Report for North America is based on a rigorous research process that includes expert analysis, market surveys and hundreds of interviews with legal professionals. It presents a unique analysis of the legal industry and is the only ranking of lawyers by innovation.

Integreon is proud to sponsor the FT Innovative Lawyers Program across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific in association with the FT and its research partner, RSG Consulting.

FT Innovative Lawyers 2014 North America Rankings

  • Most Innovative Law Firm in North America – Kirkland & Ellis
  • Most Innovative In-House Legal Team – Microsoft
  • Special Achievement Award – Robert Dell, Latham & Watkins
  • Legal Innovator of the Year – Roberta Kaplan (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison)
  • Most Innovative General Counsel – Geoff Brigham (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Outstanding Innovation in Canada – McCarthy Tétrault
  • Outstanding Innovation in Mexico – Nader, Hayaux y Goebel
  • Innovation in Corporate Law – Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • Innovation in Finance Law – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Innovation in Litigation – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Innovation in the Business of Law – Seyfarth Shaw
  • Innovation in a Pro Bono Case – Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
  • Innovation in a Social Responsibility Project – Reed Smith
See the full 2014 North American Rankings

Photos from FTIL 2014 North American Awards Ceremony

Integreon CEO Bob Gogel speaking about the Future of Law. Read his speech here.

Michael Skapinker of FT (left), David Koschik of White & Case (right), and Reena Sengupta of RSG (far right) together with Erich Anderson of Microsoft (C) who accepted the award for "Most Innovative In-House Legal Team"

Michael Skapinker of FT (left) and Reena Sengupta of RSG (right) together with Andrew Baker of Seyfarth Shaw (C) who accepted the award for "Innovation in Business of Law"

View more photos of winners from the 2014 FTIL Awards Ceremony in New York

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FTIL 2014 Insights

For more insights from the 2014 FT North America Innovative Lawyers program, read the Financial Times Special Report Coverage.

FTIL Research Methodology

The FT and its research partner RSG Consulting have devised a unique system to rank lawyers on innovation. Read about the methodology here.

Learn More

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