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FT Innovative Lawyers Awards event for North America, 3 December 2014 Events 22 Jul 2014
We are delighted to announce that we will be holding the first FT Innovative Lawyers Awards event for North America on December 3, 2014 at the New York Public Library.
The FT Innovative Lawyers Reports have been published in Europe since 2006 and in the US since 2010. For the past four years, the reports have recognized market leaders and changers in both the practice and business of law in the US. This year, the top performer in each of the private practice and in-house categories of the report will receive an FT Innovative Lawyers Award.
This year brings another important change: We have expanded FT Innovative Lawyers to cover the whole of North America, inviting firms and in-house lawyers from the USA, Canada and Mexico to submit.
The submissions deadline for the report and associated awards is Friday, August 1 2014. Full submission guidelines and a few details about last year’s innovative legal teams can be found here.
If you don’t have time to make a submission, you are also welcome to nominate a client, peer, colleague or your own team, by return email to FTresearch@rsgconsulting.com with company, contact name and contact details for the general counsel or team you would like to nominate along with a brief (or full) reason for the nomination.
The Awards event will be held at a black-tie dinner in New York. Shortlisted firms will be notified in October 2014. This is the first for the region, but it follows the success of the FT Innovative Lawyers awards in Europe, held in London since 2007, and the first FT Innovative Lawyers Awards for Asia-Pacific, held in Hong Kong in June 2014.
The awards will follow the categories of the FT Innovative Lawyers North America report. In addition, we will recognize law firms in specific sectors and practice areas where we received particularly strong submissions. The awards presented on the night will include:
- Innovation in Corporate Law
- Innovation in Finance Law
- Innovation in Dispute Resolution
- Innovation in Corporate Strategy
- Innovation in Social Responsibility
- Most Innovative In-House Legal Team
- Most Innovative General Counsel
- Most Innovative Law Firm in Canada
- Most Innovative Law Firm in Mexico
- Most Innovative Law Firm
- Most Innovative Lawyer
Please get in touch with any member of the RSG Consulting team if you have any questions about the process.