For the second year in a row, Everlaw Summit will be bringing together some of the most exciting members of the legal profession: innovators who are at the forefront of legal transformation, technologists who are changing the way litigation and investigations are done, and lawyers, paralegals, and litigation support professionals who are working every day to chart a straighter path to the truth.
The Everlaw Summit Awards celebrate their achievements. The Everlaw Summit Awards highlight the inspiring work of innovative legal professionals in tech enablement, organizational transformation, innovative breakthroughs, and more!
After receiving many nominations throughout the month of June from across the industry, we’ve narrowed the nominations down to a set of three finalists in each category.
The winners will be selected by our esteemed panel of judges, made up of:
Maeghan Ottrey, Director of Litigation Support at Fidelity Investments
Shana Simmons, Chief Legal Officer for Everlaw
Alex Hafez, Director, Solutions Architects at Everlaw
Ryan O’Leary, Research Director at IDC
Nora Ahmed, Legal Director for the ACLU of Louisiana and 2022 Summit Award winner
The selection process is based on merit and excellence within any given category. This process ensures that the judges’ results are truly reflective of the commitment, excellence, and talent of the winner. The top three finalists in each category will receive a complimentary 3-day pass to Everlaw Summit. Winners will be announced live at the event.
And now for the finalists in each category:
Corporate Breakthrough of the Year
For corporate legal departments transforming their approach to litigation and investigations in-house.
Hewlett Packard, represented by Thane Vallette, Associate General Counsel
United Airlines, represented by Paul Noonan, Counsel - Ediscovery
Intact Financial, represented by Bryn Jones, Senior Litigation & Audit Manager
Innovative Breakthrough of the Year
For leaders in ediscovery that are using technology in innovative ways.
Jennifer Baumann, Associate County Counselor, Administrative Law Manager at St. Louis County
Pam Collier, Paralegal at North Carolina Department of Justice
Dawne Herbert, Litigation Project Manager at Seyfarth Shaw
Impact Agent of the Year
For paralegals and litigation support professionals making measurable impacts in their organizations.
Jodi Hanslick, Enterprise Information management Analyst with the City of Minneapolis
Deborah Sleeth, Paralegal II at Signature Aviation
Christine Bracken Moore, Paralegal at Clark Partington Moore
DEI Change Agent
For those demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by mentoring the next generation of legal professionals.
William Vance, Chief Technology Officer at Adams & Reese
Diandra Zimmerman, Partner at Dicello Levitt and founding member of Shades of Mass
Luke Liss, Pro Bono Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Rising Star in Ediscovery
For professionals with seven years or less of legal experience whose early accomplishments distinguish them as future leaders in the profession
Lara Rosenberg, Associate at Brown & Peisch PLLC
Elizabeth Sanford, Partner at The Sanford Firm
Michael Altebrando, Of Counsel at Benedict Law Group PLLC
Join us in congratulating all of the finalists for their inspiring contributions to the industry. We’re thrilled to highlight and honor the achievements of individuals and organizations who are pioneering change and innovation in the legal and ediscovery space.
To learn who is named the winner in each category, be sure to reserve your spot at Everlaw Summit, coming to San Francisco October 10-12, 2023. We look forward to hosting you soon.