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Seyfarth Wins Top Law Firm Innovation Awards


Brian Kiefer
, Director of Public Relations
(312) 460-6401,

Ivette Delgado, Public Relations Manager
(212) 218-5273,

CHICAGO (August 22, 2013) – Seyfarth Shaw received the top two awards for excellence in innovation and technology used by law firms as presented by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). Recognizing the firm’s industry-leading position created through its SeyfarthLean® client service model, Seyfarth won the Innovative Law Firm of the Year award and Innovative Project of the Year award.

“We’re honored that our innovative approach to serving clients and our evolving business model continue to push the envelope of value and efficiency in the legal industry,” said J. Stephen Poor, Seyfarth’s chairman and managing partner.

The Innovative Law Firm of the Year award recognized the formation of the firm’s SeyfarthLean® Client Solutions Group, which provides an integrated service delivery system unique to the legal industry, featuring the firm’s Legal Project Management Office, Legal Technology Innovations Office and Litigation Information Management Office. Beyond rethinking the delivery of legal services to clients, the award also honored the firm’s use of SeyfarthLean® to provide extraordinary value for clients.

Seyfarth also earned the Innovative Project of the Year award for SeyfarthLink, its next generation client collaboration platform that serves as the hub for its innovative technology tools. Developed by the firm’s Client Solutions Group and Information Technology Department, the judging committee recognized both the extraordinary work to create this new platform and the platform's flexibility to be adapted and meet the changing needs of clients. 

The awards were presented August 20 at the culminating event of the ILTA 2013 Conference, an annual event that draws more than 3,000 attendees from legal departments and law firms around the world. The event and its awards program have grown in prominence each year, reflecting the transformational role that technology plays in the field of law.

Seyfarth Shaw has more than 800 attorneys and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, D.C., Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth’s acclaimed SeyfarthLean® client service model has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media. For more information, please visit