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Seyfarth Wins Innovative Project of the Year Award for Second Year in a Row


CHICAGO (August 22, 2014) – For the second consecutive year, Seyfarth Shaw LLP received the Innovative Project of the Year award from the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) for excellence in legal innovation and technology.

Seyfarth was honored with the Innovative Project of the Year award for SeytMap, a new interactive product that transforms the firm’s renowned and industry leading process mapping experience into a robust, sophisticated and interactive matter management tool. By bringing process maps to life in this way, SeytMap allows lawyers and project managers to fully operationalize, tailor and manage a process in an interactive environment. It connects action steps in the process with key support items — such as instructions/tutorials, checklists and precedential documents — and facilitates administrative actions, such as time entry. The result is a higher-quality, more efficiently managed and coordinated effort.

“SeytMap marks our latest success as we continue to accelerate product development efforts under SeyfarthLean and provide clients with the types of technology tools they find most valuable,” said J. Stephen Poor, Seyfarth’s chairman.

Developed by Seyfarth’s Client Solutions Group and Application Development Group, ILTA recognized SeytMap as “a major step forward by the firm to increase the quality and efficiency of legal services through the creative and strategic use of technology.” Seyfarth accepted the award on August 19 during ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Awards program, the culminating event of the ILTA 2014 Conference which 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.

This year’s award for SeytMap represents the latest in a series of recent ILTA accolades that highlight Seyfarth’s commitment to improving the delivery of legal services through technology. Last year, the Seyfarth was named ILTA’s Innovative Law Firm of the Year and also won ILTA’s Innovative Project of the Year award for SeyfarthLink, its next-generation online client collaboration platform that reimagines the how web-based tools can support legal service management and execution.

About Seyfarth Shaw

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