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Seyfarth Named Among Most Innovative Law Firms in North America for 2014 by Financial Times


Firm Awarded Top Honors in Business of Law Category for Second Straight Year

Brian Kiefer, Director of Public Relations

CHICAGO (December 4, 2014) — The Financial Times (FT) has recognized Seyfarth Shaw LLP among the most innovative law firms for the fourth consecutive year in its annual FT Innovative Lawyers series. For the first time, the FT expanded its field from the United States to include Mexico and Canada for its North America Innovative Lawyers 2014 report.  

At the report’s launch event held December 3 in New York, Seyfarth received the award as the top-ranked firm in the Business of Law category. This marks the second straight year - and third of the last four - that Seyfarth has finished tops in this category, led by the continued evolution of its distinctive SeyfarthLean® client service delivery model.

“Working closely to listen to our clients, we have established a very powerful portfolio of solutions that continues to evolve with - and anticipate - their needs,” said Seyfarth chair, J. Stephen Poor. “We are proud of the efforts cited by this report, and we are excited about the innovative journey we are having with clients.”

The FT recognized Seyfarth for the following:

  • Business of Law - Topping this category for the second year in a row, the firm received “Standout” honors for the development of SeyfarthLink, its innovative online client collaboration platform. The firm also earned “Commended” honors for its focus on taking a "research and development" approach to creating innovative client solutions.
  • Corporate & Commercial- The firm earned “Commended” honors for its introduction of Disclosure Dragon, the industry’s first online document assembly software designed specifically for the financial and legal disclosures of the crowdfunding industry.
  • Social Responsibility: Projects - The firm earned "Highly Commended" honors for its work to develop a new model to assist legal aid organizations in improving the effectiveness of their pro Bono work.

Known internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy, the FT is one of the world’s leading business and news information organizations. This year, the report’s rigorous submission and referral process included a record 448 submissions from 127 law firms. Entries were scored on originality, rationale and impact of the work.

Led by its SeyfarthLean® client service delivery model, Seyfarth is a recognized leader in providing value and innovation, earning a variety of honors from leading third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media. Visit to learn more.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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