NEW YORK – Troutman Pepper has been shortlisted for four 2023 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards North America. The firm is up for recognition in the Innovative Lawyers in Energy Transition, Innovative Lawyers in Cyber Security & Data Protection, Change Maker, and Innovation in Digital Solutions categories. The awards, now in their 13th year, showcase the top law firms and in‐house legal teams driving innovation in the North American legal sector.
Innovative Lawyers in Energy Transition
The Innovative Lawyers in Energy Transition award recognizes teams that have bridged professional disciplines, created new standards, and delivered outstanding outcomes for clients. Troutman Pepper’s nationally recognized Energy practice is shortlisted for the award thanks to its work on behalf of clients to lead the energy evolution. The team handles matters that influence how energy is valued, distributed, stored, and sold.
Innovative Lawyers in Cyber Security & Data Protection
Troutman Pepper’s Privacy + Cyber practice and trailblazing co-leaders Jim Koenig and Ron Raether are up for recognition in the Innovative Lawyers in Cyber Security & Data Protection category thanks to the team’s 360-degree approach to privacy that leverages an integrated team of lawyers and professional staff, including former chief privacy officers, chief security officers, auditors, and industry executives.
The Change Maker award recognizes intrapreneurs who have helped their firms change culture, behaviors, processes, and be more adaptable. Troutman Pepper’s Chief Innovation Officer Will Gaus is a finalist in the category thanks to his work to build an industry-leading innovation function within the firm that focuses on both the client and attorney experience, including his work on generative AI.
Innovation in Digital Solutions
In recognition of the firm’s remarkable use of generative AI, including its creation of the Generative AI Task Force and GPT-powered virtual assistant, Athena, Troutman Pepper is shortlisted in the Innovation in Digital Solutions category.
The Innovative Lawyers North America 2023 rankings report is developed by the Financial Times in partnership with RSGI. Winners are selected following a nomination cycle and extensive research that includes telephone interviews, questionnaires, and reviews. Market experts also assess the submissions and the research.
Winners will be announced at the Innovative Lawyers Awards North America Dec. 4 event at Gotham Hall in New York.