McGuireWoods has been selected as a finalist for The American Lawyer’s inaugural Industry Awards in the Best Use of
Technology category, adding to the prestigious honors the firm has earned
for innovations that add value for clients and advance high-priority firm
McGuireWoods is one of only seven firms recognized for innovations in
technology. The American Lawyer reviewed hundreds of nominations
to select the finalists for the Industry Awards, which honor exceptional
work across the legal services spectrum. Winners will be announced Dec. 5
at an awards gala in New York City.
The firm’s innovations include case management applications to support
lawyers serving as national counsel to Fortune 500 companies and leading
technology-based businesses. These tools allow clients to easily track
hundreds of cases, identify trends and forecast costs, creating significant
advantages in litigation strategy.
McGuireWoods’ technology team also developed an application that identifies
inconsistencies in Equal Employment Opportunity data so that lawyers and
clients can produce accurate statistical analyses to meet reporting
requirements and spot employment trends that can lead to litigation.
In addition, the data analytics team collaborated with the firm’s Diversity
Action Council to develop a custom dashboard to help identify opportunities
for recruiting, developing, promoting and retaining women and diverse
lawyers and track the firm’s long-term progress.
“Our lawyers and staff are always creating innovative solutions to help our
clients achieve their business goals,” said
Jonathan Harmon, the firm’s chairman. “That work is affirmed when pre-eminent publications
such as The American Lawyer recognize technology initiatives that
distinguish McGuireWoods as a leader.”
McGuireWoods has earned widespread recognition for client-focused
innovations, ranking among the top three firms in Financial Times’
North America Innovative Lawyers
report. In addition, Mergers & Acquisitions magazine named
McGuireWoods “Law Firm of the Year” in its Mid-Market M&A Awards for deal work and innovations that set
the firm apart as an industry leader.