12/18/2019

Holland & Hart Recognized for Innovation in Business of Law: Technology and Data by the Financial Times

The rankings are included in the 2019 Innovative Lawyers report and awards for North America

Holland & Hart is proud to announce it has been recognized by the Financial Times as a leading law firm for Innovation in the Business of Law: Technology and Data category, as part of the Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers 2019 Awards.

The award rankings were included in a special section of the Financial Times on Dec. 10. The Business of Law area looked at how law firms and lawyers are using technology and data to create new legal solutions to enhance existing processes for higher efficiency and to be more connected. Holland & Hart was commended for “Respondent, a proprietary technology, to automate responses to initial rejections of patent applications, cutting time spent and human error” and was the only US law firm recognized in the report for innovation in the area of intellectual property.

"This is an exciting recognition for our team because Respondent was the result of a deliberate approach to innovation,” said Jason Adaska, director of Holland & Hart’s Innovation Lab. “We've worked hard to bring together forward-thinking practitioners and creative technologists, but what's really unlocked things has been creating an environment where people can try new ideas and iterate toward a solution. That feedback loop has been crucial for Respondent, and it's crucial for our upcoming projects as well."

“We’re extremely proud to see our Intellectual Property group and our Innovation Lab recognized by the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers report,” said Michael Drapkin, head of the firm’s electronics and computer patent practice. “Our group is working together to develop innovative tools that help streamline the patent prosecution process and allow our clients to more efficiently and effectively protect their intellectual property.”

Now in its ninth year of publication and covering the US, Canada, and Mexico, the FT North America Innovative Lawyers Report has become one of the top legal rankings in the region. The FT Innovative Lawyers Report and Awards represent a unique analysis of the legal industry, assessing lawyers on their innovation both for clients and in their own businesses. Both the report and awards are based on thorough research and robust journalism. The Financial Times received more than 350 submissions and conducted more than 600 interviews to determine the final rankings.

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