At the conclusion of Legaltech West Coast this week, Legaltech News (formerly Law Technology News) announced the winners of its 2015 Innovation Awards. The awards recognize law departments, law firms and vendors for outstanding achievement in legal technology.

Legaltech News editor-in-chief Erin Harrison (far left) and publisher Tom Larranaga (far right) present the Product of the Year award Tuesday night to Catalyst CEO John Tredennick and senior applied research scientist Jeremy Pickens.

I am very pleased to report that the Product of the Year award went to the e-discovery company Catalyst, a company for which I have been a consultant for a number of years. Catalyst received the award for Insight Predict, its advanced technology-assisted review platform.

Among law firms and law departments, the award for Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Corporation went to General Electric, for Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Law Firm of more than 100 lawyers went to Seyfarth Shaw, and for Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Law Firm with less than 100 lawyers went to Bassi, Edlin, Huie & Blum.

The award for Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Pro Bono Project was given to the New York State Unified Court System.

Honored as CIO of the Year was Dan Nottke of Kirkland & Ellis and as Law Department Operations Manager of the Year was Connie Brenton of NetApp.

Awards were given to vendors in 18 categories. Among the honorees were Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw Next for Best Research Platform, Docket Alarm for Best Research Product, Tikit North America for Best Time and Billing Software, and Agilelaw for Best Mobile Device Tool or Service.

More details about the award winners will be provided in the August issue of Legaltech News. The full lists of award winners can be found here:

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.