RSGI on FT Innovative Lawyers North America 2021

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Mary Ormerod
11 Dec 2021

Law firms are changing their talent strategies, becoming digital, and focusing on culture in the 2021 North America FT Innovative Lawyers Report.

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Law firms are facing off the existential challenge of a raging war for talent, with attrition at an all time high. Digital tools and a renewed focus on purpose will be key to attracting and retaining the best young lawyers. Read more about this in Digital delivery from the daily grind for younger lawyers by Reena SenGupta .

The best legal practitioners in the business demonstrate creativity in solving clients’ problems. Read their profiles in Creative practitioners crack tough legal challenges by Tom Saunders.

Urgent challenges like developing the covid-19 vaccine and responding to climate change have pushed in-house legal teams to think differently and respond quickly. Read more in In-house legal teams develop new attitude to risk by Yasmin Lambert

 

“'Lawyers are, by their nature, worriers,' Doug Lankler, general counsel at Pfizer, notes. But to help Pfizer move at what its executives call 'the speed of science', the lawyers had to put aside some of that worry.”
Yasmin Lambert
The Awards

Hogan Lovells and Sullivan & Cromwell took home the big prizes for Most Innovative Law Firm in the business of law and practice of law respectively. Congratulations as well to the Pfizer in-house legal team for taking home the top prize. A full list of the award winners is available here.

Watch the final three award segments from and hear law firm leaders and general counsel share their strategic priorities for 2022 here. Or you can watch the full awards show on demand here.

Awards for most innovative law firms and in-house legal team at the FT Innovative Lawyers North America awards 2021
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