PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) January 30, 2018
Zapproved LLC today announced the four winners for e-discovery accomplishment in a ceremony that also saw the Hon. Craig Shaffer receive the Hon. Shira Scheindlin Lifetime Achievement Award and a trio of U.S. Magistrate Judges recognized with the inaugural Pinnacle Award. The winners of the in-house categories were:
- Eric Lieber, Toyota — Smooth Operator Award, recognizing those who have streamlined e-discovery workflows, making litigation response feel nearly effortless.
- Dawn Radcliffe, TransCanada — Maximizer Award, recognizing those who excel at doing more with less, using processes and systems that bring efficiencies, control costs and save time.
- Cortney Starble, CBRE — Trailblazer Award, recognizing those who apply new ideas, processes and technology to solve the challenges of today and tomorrow.
- Mike Stinson, ConocoPhillips — Guardian Award, recognizing those who protect their organizations from risk by building defensible and secure processes and systems.
These e-discovery achievers were toasted during a festive ceremony held at New York City’s iconic Tavern on the Green restaurant, hosting a capacity audience filled with notable e-discovery influencers, including Craig Ball and Hon. Shira Scheindlin. The winners were selected from 19 finalists chosen from over 50 nominees. An independent, esteemed panel of federal judges and leading e-discovery experts voted on the candidates by category.
“First, off, congratulations to all the deserving winners for creating stellar examples of corporate e-discovery innovation for our industry to follow. We’re honored to be able to shine a spotlight on all the talented, worthy nominees whose acumen and drive help to further in-house e-discovery practice. This magical evening showcased the best of the best,” said Brad Harris, Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Zapproved, who served as host for the event.
After a moving address from the Hon. Shira Scheindlin and introduction from research professor and ediscovery lawyer Maura Grossman, the Hon. Craig B. Shaffer received the Hon. Shira Scheindlin Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his career to date that has advanced the practice of electronic discovery. As U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Colorado, Judge Shaffer’s opinions from the bench, including the formative Cache v. Land O’Lakes ruling, have been influential in directing the course of e-discovery. Judge Shaffer has published numerous influential articles and spent significant time teaching and lecturing around the country, demonstrating his enduring leadership.
The Pinnacle Award, given to individuals outside of corporate legal teams, was presented to the Hon. James Francis, the Hon. Frank Maas and the Hon. Andrew Peck for their individual contributions in providing direction to the bar and corporate legal teams about how to handle the rapidly changing demands of electronic discovery in civil litigation.
The centerpiece of the evening was a conversation between world-renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and noted e-discovery expert Craig Ball, as they discussed leadership traits needed in transformative times before an absorbed audience.
About the Hero Awards
The Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards, presented by Zapproved, honor e-discovery experts and corporate legal professionals who demonstrate excellence in e-discovery strategy, technology, process, teamwork and overall influence and achievement. An esteemed panel of federal judges, top in-house e-discovery practitioners, and national e-discovery experts will review and choose winners who will be announced at the awards presentation event.
About Zapproved LLC
Founded in 2008, Zapproved LLC is the leading e-discovery software provider for managing corporate litigation response. Their Z-Discovery Suite returns power to in‐house corporate legal teams and helps them navigate electronic discovery with minimal risk and cost, setting new standards for scalability and intuitive design. The company's flagship product, Legal Hold Pro, is widely adopted by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 corporations and has earned recognition with numerous awards, including Best E-Discovery Legal Hold Product at the 2015 and 2016 Legaltech News Innovation Awards. The 2016 and 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ lists have ranked Zapproved as one of the fastest growing companies in North America. Zapproved is SOC 2® Type 2 certified. zapproved.com