New York – December 14, 2021 – Cooley partner Adam Ruttenberg has been named a finalist for Innovator of the Year as part of Legalweek’s Leaders in Tech Law Awards, which recognize innovation in legal technology and work on precedent-setting, game-changing projects and initiatives in the US. Cooley has also been shortlisted for Startup Firm/Emerging Company Law Firm of the Year at the second annual awards ceremony, which will take place in New York on February 2, 2022.
As chair of Cooley’s technology committee, Ruttenberg is dedicated to innovation in the legal profession. He focuses on the development and implementation of tech-based tools, systems and processes to improve the lives of Cooley clients and employees. He has been recognized for his commitment by Legal 500 and the Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers report, where he was highlighted in a special category recognizing top law firm leaders who have made an impact at their firms through their capacity to innovate. The feature focused on Ruttenberg’s role in Cooley’s creation of Lupl (in collaboration with CMS and Rajah & Tann), as well as his development of automation workflows to streamline core processes and FINIQ, a proprietary Cooley tool that provides real-time access to current and historical financial and client data and metrics.
Cooley is committed to pushing the boundaries of the ever-changing legal landscape, constantly seeking out and designing solutions to support and enhance its lawyers’ practices. Ruttenberg is often at the forefront in driving these efforts. He leads Cooley in continually advancing Cooley’s thinking and systems to ensure the firm is at the precipice of “what’s next.” Ruttenberg, the firm’s technology committee, the firm’s chief information officer and the entire technology team ensure Cooley is forward-thinking and positioned to deliver consistently with the firm’s brand and vision for the legal industry.
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