NEW YORK – Reed Smith was honored by The American Lawyer last night with two top honors at the 2019 American Lawyer Industry Awards. Reed Smith won for “Best Legal Services Innovation,” for both its global culture of innovation and Gravity Stack, the firm’s legal tech subsidiary. Reed Smith and its client Eisai Co., Ltd., a Tokyo-headquartered pharmaceutical company, were also awarded “Best Client/Law Firm Team.”

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“We are very pleased to see our commitments to innovation, client value, and custom client solutions recognized in this way,” said Sandy Thomas, Reed Smith’s global managing partner. “We are especially grateful to the team at Eisai and our colleagues at Gravity Stack, who are helping to build the law firms and legal departments of the future.”

For Best Legal Services Innovation, The American Lawyer honored Reed Smith for its “commitment to innovation through nearly every aspect of its operations, investing heavily in processes, technology and talent development, all with an eye toward finding smarter ways to deliver the best legal services to its clients.”

For Best Client/Law Firm Team, Reed Smith and Eisai were recognized for its collaboration on a custom client solution for improving Eisai’s contract management process. As Am Law noted, “The firm saved the client money by creating the technology itself and cut the contract review time in half.”