On October 13, 2021, Shearman & Sterling was awarded The New York Law Journal’s Innovation Award at the annual New York Legal Awards, held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The innovation award, which recognizes creative and inspiring approaches and forward-thinking firms and individuals, was accepted by Shearman & Sterling’s Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Johnsen, Chief Knowledge & Client Value Officer Meredith Williams-Range and Chief Technology Officer Lawrence Baxter. The firm was one of three law firms presented with the award for pushing the envelope during unprecedented times.
Shearman & Sterling was also featured in The New York Law Journal’s Professional Excellence magazine. Glenn LaForce, Director of Global Knowledge & Research, was interviewed by the publication on the firm’s innovative response to COVID-19, including its COVID-19 Task Force, COVID-19 Resource Center and Global COVID-19 Legislation Tool. He noted that the firm’s ability to pivot and proactively identify opportunities when faced with challenges allowed Shearman & Sterling to provide the best representation to its clients during this unprecedented time.
Pictured, left to right: Anthony Seruwagi, Eldon Chan, Hannah Vendetti, Jeff Saper, Lawrence Baxter, Kenneth Johnsen, Meredith Williams-Range, Glenn LaForce, Judy Berman