North America Innovative Lawyers

Institutions and tenets of democracy have been tested in 2017, and the legal sector has been drawn into a series of political battles. Plus: firms using data for ‘Moneyball’-style self-analysis; and companies’ in-house teams ranked alongside law firms

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We are looking for new stories of legal innovation for the 2018 report and awards

Firms that take the long view put research and skills before short-term profits

From upstarts to long-time leaders, the standout legal sector trailblazers

In moves that have prompted unease, some professionals are using the law to champion causes

Plus: five in-house leaders

Ediscovery: pre-trial activities increasingly rely on experts to ferret out evidence

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Internal data detect future problems

Conventional thinking has been turned on its head

Achieving a sale for two of bankrupt SunEdison’s companies was a legal feat

Planning ahead pays off in efforts to achieve more with less

Homegrown solutions lead to marketable opportunities

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