Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Recognized For Firm's Innovative Practices

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 - 00:00

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) has been selected to receive CIOmagazine's annual CIO 100 Award, given to 100 companies for their advancements, innovations and leadership in business and technology.

K&L, the only law firm to earn this mention for three consecutive years, is being recognized for its role as an agile enterprise-defined by CIOas organizations whose IT systems allow them to adapt quickly to changing business conditions and to impart a positive effect on their operations.

CIO's award is based on how K&L has integrated innovative technologies that improve both internal processes and how the firm serves its clients around the world.

K&L was officially recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony last month in Coronado, CA.

Kirkpatrick partner Jeffrey B. Ritter was among a group of six individuals honored with the American Bar Association's (ABA) 2004 Cyberspace Law Excellence Award for their seminal work The Commercial Use of Electronic Data Interchange - A Report and Model Trading Partner Agreement. Mr. Ritter, who served as one of the project's two reporters, and his colleagues received the recognition at the ABA's Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The Cyberspace Law Excellence Award is given to those who make substantial contributions to the development of the law of cyberspace, or who have been instrumental in cyberspace developments that started off as seemingly small and have since emerged as pillars of the industry. The Model Trading Partner Agreement, which was originally published in 1991, is today regarded as one of the first products in the United States to provide solutions to the legal barriers facing electronic contracting.