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Paul Hastings Wins Financial Times’ “Great Legal Ideas” Innovation Award, Recognized as a Top 5 Firm for Innovation

December 06, 2016

By Paul Hastings Professional

Paul Hastings was recognized by the Financial Times’ for innovation in multiple award categories in their North America Innovative Lawyers 2016 report. Paul Hastings recognitions include:

  • Top 5 firm for innovation – Recognized with #4 ranking among the most innovative law firms in North America;

  • Great Legal Ideas award – Honored as the “Standout” firm with #1 ranking for leading a team to create a first-of-its kind model sharing agreement for the Federal Communications Commission’s unprecedented two-way spectrum auction;

  • Innovation in unlocking and delivering value – “Highly commended” with a Top 3 ranking for defeating two landmark IPR challenges on behalf of Acorda Therapeutics;

  • Innovation in collaboration – “Highly commended” for the firm’s partnership with the Aspen Institute to provide pro bono advice to fellows in its social impact projects

  • Enabling clients to innovate  “Highly commended” for helping to launch Samsung Pay on a tight schedule using a strategy that reinvented the way financial services contracts are created and negotiated

  • Strategy and changing behaviors  “Commended” for reframing the way our lawyers think about the delivery of value to clients, including uncovering new opportunities, managing risk, improving efficiency, and leveraging technology

The firm also earned top scores for innovation for: enabling clients to innovate, innovation in collaboration, unlocking and delivering value, and strategy and changing behaviors.