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DECEMBER 9, 2016 – For the second time this year, Davis Wright Tremaine has been recognized by the Financial Times as one of the most innovative law firms in the world. The firm was named a "Standout" for "Redesigning the service & delivery model" in the FT’s 2016 Innovative Lawyers Awards North America.

Davis Wright Tremaine’s innovation initiative is led by DWT De Novo, a cross-functional team combining systems design, process improvement, technology, data analytics, and alternative staffing models to build legal solutions tailored to client pain-points. DWT De Novo finds new ways to handle high-volume bodies of work and uses data to draw out business insight.

The team’s focus is on helping the in-house team create business value and communicate that value in a language the business understands. De Novo technologists have worked with several major tech company clients to design dashboards, workflow systems, data repositories, and document automation tools to aid the corporate legal department.

"Our close collaboration with forward-thinking clients and other innovative players in the legal ecosystem has helped us develop a more technology-savvy, modern, efficient approach to service delivery," said Lawton Penn, head of DWT De Novo. "We are fearless about making our profession more responsive to the changing needs of business."

Davis Wright Tremaine collaborated with the UK firm of Addleshaw Goddard on a client project that led to a "Standout" recognition for Addelshaw earlier this year in the European edition of FT’s Innovative Lawyers in the category of "Innovation in resourcing and efficiency."

About Davis Wright Tremaine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a national law firm with over 550 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. In 2016, the firm was named "Innovative Law Firm of the Year" for the second consecutive year by the International Legal Technology Association. For more information, visit or