BakerHostetler's IncuBaker Team Earns Top Honors in International Legal Technology Association's Distinguished Peer Awards

IncuBaker is consistently ranked one of the world's leading legal technology providers

Press Releases / April 18, 2023
NEW YORK — April 18, 2023

Much like BakerHostetler’s Digital Assets and Data Management Practice Group, IncuBaker is a first-of-its-kind legal technology and consulting research and development team, intentionally conceived to help lawyers navigate the intersection of digital business, emerging technology and the law.

IncuBaker’s innovation and success over the past three years has been widely recognized — most recently by the International Legal Technology Association, which, on April 13, announced that IncuBaker had won three Distinguished Peer Awards and a special recognition. The Distinguished Peer Awards, launched in 2010, honor the achievements of those who leverage the strategic advantages of technology in the legal profession.

The honorees include:

  • Innovative Leader of the Year, ILTA Member: Leigh Zeiser.
  • Trailblazer Award: BakerHostetler and Relativity.
  • Young Professional to Watch: Priti Saraswat.
  • Influential Women in Tech: Leigh Zeiser.

“IncuBaker is leading the way in the world of legal technology and innovation. Our work is cutting edge, and we are proud to be a pacesetter in transforming the legal industry,” said Ted Kobus, chair of BakerHostetler’s DADM Practice Group. “Document review challenges associated with ransomware and business email compromise incidents are increasing, and IncuBaker’s technological solution enables us to provide significant value to our clients.”

IncuBaker and BakerHostetler’s larger DADM Practice Group truly set BakerHostetler apart. IncuBaker team members serve corporate legal departments across every industry to support their digital transformation, privacy management and data-driven initiatives. Some of the team’s work includes instituting a global privacy program to help an energy client mitigate risk and accelerate compliance, and doing so in only nine months.

IncuBaker is supporting BakerHostetler attorneys in all facets of client work related to technology, including the firm’s key representation of health care clients in website tracking litigation across the U.S., corporate initiatives related to artificial intelligence technology, and assistance with analytics for the DADM Practice Group’s annual Data Security Incident Response Report, which will be released at the end of April.

Most recently, IncuBaker and its leader, Katherine Lowry — the firm’s newly appointed chief information officer — were recognized by The Financial Times for their commitment to excellence and working with clients to help them achieve digital transformations by fully leveraging technology with the understanding that these solutions are going to augment, not replace, the practice of law.

With nearly $4 million in direct consulting revenue since its launch, IncuBaker has a growing revenue stream. In 2022, IncuBaker boasted 57 clients and worked on more than 69 matters, which is a clear indication that clients are repeatedly seeking the services of their legal technologists.

“IncuBaker is at the forefront of client service, and we are constantly evaluating and evolving to ensure that our offerings are not only efficient but also cost-effective,” said Lowry. “Our collaborative and future-focused team is consistently leveraging emerging technology, developing new services to help our clients streamline operations, and defining new ways to digitally optimize and transform the practice of law. I’m thrilled to see ILTA recognize these stellar individuals and projects.”

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