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Latham Named Finalist for Three 2024 Legalweek Tech Law Awards

December 14, 2023
American Lawyer Media
Data Technology & Transactions Practice Vice Chair Ghaith Mahmood shortlisted for Innovator of the Year, and two firm initiatives earn recognition in ALM’s annual tech-focused awards program.

Latham & Watkins has been named a finalist in several categories for American Lawyer Media’s (ALM) annual Legalweek Leaders in Tech Law Awards 2024 including:

  • Ghaith Mahmood, Global Vice Chair of the firm's Data Technology & Transactions Practice, in the Innovators of the Year — Law Firm (Individual) category for his forward-thinking leadership advising on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain, Metaverse, and Web3 matters. He counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property and technology transactions — from developing, licensing, and commercializing IP assets, to advising on the IP aspects of strategic transactions.
  • The Enabling Start-Up Success category for development by the firm’s Emerging Companies & Growth Practice of the Pre-Incorporation Questionnaire, which modernizes the process of gathering client information for incorporation documents, resulting in a streamlined, efficient, and tech-forward approach, replacing outdated manual methods and fostering start-up success. 
  • The Best Use of Emerging Technology (Non-AI) category for partnering with client a16z Crypto to develop the Decentralization Matrix, a cutting-edge resource to help innovators, investors, legal practitioners, and policy-makers better understand and define decentralization.

The Legalweek Leaders in Tech Law Awards 2024 will be presented at a ceremony on January 29, 2024 in New York.