Pillsbury Winthrop Shaww Pittman LLP issued the following announcement on Feb. 15.
Lexology and International Law Office (ILO) have named Pillsbury partners Jeffrey Hutchings and Mark Lessard among the winners of its 2019 Client Choice Awards, which recognize lawyers who “stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.” Hutchings is one of only 25 lawyers to be named in the global IT & Internet category, while Lessard is among just five aviation lawyers around the world to receive the honor this year.
Hutchings, a partner in Pillsbury’s Global Sourcing & Technology Transactions practice, also has been named a BTI Client Service All-Star and is highly ranked by Chambers and other leading legal directories as an authority on complex technology transactions. His practice focuses on advising clients across a wide range of industries, including retail, financial services and utilities, on innovative technology matters.
Global Finance practice leader Lessard advises clients around the world in complex cross-border asset-backed financings of every stripe. Clients turn to him for counsel on aerospace mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and joint ventures, among other matters. He is regularly recognized as a top authority on asset finance.
To be honored as a Client Choice winner, lawyers must be nominated by corporate counsel. Lexology and ILO judge those nominations based on a lawyer’s ability to add real value to a client’s business above and beyond his or her peers. Rating criteria include the quality of legal advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking and value, among others
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