2018 Innovation Awards

Each year at Relativity Fest, we recognize organizations and individuals who build innovative solutions, break down barriers for technology in the practice of law, move e-discovery forward, and take Relativity to the next level.

Congratulations to the 2018 Relativity Innovation Awards winners.
Learn more about the winners below.

Technology Categories

The technology categories celebrate organizations that use the Relativity platform in creative ways—solving difficult or unique challenges within and outside of e-discovery.


Check out all of the ground-breaking innovations that the Relativity community submitted to the 2018 awards.

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About Bricker & Eckler's Petition Analyzer

When helping clients contest a petition to bring a constitutional amendment to a vote in Ohio, Bricker & Eckler developed a highly automated application to review petition signatures without leaving Relativity. The application identified errors or potential fraud in signature collections by scanning the petitions against other data sources, including ID and address records and Google Maps data.

Law Firm or Corporation Award Seal Bricker & Eckler

Best Innovation: Law Firm or Corporation
2018 Winner

About Deloitte's FOIA App

Federal agencies face large backlogs of requests and intense pressure to stay on pace in responding. Deloitte built a FOIA application to leverage Relativity’s data processing, analytics, technology-assisted review, and redaction functionality with a workflow designed to meet the unique needs of FOIA processing, including the ability to automate redactions—a game-changing combination of features for this cumbersome process.

Solution Provider Award Deloitte

Best Innovation: Solution Provider
2018 Winner

About Clayton Utz's Provisor

To meet client requirements, Clayton Utz had to capture all duplicate records relevant for different notices and capture information such as document providers. To streamline this manual process, they built a script to capture the information from the client’s load file and automatically create overlays into Relativity’s custom objects, allowing them to meet requirements, save time, and reduce client cost by 75 percent.

Community Choice AwardClayton Utz

Best Innovation: Community Choice
2018 Winner

Individual Categories

The individual categories recognize people who champion legal technology and advocate for those who use, manage, build, and innovate on top of Relativity. Learn more about the 2018 finalists and winners on The Relativity Blog.

About Tessa Jacob

Tessa was recognized for her broad expertise across legal technologies, fluency in the law of e-discovery, and dedication to nurturing her law school students’ technical and industry savvy.

Community Choice Award

Attorney Tech Evangelist

Tessa Jacob
Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell
2018 Winner

About Joy Murao

Joy’s nominators call her an inspiration to many to “step out and pay it forward.” In addition to founding her own strategy firm, where she finds innovative solutions for clients’ legal practice challenges, Joy teaches e-discovery at UCLA Extension and launched “Empowering Women Workshops,” a quarterly event series where women across professional backgrounds gather to gain new tools for growth.

Community Choice Award

Stellar Women in e-Discovery

Joy Murao
Founder and Principal Consultant, Practice Aligned Resources
2018 Winner

About Emma Young

In addition to training her attorney clients to use Relativity Analytics, Emma was recognized for excellent leadership and expertise on a specific client matter. She developed custom workflows in Relativity to deliver a production of one million multi-language documents spanning 72 requests on a two-week deadline for a Redfern Schedule on a construction arbitration.

Community Choice Award

Lit Support All-Star

Emma Young
Director, Consilio
2018 Winner

About Peg Gianuca

As an e-discovery practitioner at The Walt Disney Company by day, Peg Gianuca is also an adjunct professor at the UCLA Extension School, teaching paralegal students all the magic of e-discovery. Peg has supported and encouraged students, coworkers, and colleagues continuously and represents the best of e-discovery professionals who continue to learn new ways to do things and persist as champions of change.

Community Choice Award

Academic Innovator of the Year

Peg Gianuca
e-Discovery Technical Solutions Manager, The Walt Disney Company & Adjunct Professor, UCLA Extension School
2018 Winner