SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 14, 2014) – Scott Rechtschaffen, Chief Knowledge Officer and a shareholder at Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been named to the “Fastcase 50,” an annual list recognizing 50 innovators, visionaries and leaders in the law. Compiled by legal publisher Fastcase, the ranking highlights those individuals who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services.
Rechtschaffen was selected for continuing to create unique technology-based solutions that enhance the delivery of legal services to clients. With more than 25 years of experience in labor and employment law and a broad understanding of technology, Rechtschaffen has architected some of Littler’s most successful client service innovations.
“It is an honor to be recognized in the Fastcase 50 list alongside so many talented innovators in the legal industry,” said Rechtschaffen. “The industry is changing rapidly and Littler is deeply committed to meeting the demands of the global employer community by creating innovative services that help streamline processes and reduce cost without sacrificing quality.”
At Littler, Rechtschaffen leads the nation’s largest legal Knowledge Management (KM) department and his approach to KM has garnered industry-wide accolades and made innovation one of Littler’s key competencies and competitive advantages. He has been profiled in news articles, including The Recorder, which singled him out as a “game changer” for the firm’s continued evolution of KM innovation. He was also featured in InsideCounsel for the firm’s sophisticated KM department and was profiled in KM World for being a leader in changing the legal field. The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has recognized Rechtschaffen as one of its Knowledge Management Champions for his achievements in advocating and supporting technology and innovation in the legal community.
Rechtschaffen is also a prolific speaker and author of a number of publications on the subject of innovation and technology in the legal industry. Active in the professional community, he is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco and ILTA. Rechtschaffen received his J.D. from Cornell University Law School and A.B. from the University of California Berkeley.
View the complete list of 2014 Fastcase 50 winners.
Fastcase is a leading legal publisher focused on smarter legal software that democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase or visit the Fastcase website.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.