Having been named as the European Regulatory Team of the Year in March Hitachi Data Systems' Legal and Compliance Team has now been named as the Global Regulatory Team of the Year at the Global Counsel Awards which were presented in New York on Thursday 12 June 2014.
The awards recognize company legal teams that excel in their roles and were presented by the International Law Office (ILO) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). The organizers reviewed the legal departments of 4000 companies including Google, Morgan Stanley, Nike, Coca-Cola, Siemens, IBM and HP.
The organizers stated that their primary aim was to reward lawyers for demonstrable achievements across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility, and not simply those who have acted on high-profile transactions. We believe HDS scored highly on our pragmatic and effective approach to anti-corruption, export control, competition law/anti-trust compliance and data privacy.
ILO is the leading nexus where company lawyers engage with law firms and each other. ACC is the pre-eminent organization for company lawyers worldwide.
Attached is a photo of the members of the Legal and Compliance team who attended the ceremony in New York and picked up the trophy on the night: Chris Leslie, Dave Metz, Owen Jones, Thao Harrington, Dan Quinn, David Karas and Don Hughes.