LCJ Honors Orrick’s Jay Williams and Kelli Ward with 2023 Outstanding Contributor Award

1 minute read | December.12.2023

  • Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) recognized Orrick’s Jay Williams and Kelli Ward with the 2023 “Outstanding Contributor Award.” They are among three members of the Orrick team to gain the distinction, along with Jeffrey McKenna, an attorney with our eDiscovery & Information Governance practice.
  • Jay, a partner in our Financial & Fintech Advisory practice, was recognized for his role in crafting LCJ’s official comment on proposed FRCP amendments concerning privilege log practices, including ways the amendments could be further strengthened.
  • Kelli, an associate in our litigation practice, was recognized for a successful project to amend the Federal Rule of Evidence 702 to clarify the standards for expert testimony, and her role in penning LCJ’s draft Committee Note for the proposed FRCP amendments concerning privilege log practices. Kelli is also heavily involved in LCJ’s efforts to make discovery more efficient through cost sharing. She is a Lawyers for Civil Justice Fellow.