Fish & Richardson’s Beau Mersereau Wins 2017 “IT Professional of the Year” Award from ILTA


Fish & Richardson announced today that Beau Mersereau, Director of Applications, Development, and Support at Fish & Richardson, has received the 2017 “IT Professional of the Year” award from the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). The award was presented at ILTA’s annual meeting in Las Vegas last week.

Mersereau was recognized for his work implementing DevOps, enabling Fish’s IT teams to automate the deployment of Fish.LKM (litigation knowledge management), a proprietary, first-of-its-kind, hybrid document and case management system. In 2016, ILTA named Fish.LKM its “Innovative Project of the Year.” DevOps also enabled automated deployment of Windows 10 and Office 2016 so that employees could run their own upgrades, without the need for intervention from the Fish IT staff.

In addition to Mersereau, Jennifer Beaudette, Senior Manager of IT Project Management and Business Analysis at Fish, was honored by ILTA as a finalist for the “Technology Advocacy Professional of the Year” award.

“We are proud that our IT team is the very best at what they do,” said Loretta Auer, Fish’s Chief Information Officer. “Throughout his 20-year career in the legal industry, Beau has established himself as a globally recognized thought leader and expert in information management and legal technology. We are delighted that ILTA has recognized Beau’s outstanding professional achievements.”

The ILTA Distinguished Peer Awards program recognizes firms who have delivered great business value and transformational impact through their innovations and implementations or have been champions in specific areas of focus for their organizations. ILTA promotes the strategic advantages of technology in the legal profession. The organization’s international membership comprises over 1,400 entities and includes firms and law departments of all sizes and all areas of practice, each sharing a common need to have access to the latest information about products and support services that impact the legal profession worldwide. For more information, visit

Fish & Richardson is a global patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S. and Europe. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. Fish is the #1 U.S. patent litigation firm, handling nearly three times as many cases as its nearest competitor; a powerhouse patent prosecution firm; a top-tier trademark and copyright firm; and the #1 firm at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, with more cases than any other firm. Since 1878, Fish attorneys have been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the world’s most innovative and influential technology leaders. For more information, visit or follow us at @FishRichardson.

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