Mayer Brown announced that three partners were named by Lexology and the International Law Office as 2019 Client Choice award winners in three categories. The awards recognize law firms and lawyers around the world that stand apart for excellent client service. The Mayer Brown winners are:

• Derivatives – Anna Pinedo (New York)
• Intellectual Property: Patents – Jamie Beaber (Washington DC)
• IT & Internet – Charles-Albert Helleputte (Belgium), for his achievements in cybersecurity and data privacy

Client Choice award winners were selected for their ability to add demonstrable value to their clients’ business. Winners could only be nominated by their clients, who were asked to rate nominees on the following client service criteria: quality of legal advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty and ethics.