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Professional Services

April Brousseau

Global Lead, Clifford Chance Create & Innovation



April is an experienced lawyer who has spent the last decade working on transforming global law firms through roles in innovation and business change, technology, risk and knowledge. April’s keen interest in disruption, technology and legal operations has been instrumental in delivering a range of practical solutions to improve legal processes, drive best practice and deliver client driven products.

Contributions to Legal Tech

April is an active member of the London legal tech ecosystem, consistently offering valuable advice to early-stage legal tech start-ups through her involvement in the Barclays LawTech Eagle Lab. Her involvement with the SEO London annual student workshop, where she delivered a talk on legal technology and innovation, illustrates her commitment to educating the next generation of lawyers on the world of legal tech.  At Clifford Chance she is leading the Create pillar of the firm’s Innovation & Best Delivery Programme, focusing on preparing us for the future of legal services through the exploration of potential disruptors and new ways of working.

Other Winners

Professional Services

Priya Lele

Legal Operations Lead, Client Solutions, UK, US & EMEA, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Co-founder She Breaks the Law

Academia & Education

Dr. Helena Haapio

Associate Professor of Business Law, University of Vaasa, Adjunct Professor of Proactive Law and Contract Design, University of Lapland & Contract Strategist, Lexpert