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Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2018: winners announced

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The best women lawyers in the Americas gathered at the JW Marriott Essex House hotel in New York last night to celebrate the achievements of women across firms, practice areas and jurisdictions.

The seventh annual Euromoney Legal Media Group Women in Business Law awards brought together in-house and private practice lawyers to recognise the individuals, teams and firms setting a new standard in progressive work practices and leading the way in their field.

O’Melveny & Myers retained its position as the best international firm for women in business law for the third year in a row, while Dentons took home the most innovative international firm award.

Elsewhere, Dale Ponder of Osler Hoskin & Harcourt was awarded the lifetime achievement award, and Diageo and Cheddar received the in-house team trophies.

Congratulations to all the winners. The full list is below.

Individual Awards

Best in antitrust/competition

Renata Hesse

Sullivan & Cromwell


Best in aviation

Alina Nassar

Nassar Abogados


Best in banking & finance (inc. project finance)

Stephanie Teicher

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


Best in capital markets

Roxane Reardon

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


Best in commercial arbitration

Jennifer McCandless

Sidley Austin


Best in copyright

Dale Cendali

Kirkland & Ellis

Best in corporate governance

Doreen Lilienfeld

Shearman & Sterling


Best in energy, natural resources & mining

Karen Wong

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy


Best in environment

Loyti Cheng

Davis Polk & Wardwell


Best in financial regulation

Camille Orme

Sullivan & Cromwell



Best in insolvency & restructuring

Natasha Labovitz

Debevoise & Plimpton


Best in insurance & reinsurance

Mary Beth Forshaw

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett



Best in investment Funds

Nora Jordan

Davis Polk & Wardwell


Best in labor & employment

Elise Bloom

Proskauer Rose


Best in life sciences

Yoon Kang

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh


Best in litigation

Sharon Nelles

Sullivan & Cromwell


Best in media & entertainment

Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks

Proskauer Rose

Best in mergers and acquisitions

Alison Ressler

Sullivan & Cromwell

Best in patent

Jane Love

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Best in private equity

Taurie Zeitzer

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison         


Best in real estate

Lisa Brill

Shearman & Sterling


Best in structured finance (incl securitization & derivatives)

Anna Pinedo

Mayer Brown


Best in tax

Erika Nijenhuis

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Best in tax dispute resolution

Michelle Ferreira

Greenberg Traurig

Best in technology

Vivian Hanson

Morrison & Foerster


Best in trademark

Karen Webb

Fenwick & West

Best in transfer pricing

Larissa Neumann

Fenwick & West


Best in wealth management

Linda Hirschson

Greenberg Traurig

RISING STAR WINNERS

Rising star: Corporate

Ting Chen

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Rising star: Finance

Sarah Payne

Sullivan & Cromwell

Rising star: IP

Urszula Wojtyra

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Rising star: Litigation

Laura Oswell

Sullivan & Cromwell

Rising star: Tax

Kara Mungovan

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Country Winners

Latin America


Argentina

Zang Bergel & Viñes Abogados


Brazil

Siqueira Castro Advogados


Central Americas

Arias


Chile

Carey


Colombia

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados


Ecuador

Ferrere


Mexico

Dumont Bergman Bider & Co


Panama

Arias


Peru

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano


Uruguay

Guyer & Regules


Venezuela

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

North America

Canada

Bereskin & Parr


US Midwest

Dentons


US Northeast

Debevoise & Plimpton


US South

Squire Patton Boggs


US West

Holland & Knight



Firm Awards

Best gender diversity initiative by national firm (Latin America)

Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Advogados


Best gender diversity initiative by national firm (North America)

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt


Best gender diversity initiative by international firm

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Best international firm Latin America practice

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Most innovative international firm

Dentons


Best firm for diversity (Latin America)

Beretta Godoy



Best firm for diversity (North America)

Holland & Knight

Best international firm for diversity

Weil Gotshal & Manges


Best national mentoring program (Latin America)

Marval O’Farrell & Mairal


Best national mentoring program (North America)

Fenwick & West


Best international mentoring program

O’Melveny & Myers


Best national firm for work-life balance (Latin America)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados


Best national firm for work-life balance (North America)

Fish & Richardson


Best international firm for work-life balance

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCoy


Best national firm for pro bono work (Latin America)

Arias


Best national firm for pro bono work (North America)

Fenwick & West


Best international firm for pro bono work

Weil Gotshal & Manges


Best national firm for talent management (Latin America)

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados


Best national firm for talent management (North America)

Fish & Richardson


Best international firm for talent management

White & Case


Best national firm for women in business law (Latin America)

Marval O’Farrell & Mairal

Best national firm for women in business law (North America)

Fish & Richardson


Best international firm for women in business law

O’Melveny & Myers

In-house/Individual categories

Outstanding practitioner

Elizabeth Weiswasser

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Lifetime achievement

Dale Ponder

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt


Best corporate lawyer in Latin America

Geraldine Ifrán

Ferrere

Best finance lawyer in Latin America

Ana Mercedes López

Arias

Best intellectual property lawyer in Latin America

Iris Quadrio

Marval O’Farrell & Mairal


Best litigator in Latin America

Cristiane Romano

Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Advogados


Best tax lawyer in Latin America

Daniella Zagari

Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Advogados

Benchmark Litigation in-house award

Karen Seymour

Goldman Sachs

International Financial Law Review in-house award

Stella Belvisi

Airbus Americas

International Tax Review in-house award

Bernadette Pinamount

Vertex

Managing IP in-house award

Kelly Koyama-Garcia

Louis Vuitton Americas

In-house team of the year (over 50 lawyers)

Diageo


In-house team of the year (under 50 lawyers)

Cheddar

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