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Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2019 – winners announced

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

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

The packed audience heard from the outstanding practitioner winner Stephanie Breslow of Schulte Roth & Zabel, and Ilene Knable Gotts of Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz who took home the lifetime achievement prize.

The three biggest awards of the night saw O'Melveny & Myers, Fenwick & West and Marval O'Farrell & Mairal receive trophies for best firm for women in business law in the international, national and Latin American categories respectively.

PRACTICE AREA AWARDS

Best in antitrust/competition

Rebecca Farrington
White & Case

Best in aviation

Abby Bried
Jenner & Block

Best in banking & finance (inc. project finance)

Tatiana Lapushchik
Cravath Swaine & Moore

Best in capital markets

Sarah Solum
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Best in commercial arbitration

Carolyn Lamm
White & Case

Best in copyright

Daralyn Durie
Durie Tangri

Best in corporate governance

PJ Himelfarb
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Best in energy, natural resources & mining

Julie Mayo
Norton Rose Fulbright

Best in environment

Jana McLean
Iris Legal Law

Best in financial regulation

Barbara Mendelson
Morrison & Foerster

Best in insolvency & restructuring

Marcia Goldstein
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Best in insurance & reinsurance

Camila Calais
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Best in investment Funds

Amran Hussein
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Best in labor & employment

Lynne Hermle
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Best in life sciences

Eileen McMahon
Torys

Best in litigation

Sharon Nelles
Sullivan & Cromwell

Best in media & entertainment

Susan Williams
Paul Hastings

Best in mergers and acquisitions

Faiza Saeed
Cravath Swaine & Moore

Best in patent

Juanita Brooks
Fish & Richardson

Best in private equity

Marni Lerner
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Best in real estate

Kimberly Brown Blacklow
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Best in structured finance (incl securitization & derivatives)

Yan Zhang
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Best in tax

Karen Gilbreath Sowell
EY

Best in tax dispute resolution

Kim Boylan
White & Case

Best in technology

Carrie LeRoy
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Best in trademark

Laura Popp-Rosenberg
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

Best in transfer pricing

Jill Weise
Duff & Phelps

Best in wealth management

Diana Zeydel
Greenberg Traurig

Best in white collar crime

Sarah Coyne
Weil Gotshal & Manges


INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Outstanding practitioner

Stephanie Breslow
Schulte Roth & Zabel

Lifetime achievement

Ilene Knable Gotts
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Best corporate lawyer in Latin America

Corina Bove
Guyer & Regules

Best finance lawyer in Latin America

Myriam Barahona
Morales & Besa

Best intellectual property lawyer in Latin America

Alicia Lloreda Ricaurte
Lloreda Camacho & Co

Best litigator in Latin America

Carolina Posada
Posse Herrera Ruiz

Best tax lawyer in Latin America

Daniella Zagari
Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Advogados

Rising star: Corporate

Constanza Rodríguez
Philippi Prietocarrizosa DU & Uría

Rising star: Finance

Janine Jjingo
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Rising star: IP

Jennifer Ponton
Borden Ladner Gervais

Rising star: Litigation

Susannah Geltman
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Rising star: Tax

Juliana Dutra da Rosa
Stocche Forbes Advogados


COUNTRY WINNERS

Latin America

Argentina

Zang Bergel & Viñes Abogados

Brazil

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Central Americas

BLP Legal

Chile

Carey

Colombia

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados

Ecuador

Ferrere

Mexico

Dumont Bergman Bider & Co

Panama

Arias

Peru

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Uruguay

Guyer & Regules

Venezuela

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

North America

Canada

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

US Midwest

Sidley Austin

US Northeast

Debevoise & Plimpton

US South

Squire Patton Boggs

US West

Fenwick & West

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

Most innovative international firm

Dentons

Best firm for diversity (Latin America)

Beretta Godoy

Best national firm for diversity (North America)

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

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)

Ferrere

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

Fish & Richardson

Best international firm for work-life balance

Milbank

Best national firm for pro bono work (Latin America)

BLP

Best national firm for pro bono work (North America)

Fenwick & West

Best international firm for pro bono work

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

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)

Fenwick & West

Best international firm for women in business law

O'Melveny & Myers

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