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Americas Women in Business Law Awards: 2016 winners

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The best female lawyers from across the Americas congregated at Essex House last night to celebrate Euromoney Legal Media Group’s fifth annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards

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Victoria Espinel, BSA

The audience of in-house and private practice attorneys gathered to celebrate the achievements of those firms setting the standard in terms of female-friendly work practices, and women leading the field in the legal sector across the Americas. Guests heard speeches from the outstanding practitioner winner Hilarie Bass of Greenberg Traurig and a keynote speech from Victoria Espinel, president and CEO of BSA The Software Alliance, and formerly President Obama’s first advisor on intellectual property.

In the firm categories, O’Melveny & Myers was named best international firm for women in business law, and also received the prize for best international firm for gender diversity and work-life balance. In other international categories, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe collected the award for best mentoring program, Latham & Watkins was named best innovative international firm, Weil Gotshal & Manges was rewarded for being the best firm for diversity and White & Case picked up the award for best international firm for talent management.

A full list of winners is detailed below. For more information, please contact Alissa Rozen on arozen@euromoneyny.com .


INDIVIDUAL AWARDS


WIBL NY 2016 group

Best in antitrust/competition

Yvonne Quinn, Sullivan & Cromwell

Best in aviation

Anita Mosner, Holland & Knight

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

Ank Santens, White & Case

Best in copyright

Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks, Proskauer Rose

Best in corporate governance

Holly Gregory, Sidley Austin

Best in energy, natural resources & mining

Patricia Hammes, Shearman & Sterling

Best in environment

Lynn Grayson, Jenner & Block

Best in financial regulation

Camille Orme, Sullivan & Cromwell

Best in insolvency & restructuring

Madlyn Gleich Primoff, Kaye Scholer

WIBL NY 2016 room

Best in insurance & reinsurance

Donna Vobornik, Dentons

Best in investment Funds

Rebecca Silberstein, Debevoise & Plimpton

Best in labor & employment

Elise Bloom, Proskauer Rose

Best in life sciences

Lori Cohen, Greenberg Traurig

Best in litigation

Sandra Goldstein, Cravath Swaine & Moore

Best in media & entertainment

Ruth Fisher, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Best in mergers and acquisitions

Sharon Flanagan, Sidley Austin

Best in patent

Mika Mayer, Morrison & Foerster

Best in private equity

Margaret Andrews Davenport, Debevoise & Plimpton

Best in real estate

Mary Murphy, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Best in structured finance (incl securitization & derivatives)

Elizabeth Hardin, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Best in tax

Lauren Angelilli, Cravath Swaine & Moore

Best in tax dispute resolution

Barbara Kaplan, Greenberg Traurig

Best in technology

Cynthia Hess, Fenwick & West

Best in trademark

Susan Heller, Greenberg Traurig

Best in transfer pricing

Kim Marie Boylan, White & Case

WIBL NY 2016 women group

Best in wealth management

Carlyn McCaffrey, McDermott Will & Emery

Rising star: Corporate

Ting Chen, Cravath Swaine & Moore

Rising star: Finance

Manu Gayatrinath, Latham & Watkins

Rising star: IP

Karla Islas, Dumont Bergman Bider & Co

Rising star: Litigation

Stacy Nettleton, Weil Gotshal & Manges

Rising star: Tax

Sarah Ralph, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Best corporate lawyer in Latin America

Corina Bove, Guyer & Regules

Best finance lawyer in Latin America

Carolina Zang, Zang Bergel & Viñes Abogados

Best intellectual property lawyer in Latin America

Marcela Ejnisman, TozziniFreire Advogados

Best litigator in Latin America

Fanny Rodríguez, Arias & Muñoz

Best tax lawyer in Latin America

Rocío Liu, Miranda & Amado


REGIONAL AWARDS


Latin America

Best firm in Argentina

Marval O’Farrell & Mairal

Best firm in Brazil

Siqueira Castro Advogados

Best firm in Central Americas

Arias & Muñoz

Best firm in Chile

CorreaGubbins

Best firm in Colombia

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Best firm in Ecuador

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce Abogados

Best firm in Mexico

Dumont Bergman Bider & Co

Best firm in Panama

Arias & Muñoz

Best firm in Peru

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Best firm in Uruguay

Hughes & Hughes

Best firm in Venezuela

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

North America

Best firm in Canada

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Best firm in US Midwest

Sidley Austin

Best firm in US Northeast

Norton Rose Fulbright

Best firm in US South

Squire Patton Boggs

Best firm in US West

Holland & Knight


IN-HOUSE AWARDS


Benchmark Litigation in-house award

Tonja De Sloover, Energy Transfer

International Financial Law Review in-house award

Laura Schisgall, Société Générale

International Tax Review in-house award

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Wal-Mart Stores

Managing IP in-house award

Nancy Raber, Yahoo

Best in-house team (over 50 lawyers)

The Gap

Best in-house team (under 50 lawyers)

Lyft

Outstanding practitioner award

Hilarie Bass, Greenberg Traurig

Lifetime achievement award

Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil, US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York


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)

McCarthy Tétrault

Best gender diversity initiative by international firm

O'Melveny & Myers

Best international firm Latin America practice

Shearman & Sterling

Most innovative international firm

Latham & Watkins

Best firm for diversity (Latin America)

Beretta Godoy

Best firm for diversity (North America)

Richards Kibbe & Orbe

Best international firm for diversity

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Best national mentoring program (Latin America)

Siqueira Castro Advogados

Best national mentoring program (North America)

Fenwick & West

Best international mentoring program

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

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

Beretta Godoy

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

McCarthy Tétrault

Best international firm for work-life balance

O'Melveny & Myers

Best national firm for pro bono work (Latin America)

TozziniFreire Advogados

Best national firm for pro bono work (North America)

Fenwick & West

Best international firm for pro bono work

Dechert

Best national firm for talent management (Latin America)

Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Advogados

Best national firm for talent management (North America)

Haynes and Boone

Best international firm for talent management

White & Case

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

Beretta Godoy

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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