Americas Women in Business Law Awards: 2014 winners
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Americas Women in Business Law Awards: 2014 winners

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

Carol Frohlinger, co-founder of Negotiating Women, gave the keynote speech to an audience of in-house and private practice lawyers who had 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 also heard statements and speeches from the outstanding practitioner winner Kathleen Sullivan of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and the lifetime achievement winner Judge Carol Bagley Amon.



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 mentoring program. In other international categories, Latham & Watkins collected the award for most innovative firm, Morrison & Foerster was named the best firm for work-life balance, Davis Polk & Wardwell was rewarded for the best gender diversity initiative 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 Stephanie Stevenson.


INDIVIDUAL AWARDS


Best in antitrust/competition

Christine Varney, Cravath Swaine & Moore

Best in aviation

Anita Mosner, Holland & Knight

Best in banking & finance (inc. project finance)

Jennifer Hobbs, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Best in capital markets

Stacy Kanter, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Best in commercial arbitration

Julie Bédard, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Best in copyright

Annette Hurst, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Best in corporate governance

Alison Ressler, Sullivan & Cromwell

Best in energy, natural resources & mining

Karen Wong, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Best in environment

Adriana Mathias Baptista, TozziniFreire Advogados

Best in financial regulation

Sharon Nelles, Sullivan & Cromwell

Best in insolvency & restructuring

Carole Neville, Dentons

Best in insurance & reinsurance

Robin Cohen, Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman

Best in investment funds

Kathleen Walsh, Latham & Watkins

Best in labor & employment

Elise Bloom, Proskauer Rose

Best in life sciences

Elizabeth Holland, Kenyon & Kenyon

Best in litigation

Judy Barrasso, Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver

Best in media & entertainment

Randi Singer, Weil Gotshal & Manges

Best in mergers and acquisitions

Catherine Dargan, Covington & Burling

Best in patent

Rachel Krevans, Morrison & Foerster

Best in private equity

Eileen Nugent, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Best in real estate

Janis Boyarsky Schiff, Holland & Knight

Best in structured finance (incl securitization & derivatives)

Laura Palma, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Best in tax

Erika Nijenhuis, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Best in tax dispute resolution

Jennifer Fuller, Fenwick & West

Best in trademark

Dale Cendali, Kirkland & Ellis

Best in transfer pricing

Patricia Gimbel Lewis, Caplin & Drysdale

Best in wealth management

Diana Zeydel,Greenberg Traurig

Best corporate lawyer in Latin America

Claudia Barrero, Prietocarrizosa

Best finance lawyer in Latin America

María Gabriela Grigioni, PAGBAM

Best intellectual property lawyer in Latin America

Laura Collada, Dumont Bergman Bider & Co

Best litigator in Latin America

Eliane Cristina Carvalho, Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Best tax lawyer in Latin America

Carolina Flores, Arias & Muñoz

Rising star: corporate

Harriet Pearson, Hogan Lovells

Rising star: IP

Kristen Fancher, Greenberg Traurig

Rising star: litigation

Catherine Schumacher, Kaye Scholer

Rising star: tax

Amy Rubin, Weil Gotshal & Manges


REGIONAL AWARDS

Latin America

Argentina

Beretta Godoy

Brazil

Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Advogados

Central Americas

Arias & Muñoz

Chile

CorreaGubbins

Colombia

Prietocarrizosa

Ecuador

Romero Arteta Ponce Abogados

Mexico

Dumont Bergman Bider & Co

Panama

Arias & Muñoz

Peru

Delmar Ugarte Abogados

Uruguay

Hughes & Hughes

Venezuela

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

North America

Canada

Cassells Brock & Blackwell

US Midwest

Dentons

US Northeast

Latham & Watkins

US South

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver

US West

Sullivan & Cromwell

IN-HOUSE AWARDS


Benchmark Litigation in-house award

Ellen Agress, News Corporation

IFLR in-house award

Leslie Gardner, JPMorgan

Managing IP in-house award

Sarah Deutsch, Verizon

International Tax Review in-house award

Sarah McGill, PepsiCo


Best in-house team (over 50 lawyers)

Google

Best in-house team (under 50 lawyers)

Questcor Pharmaceuticals


Outstanding practitioner award

Kathleen Sullivan, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Lifetime achievement award

Judge Carol Bagley Amon, Chief Judge, US District Court for the Eastern 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

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Best international firm Latin America practice

Shearman & Sterling

Most innovative international firm

Latham & Watkins

Best firm for diversity (Latin America)

Beretta Godoy

Best national firm for diversity (North America)

Haynes and Boone

Best international firm for diversity

Sidley Austin

Best national mentoring program (Latin America)

TozziniFreire Advogados

Best national mentoring program (North America)

Fenwick & West

Best international mentoring program

O’Melveny & Myers

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

Galicia Abogados

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

McCarthy Tétrault

Best international firm for work-life balance

Morrison & Foerster

Best national firm for pro bono work (Latin America)

PAGBAM

Best national firm for pro bono work (North America)

Fenwick & West

Best international firm for pro bono work

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Best national firm for talent management (Latin America)

Consortium

Best national firm for talent management (North America)

Thompson Hine

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)

McCarthy Tétrault

Best international firm for women in business law

O’Melveny & Myers

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