The Top 250 Women in IP 2020
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The Top 250 Women in IP 2020

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Managing IP reveals this year's leading female IP practitioners in private practice

Welcome to the 2020 edition of Managing IP's Top 250 Women in IP.

This special publication, which we launched in 2013, recognises some of the senior female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year. 

This year’s list features more than 30 jurisdictions and different regions of the world. The research was conducted by the research analysts for our sister publication, IP STARS. Below the list is a summary of the methodology. 

This list is among the research results we have announced for the 2020 edition of IP STARS. We have more 2020 edition results to announce in the coming weeks and months; for example, the firm rankings for patent work will be published in June, while the Corporate IP Stars list (for in-house practitioners) will be revealed in July. Read about all the rankings for this year here

We know there are other senior practitioners who deserve to be featured in the MIP Top 250 Women publication. If you have questions, feedback or suggestions, please send them directly to our research team at research@managingip.com and we will consider them next year. 

Congratulations to all the practitioners who made this year’s list.

Name

Firm

Country

Raquel Flanzbaum

Berton Moreno + Ojam

Argentina

Iris V Quadrio

Marval O’Farrell & Mairal

Argentina

Sue Gilchrist

Herbert Smith Freehills

Australia

Marion Heathcote

Davies Collison Cave

Australia

Joanne Martin

FB Rice

Australia

Cate Nagy

King & Wood Mallesons

Australia

Siabon Seet

Gilbert + Tobin

Australia

Kellech Smith

Ashurst

Australia

Miriam Stiel

Allens

Australia

Alyssa Telfer

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Australia

Nele D'Halleweyn 

Arnold & Siedsma

Belgium

Carina Gommers

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Belgium

Florence Verhoestraete

NautaDutilh

Belgium

Isabella Cardozo

Daniel Law

Brazil

Laetitia M d'Hanens

Gusmão & Labrunie

Brazil

Liliane Roriz

Licks Attorneys

Brazil

Elisabeth Siemsen do Amaral

Dannemann Siemsen

Brazil

Melanie Baird

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Canada

Janice M Bereskin

Bereskin & Parr

Canada

Shelagh Carnegie

Gowling WLG

Canada

Georgina S Danzig

Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus

Canada

Julie Desrosiers

Fasken

Canada

Alison Hayman

Cassels Brock & Blackwell

Canada

Dominique Hussey

Bennett Jones

Canada

Yoon Kang

Smart & Biggar

Canada

Eileen M McMahon

Torys

Canada

Lisa Melanson

McCarthy Tétrault

Canada

Jordana Sanft

Norton Rose Fulbright

Canada

Donna White

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Canada

Justine Wiebe

Borden Ladner Gervais

Canada

Ariela Agosin

Albagli Zaliasnik

Chile

Zhen Feng

Hogan Lovells

China

Changxin Lei

Liu Shen & Associates

China

Jan Liu

LexField Law Offices

China

Haiyan Ren

Wanhuida Intellectual Property

China

Tian Tian

Fangda Partners

China

Xiaoli Yang

King & Wood Mallesons

China

Christine Yiu

Bird & Bird

China

Alicia Lloreda

Lloreda Camacho & Co

Colombia

Sidsel Hauge

AWA

Denmark

Lone Prehn

Zacco

Denmark

Nina Ringen

Lundgrens

Denmark

Katja Sørensen

Plougmann Vingtoft

Denmark

Orietta Blanco

Miniño Abogados

Dominican Republic

Maria C Romoleroux

CorralRosales

Ecuador

Hanna-Maija Elo

Properta Attorneys

Finland

Åsa Krook

Borenius

Finland

Johanna Lilja

Roschier

Finland

Jonna Sahlin

Boco IP

Finland

Laëtitia Bénard

Allen & Overy

France

Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan

Bird & Bird

France

Catherine Mateu

Armengaud Guerlain

France

Amandine Métier

Hoyng Rokh Monegier Véron

France

Cyra Nargolwalla

Plasseraud IP

France

Natalia Berryman

Vossius & Partner

Germany

Olga Bezzubova

Jones Day

Germany

Christine Kanz

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Germany

Margret Knitter

SKW Schwarz

Germany

Sandra Pohlman

df-mp

Germany

Karin Sandberg

Harmsen Utescher

Germany

Anne K Schön

Hoffmann Eitle

Germany

Cordula Schumacher

Arnold Ruess

Germany

Dorothea von Renesse

König Szynka Tilmann von Renesse

Germany

Anna Wolters-Höhne

Bird & Bird

Germany

Miranda Theodoridou

Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou & Partners

Greece

Gabriela Kennedy

Mayer Brown

Hong Kong SAR

Isabella F C Liu

Baker McKenzie

Hong Kong SAR

Alison Wong

Bird & Bird

Hong Kong SAR

Catherine Zheng

Deacons

Hong Kong SAR

Eszter Szakács

Danubia

Hungary

Ásdís Magnúsdóttir

Arnason Faktor

Iceland

Monica Datta

Saikrishna & Associates

India

Niti Dewan

RK Dewan & Co

India

Samta Mehra

Remfry & Sagar

India

Konpal Rae

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

India

Priya Rao

K & S Partners

India

Archana Shanker

Anand & Anand

India

Bitika Sharma

Singh & Singh

India

Smriti Yadav

Khaitan & Co

India

Prudence Jahja

Januar Jahja & Partners

Indonesia

Nidya Kalangie

SKC Law

Indonesia

Lisa Yong

Rouse

Indonesia

Maureen Daly

Beauchamps

Ireland

Aoife Murphy

Whitney Moore

Ireland

Laura Scott

William Fry

Ireland

Hazel Tunney

Tomkins

Ireland

Dor Cohen Zedek

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Israel

Karen Elburg

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Israel

Tamar Morag-Sela

Reinhold Cohn & Partners

Israel

Hadassa Waterman

Ehrlich Group

Israel

Cynthia Webb

Luthi + Webb

Israel

Franca Acuto

Jacobacci & Partners

Italy

Mariangela Bogni

IP Law Galli

Italy

Donatella Capelli

Trevisan & Cuonzo

Italy

Elisabetta Papa

Società Italiana Brevetti (SIB)

Italy

Mami Hino

Abe Ikubo & Katayama

Japan

Minako Matsuyama

Yuasa and Hara

Japan

Mitsuko Miyagawa

TMI Associates

Japan

Tomoe Takahashi

Hogan Lovells

Japan

Lorna Mbatia

CFL Advocates

Kenya

Karen Abraham

Shearn Delamore & Co

Malaysia

Kherk Y Chew

Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

Malaysia

Charmayne Ong Poh Yin

Skrine

Malaysia

Laura Collada

Dumont

Mexico

Heidi Lindner

Arochi & Lindner

Mexico

Penny Catley

Baldwins Intellectual Property

New Zealand

Lynell T Huria

AJ Park

New Zealand

Uche Nwokocha

Aluko & Oyebode

Nigeria

Uwa Ohiku

Jackson Etti & Edu

Nigeria

Ida Gjessing

Gjessing Reimers

Norway

Celine V Jørgensen

Bryn Aarflot

Norway

Camilla Vislie

Thommessen

Norway

Audrey Williams

Estudio Benedetti

Panama

Adriana Barrera

BARLAW - Barrera & Asociados

Peru

María del Carmen Alvarado

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano

Peru

Izabella Dudek-Urbanowicz

Patpol

Poland

Anna Pompe

Wardyński & Partners

Poland

Dorota Rzążewska

JWP

Poland

Elżbieta Traple

Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy

Poland

Dina M Pereira Soares

AG da Cunha Ferreira

Portugal

Ana-Maria Baciu

Simion & Baciu

Romania

Raluca Vasilescu

Cabinet M Oproiu

Romania

Marina I Drel

Gowling WLG

Russia

Natalia Gulyaeva

Hogan Lovells

Russia

Catherine Lee

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Singapore

Pei Lin Low

Allen & Gledhill

Singapore

Michelle S H Ng

Donaldson & Burkinshaw

Singapore

Francine Tan

Francine Tan Law Corporation

Singapore

Yvonne Tang

Drew & Napier

Singapore

Lorraine Tay

Bird & Bird ATMD

Singapore

Winnie Tham

Amica Law

Singapore

Nicky Garnett

Adams & Adams

South Africa

Megan Reimers

Spoor & Fisher

South Africa

Gaelyn Scott

ENSafrica

South Africa

Young Sun Jung

FirstLaw PC

South Korea

Jihyun Kim

Bae Kim & Lee

South Korea

Ann Nam-Yeon Kwon

Kim & Chang

South Korea

Seo-young Lee

Nam & Nam

South Korea

Keum N Park

Lee & Ko

South Korea

Laura Alonso

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Spain

Mireia Curell

Curell Suñol

Spain

Imogen Fowler

Hogan Lovells

Spain

Montserrat Jané

ZBM Patents & Trademarks

Spain

Carolina Pina Sánchez

Garrigues

Spain

Verena von Bomhard

BomhardIP

Spain

Camilla Hamrin

Groth & Co

Sweden

Helena W Öström

Westerberg & Partners

Sweden

Karin Westerberg

Sandart & Partners

Sweden

Andrea Carreira

Rentsch Partner

Switzerland

Lara Dorigo

Lenz & Staehelin

Switzerland

Barbara K Müller

Wild Schnyder

Switzerland

Susanna Ruder

Hepp Wenger Ryffel

Switzerland

Crystal J Chen

Tsai Lee & Chen

Taiwan

Gloria Lu

Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

Taiwan

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

Tilleke & Gibbins

Thailand

Say Sujintaya

Baker McKenzie

Thailand

Laura Fresco

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Netherlands

Maria-Gemma Huijnen

Chiever

Netherlands

Judith Krens

Taylor Wessing

Netherlands

Manon Rieger-Jansen

Bird & Bird

Netherlands

Divina Ilas-Panganiban

Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

Philippines

Nükhet S Coral

Deris

Turkey

Özge A Karakulak

Gün + Partners

Turkey

Rachel Alexander

Wiggin

England

Nicola Dagg

Kirkland & Ellis

England

Penny Gilbert

Powell Gilbert

England

Susan Kirsch

Carpmaels & Ransford

England

Carrollanne Lindley

Kilburn & Strode

England

Morag Macdonald

Bird & Bird

England

Fiona Nicolson

Bristows

England

Marjan Noor

Allen & Overy

England

Emma Pitcher

Boult Wade Tennant

England

Alexandra Pygall

Stephenson Harwood

England

Arty Rajendra

Osborne Clarke

England

Charlotte Weekes

Pinsent Masons

England

Catherine Wiseman

Barker Brettell

England

Alison Bryce

Dentons

Scotland

Sara Holder

Rouse

UAE

Joycia Young

Clyde & Co

UAE

Sally Abel

Fenwick & West

USA

Meredith M Addy

AddyHart

USA

Andrea Anderson

Holland & Hart

USA

Erika H Arner

Finnegan

USA

Karen A Ash

Katten Muchin Rosenman

USA

Leora Ben-Ami

Kirkland & Ellis

USA

Shannon Bloodworth

Perkins Coie

USA

Juanita Brooks

Fish & Richardson

USA

Cristina Carvalho

Arent Fox

USA

Dale Cendali

Kirkland & Ellis

USA

Pamela Church

Baker McKenzie

USA

Lisabeth Coakley

Harness Dickey & Pierce

USA

Sarah C Columbia

McDermott Will & Emery

USA

Mandy W Decker

Stites & Harbison

USA

Bindu Donovan

Desmarais

USA

Daralyn Durie

Durie Tangri

USA

Tracy-Gene Durkin

Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

USA

Dianne Elderkin

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

USA

Eldora Ellison

Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

USA

Lisa Ferri

Mayer Brown

USA

Barbara Fiacco

Foley Hoag

USA

Ching-Lee Fukuda

Sidley Austin

USA

Lori Gordon

King & Spalding

USA

Lisa Haile

DLA Piper

USA

Susan Heller

Greenberg Traurig

USA

Elizabeth Holland

Goodwin Procter

USA

Annette Hurst

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

USA

Sharon Israel

Shook Hardy & Bacon

USA

Karen A Jacobs

Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell

USA

Brenda Jarrell

Choate Hall & Stewart

USA

Lynn Jordan

Kelly IP

USA

Heidi Keefe

Cooley

USA

Heather Kissling

Marshall Gerstein & Borun

USA

Sherry Knowles

Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies

USA

Anna Kuhn

Pirkey Barber

USA

Eleanor Lackman

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

USA

Teresa Lavoie

Fish & Richardson

USA

Lori Lesser

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

USA

Jane Love

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

USA

Victoria Maroulis

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

USA

Mika Mayer

Cooley

USA

Kathleen McCarthy

King & Spalding

USA

Leslie McDonell

Finnegan

USA

Linda McLeod

Kelly IP

USA

Sonal Mehta

WilmerHale

USA

Salima Merani

Knobbe Martens

USA

Susan Natland

Knobbe Martens

USA

Deanna T Okun

Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg

USA

Purvi Patel Albers

Haynes and Boone

USA

Lisa Pearson

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

USA

Lisa Pensabene

O'Melveny & Myers

USA

Jill Pietrini

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

USA

Lisa Pirozzolo

WilmerHale

USA

Catherine Polizzi

Morrison & Foerster

USA

Kecia Reynolds

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

USA

Michelle Rhyu

Cooley

USA

Li-Hsien Rin-Laures

RinLaures

USA

Stefani Shanberg

Morrison & Foerster

USA

Jennifer Sklenar

Arnold & Porter

USA

Susan Smith

Hunton Andrews Kurth

USA

Claudia Stangle

Leydig Voit & Mayer

USA

Allison Strickland Ricketts

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

USA

Monica R Talley

Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

USA

Colleen Tracy James

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

USA

Rhonda Trotter

Arnold & Porter

USA

Anita Varma

White & Case

USA

Elizabeth Weiswasser

Weil Gotshal & Manges

USA

Dorothy Whelan

Fish & Richardson

USA

Amy Wigmore

WilmerHale

USA

Virginia Cervieri

Cervieri Monsuárez

Uruguay

Linh Thi Mai Nguyen

Tilleke & Gibbins

Vietnam




Methodology

The senior female practitioners recognised this year were selected from our general IP Stars list for 2020, which can be found on ipstars.com.

When deciding who to select for the Top 250 Women in IP list, we took account of all the available research information obtained for the 2020 edition of IP STARS and Managing IP Awards. There is no special form or survey for individuals to complete in order to be considered, and we can select any individual based on our independent research findings.

All our rankings are subject to change each year. Learn more about our research methodology here.

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