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Women in Business Law Awards Americas 2021: shortlist revealed

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The Women in Business Law Awards is excited to present its shortlist for the 2021 Americas Awards

The Women in Business Law Awards has released the full list of finalists for its 2021 Americas awards.

The awards bring together the whole of the Americas to recognise the leading women lawyers on both continents and celebrate the law firms that have launched impressive initiatives to promote diversity and women in the practice of law.

Winners will be announced on June 10 2021.

A preview of the practice area and Rising Star finalists can be found below, but the full list of the finalists for all is available on the awards website. The Women in Business Law Awards research team carefully selected each finalist after a thorough research period which included an analysis of direct submissions, followed by interviews with law firms and in-house teams, client feedback, and much deliberation.

Individual practitioners and Rising Stars are judged not only on the complexity of the work the nominees completed in 2020, but also on their advocacy, influence, and thought leadership in relation to the promotion of women in the practice of law and within their practice area specialisms.

Law firm initiatives are recognised across various categories, including for gender diversity and work-life balance.

All of the work accepted for shortlisting closed during the research period, which was from January 1 to December 31 2020. The awards do not recognise cases, deals or transactions completed outside of the research period.

If you have any questions regarding our research process, please contact John Harrison: john.harrison@legalmediagroup.com

The Women in Business Law Awards will be announcing the winners on June 10 through a virtual awards presentation, followed by write-ups and analysis of all the most significant work. To find out more – and to find out how you can promote your success – please contact Rebecca Synnott: Rebecca.synnott@euromoneyny.com

Preview of the Women in Business Law Awards Americas 2021 shortlist:

Copyright Lawyer of the Year

Antonella Carminatti - Barbosa Müssnich Aragão

Gina Shishima - Norton Rose Fulbright

Giselle Reuben - BLP Legal

Iris V Quadrio - Marval O'Farrell Mairal

Lynda Zadra-Symes - Knobbe Martens

Susan Natland - Knobbe Martens

Patent Lawyer of the Year

Anne M Cappella - Weil Gotshal & Manges

Ching-Lee Fukuda - Sidley Austin

Kamleh Nicola - Baker McKenzie

Marina Hurtado - Baker McKenzie

Melissa Hunter-Ensor - Greenberg Traurig

Saina Shamilov - Fenwick & West

Urszula Wojityra - Smart & Biggar

Yoon Kang - Smart & Biggar

Trademark Lawyer of the Year

Christina (Tina) L Martini - McDermott Will & Emery

Christina Licursi - Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks

Giselle Reuben - BLP Legal

Iris V Quadrio - Marval O’Farrell Mairal

Jessica Lynn Falk - Weil Gotshal & Manges

Lynda Zadra-Symes - Knobbe Martens

Stephanie Vaccari - Baker McKenzie

Susan Natland - Knobbe Martens

IP Rising Star

Alexia Bedat - Klaris Law

Anel Aguilar - BLP Legal

Ariadna Galvez - Dumont

Kamilah Holder - Pryor Cashman

Lilian Ghitnick Arcalji - Barbosa Müssnich Aragão

Noelle Engle-Hardy - Smart & Biggar

Yuliana Salamanca - Baker McKenzie

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