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The Top 250 Women in IP 2021

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

Welcome to the 2021 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 2021 edition of IP STARS. We have more 2021 edition content to announce in the coming weeks and months; for example, the Corporate IP Stars list (for in-house practitioners) will be revealed in September. Read about all the 2021 rankings here

If you have questions, feedback or suggestions, please send them to our research team. The team will commence the research for the 2022 edition in September.

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

Name

Jurisdiction

Iris V Quadrio

Argentina

Mercedes Bullrich

Argentina

Donna Short

Australia

Sarah Matheson

Australia

Lisa Ritson

Australia

Kate Haddock

Australia

Marion Heathcote

Australia

Rachel Hooke

Australia

Daneta Crump

Australia

Siabon Seet

Australia

Amanda Stark

Australia

Rebekah Gay

Australia

Kim O'Connell

Australia

Alyssa Telfer

Australia

Nele D'Halleweyn

Belgium

Ludivine Coulon

Belgium

Ann De Clercq

Belgium

Liesbeth Weynants

Belgium

Florence Verhoestraete

Belgium

Carina Gommers

Belgium

Isabel Milman

Brazil

Isabella Cardozo

Brazil

Elisabeth Siemsen do Amaral

Brazil

Laetitia Maria Alice d'Hanens

Brazil

Liliane Roriz

Brazil

Marianna Furtado de Mendonça

Brazil

Dominique Hussey

Canada

Janice M Bereskin

Canada

Melanie Baird

Canada

Justine Wiebe

Canada

Alison Hayman

Canada

Amalia Berg

Canada

D Lynne Watt

Canada

Lisa Melanson

Canada

Kristin Wall

Canada

May Cheng

Canada

Yoon Kang

Canada

Eileen McMahon

Canada

Christine Yiu

China

Spring Chang

China

Tian Tian

China

Lili Wu

China

Zhen (Katie) Feng

China

Tina Tai

China

Jan Liu

China

Bin Zhang

China

Linda Chang

China

Haiyan Ren

China

María Fernanda Castellanos

Colombia

Alicia Lloreda

Colombia

Anette Rasmussen

Denmark

Nina Ringen

Denmark

Ellen Breddam

Denmark

Camilla Rendal Nielsen

Denmark

Orietta Blanco

Dominican Republic

Maria Cecilia Romoleroux

Ecuador

Hanna-Maija Elo

Finland

Johanna Lilja

Finland

Laëtitia Bénard

France

Catherine Mateu

France

Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan

France

Aurélia Marie

France

Karina Dimidjian-Lecomte

France

Eléonore Gaspar

France

Sabine Agé

France

Sophie Havard Duclos

France

Cyra Nargolwalla

France

Hélène Stankoff

France

Sarah Bailey

France

Cordula Schumacher

Germany

Sandra Pohlman

Germany

Andrea Jaeger-Lenz

Germany

Anne Katrin Schön

Germany

Christine Kanz

Germany

Olga Bezzubova

Germany

Miriam Kiefer

Germany

Sophie Ertl

Germany

Natalia Berryman

Germany

Isabella F C Liu

Hong Kong SAR

Alison Wong

Hong Kong SAR

Catherine Zheng

Hong Kong SAR

Sui-Yi (Andrea) Fong

Hong Kong SAR

Eszter Szakács

Hungary

Archana Shanker

India

Namrata Chadha

India

Niti Dewan

India

Monica Datta

India

Prudence Jahja

Indonesia

Lisa Yong

Indonesia

Hazel Tunney

Ireland

Aoife Murphy

Ireland

Laura Scott

Ireland

Karen Elburg

Israel

Dor Cohen Zedek

Israel

Mariangela Bogni

Italy

Simona Lavagnini

Italy

Elisabetta Papa

Italy

Noemi Parrotta

Italy

Donatella Capelli

Italy

Mami Hino

Japan

Tomoe Takahashi

Japan

Mitsuko Miyagawa

Japan

Minako Matsuyama

Japan

Karen Abraham

Malaysia

Charmayne Ong Poh Yin

Malaysia

Heidi Lindner

Mexico

Laura Collada

Mexico

Maria-Gemma Huijnen

Netherlands

Laura Fresco

Netherlands

Anne Marie Verschuur

Netherlands

Judith Krens

Netherlands

Amanda Griffiths

New Zealand

Charlotte Henley

New Zealand

Emily Ellis

New Zealand

Chinyere Okorocha

Nigeria

Kristine Rekdal

Norway

Ida Gjessing

Norway

Kari Simonsen

Norway

Camilla Vislie

Norway

Anne Marie Sejersted

Norway

Audrey Williams

Panama

Gabriella Tejada de Britton

Panama

Adriana Barrera

Peru

Susan Villanueva

Philippines

Divina Ilas-Panganiban

Philippines

Dorota Rzążewska

Poland

Magdalena Tagowska

Poland

Raluca Vasilescu

Romania

Ana-Maria Baciu

Romania

Margarita Divina

Russia

Natalia Gulyaeva

Russia

Pei Lin Low

Singapore

Winnie Tham

Singapore

Lorraine Tay

Singapore

Catherine Lee

Singapore

Michelle Ng

Singapore

Yvonne Tang

Singapore

Mariëtte du Plessis

South Africa

Gaelyn Scott

South Africa

Megan Reimers

South Africa

Jihyun Kim

South Korea

Young Sun Jung

South Korea

Ann Nam-Yeon Kwon

South Korea

Keum Nang Park

South Korea

Seo-young Lee

South Korea

Verena von Bomhard

Spain

Carolina Pina Sánchez

Spain

Sonia Santos

Spain

Montserrat Jané

Spain

Camilla Hamrin

Sweden

Karin Westerberg

Sweden

Sara Sparring

Sweden

Helena Wassén Öström

Sweden

Eva-Maria Strobel

Switzerland

Lara Dorigo

Switzerland

Ulrike Ciesla

Switzerland

Lorenza Ferrari Hofer

Switzerland

Gloria Lu

Taiwan

Joyce Ho

Taiwan

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

Thailand

Özge Atilgan Karakulak

Turkey

Yasemin Kenaroglu

Turkey

Selma Ünlü

Turkey

Victoria Sopilnyak

Ukraine

Joycia Young

United Arab Emirates

Sara Holder

United Arab Emirates

Marjan Noor

UK (England)

Jessica Le Gros

UK (England)

Catherine Wiseman

UK (England)

Morag Macdonald

UK (England)

Emma Pitcher

UK (England)

Susan Kirsch

UK (England)

Vanessa Marsland

UK (England)

Sarah Wright

UK (England)

Tamsin Holman

UK (England)

Kathleen Fox Murphy

UK (England)

Kate Swaine

UK (England)

Shireen Peermohamed

UK (England)

Amanda Simons

UK (England)

Carrollanne Lindley

UK (England)

Nicola Dagg

UK (England)

Sally Britton

UK (England)

Arty Rajendra

UK (England)

Charlotte Weekes

UK (England)

Caroline Marshall

UK (England)

Penny Gilbert

UK (England)

Rachel Alexander

UK (England)

Alison Bryce

UK (Scotland)

Deanna Tanner Okun

United States

Meredith Martin Addy

United States

Rhonda Trotter

United States

Lisa Rosaya

United States

Susan Smith

United States

Brenda Jarrell

United States

Heidi Keefe

United States

Terry Rea

United States

Bindu Donovan

United States

Jennifer Ko Craft

United States

Lisa Haile

United States

Daralyn Durie

United States

Sally Abel

United States

Erika Harmon Arner

United States

Juanita Brooks

United States

Barbara Fiacco

United States

Allison Strickland Ricketts

United States

Jane Love

United States

Elizabeth Holland

United States

Susan Heller

United States

Lisabeth Coakley

United States

Purvi Patel Albers

United States

Andrea Anderson

United States

Anessa Owen Kramer

United States

Karen Artz Ash

United States

Linda McLeod

United States

Lisa Pearson

United States

Lori Gordon

United States

Dale Cendali

United States

Salima Merani

United States

Sherry Knowles

United States

Lisa Kobialka

United States

Arlene Chow

United States

Lisa Ferri

United States

Sarah Chapin Columbia

United States

Eleanor Lackman

United States

Carla Oakley

United States

Karen Ann Jacobs

United States

Catherine Polizzi

United States

Lisa Pensabene

United States

Annette Hurst

United States

Shannon Bloodworth

United States

Kecia Reynolds

United States

Anna Kuhn

United States

Fangli Chen

United States

Victoria Maroulis

United States

Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures

United States

Jill Pietrini

United States

Sharon Israel

United States

Ching-Lee Fukuda

United States

Lori Lesser

United States

Eldora Ellison

United States

Mandy Wilson Decker

United States

Kalpana Srinivasan

United States

Devika Kornbacher

United States

Elizabeth Weiswasser

United States

Anita Varma

United States

Amy Wigmore

United States

Kathi Vidal

United States

Anne Shea Gaza

United States

Virginia Cervieri

Uruguay

Linh Thi Mai Nguyen

Vietnam

Research methodology

The practitioners recognised this year were selected from our general IP STARS list for 2021, which can be found on ipstars.com.

When deciding who to select for the Top 250 Women in IP publication, our research analysts took account of all the available research information obtained for the 2021 edition of IP STARS as well as the Managing IP Awards. They can also select an individual based on their own independent research findings.

There is no special form or survey for individuals to complete in order to be considered for this publication. There is no fee to pay to participate in our research. No firm or practitioner can pay to be ranked. All our rankings are subject to change each year. See the 2020 list here.

Read more about our research methodology here.

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