Women in Business Law Awards Americas 2024: shortlist announced
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Women in Business Law Awards Americas 2024: shortlist announced

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The finalists for the 13th annual awards revealed

The Women in Business Law Awards is excited to have released the full list of finalists for its 2024 Americas awards.

The awards bring together to recognize the leading women lawyers on both continents and celebrate the law firms that have impressive initiatives to promote diversity and women in the legal industry.

Winners will be announced on June 13, 2024 at the Union League Club in New York.


A preview of the financial and corporate specialism finalists can be found below and the full list of the finalists 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, client feedback, and much deliberation.

If you have any questions regarding our research process, please contact awards editor John Harrison.

The Women in Business Law Awards will be announcing the winners on June 13th at a live awards gala. To find out more – and to find out about how you can promote your success – please contact George Reeves

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Preview of the Women in Business Law Awards Americas 2024 shortlist:

Lawyer of the Year

  • Copyright

    Antonella Carminatti, BMA Advogados
    Camila Garcindo Dayrell Garrote, Demarest
    Ilene Farkas, Pryor Cashman
    Rose Lee, Morrison Foerster
    Ximena Aramburú, Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados
  • Patent

    Ching-Lee Fukuda, Sidley
    Elizabeth Ferrill, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
    Elizabeth Weiswasser, Weil Gotshal & Manges
    Karen Potter, Morrison Foerster
    Laura Lydigsen, Crowell & Moring
    María del Carmen Alvarado, Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados
    Marina Hurtado-Cruz, Baker McKenzie
    Sara Tonnies Horton, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
    Sheila Swaroop, Knobbe Martins
  • Trademark

    Candice Kim, Greenberg Traurig
    Claudine Meredith-Goujon, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
    Fabiola Torres, LatinAlliance
    Jamie-Lynn Kraft, Smart & Biggar
    Jessica Falk, Weil Gotshal & Manges
    Joyce Liou, Morrison Foerster
    María del Carmen Alvarado, Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados
    Sonia Urbina, Arias
    Susan Natland, Knobbe Martens

Latin America Lawyer of the Year

  • Intellectual Property

    Fabiola Torres, LatinAlliance
    Helena Camargo, Posse Herrera Ruiz
    Iris Quadrio, Marval O'Farrell mairal
    Maria Cecilia Romoleroux, CorralRosales
    María del Carmen Alvarado, Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados
    María Rosa Fabara, Bustamante Fabara
    Mariana Zonenschein, Zonenschein Advocacia
    Melisa Litvin, Litvin Marzorati Legales
    Tatiana Campello, Demarest

Rising Star

  • Intellectual Property

    Alexandra Holt, Greenberg Traurig
    Anna Yuan, Morrison Foerster
    Bonnie Chen, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
    Daniela Supo, Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados
    Emily Tremblay, Robins Kaplan
    Megan Raymond, Groombridge Wu Baughman & Stone
    Nemesis Escalante, LatinAlliance
    RuiHui (Rachel) Yu, Sullivan & Cromwell
    Sydney Kestle, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

The Basics

Individuals are judged not only on the complexity of the work the nominees completed in 2023, 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 and involvement in ESG initiatives.

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 2023. The awards do not recognise cases, deals, or transactions completed outside of the research period.

The Women in Business Law Awards is supported by Managing IP, but run independently from IPSTARS research.

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