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The Top 250 Women in IP 2021

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.

Iris V QuadrioArgentina
Mercedes BullrichArgentina
Donna ShortAustralia
Sarah MathesonAustralia
Lisa RitsonAustralia
Kate HaddockAustralia
Marion HeathcoteAustralia
Rachel HookeAustralia
Daneta CrumpAustralia
Siabon SeetAustralia
Amanda StarkAustralia
Rebekah GayAustralia
Kim O'ConnellAustralia
Alyssa TelferAustralia
Nele D'HalleweynBelgium
Ludivine CoulonBelgium
Ann De ClercqBelgium
Liesbeth WeynantsBelgium
Florence VerhoestraeteBelgium
Carina GommersBelgium
Isabel MilmanBrazil
Isabella CardozoBrazil
Elisabeth Siemsen do AmaralBrazil
Laetitia Maria Alice d'HanensBrazil
Liliane RorizBrazil
Marianna Furtado de MendonçaBrazil
Dominique HusseyCanada
Janice M BereskinCanada
Melanie BairdCanada
Justine WiebeCanada
Alison HaymanCanada
Amalia BergCanada
D Lynne WattCanada
Lisa MelansonCanada
Kristin WallCanada
May ChengCanada
Yoon KangCanada
Eileen McMahonCanada
Christine YiuChina
Spring ChangChina
Tian TianChina
Lili WuChina
Zhen (Katie) FengChina
Tina TaiChina
Jan LiuChina
Bin ZhangChina
Linda ChangChina
Haiyan RenChina
María Fernanda CastellanosColombia
Alicia LloredaColombia
Anette RasmussenDenmark
Nina RingenDenmark
Ellen BreddamDenmark
Camilla Rendal NielsenDenmark
Orietta BlancoDominican Republic
Maria Cecilia RomolerouxEcuador
Hanna-Maija EloFinland
Johanna LiljaFinland
Laëtitia BénardFrance
Catherine MateuFrance
Anne-Charlotte Le-BihanFrance
Aurélia MarieFrance
Karina Dimidjian-LecomteFrance
Eléonore GasparFrance
Sabine AgéFrance
Sophie Havard DuclosFrance
Cyra NargolwallaFrance
Hélène StankoffFrance
Sarah BaileyFrance
Cordula SchumacherGermany
Sandra PohlmanGermany
Andrea Jaeger-LenzGermany
Anne Katrin SchönGermany
Christine KanzGermany
Olga BezzubovaGermany
Miriam KieferGermany
Sophie ErtlGermany
Natalia BerrymanGermany
Isabella F C LiuHong Kong SAR
Alison WongHong Kong SAR
Catherine ZhengHong Kong SAR
Sui-Yi (Andrea) FongHong Kong SAR
Eszter SzakácsHungary
Archana ShankerIndia
Namrata ChadhaIndia
Niti DewanIndia
Monica DattaIndia
Prudence JahjaIndonesia
Lisa YongIndonesia
Hazel TunneyIreland
Aoife MurphyIreland
Laura ScottIreland
Karen ElburgIsrael
Dor Cohen ZedekIsrael
Mariangela BogniItaly
Simona LavagniniItaly
Elisabetta PapaItaly
Noemi ParrottaItaly
Donatella CapelliItaly
Mami HinoJapan
Tomoe TakahashiJapan
Mitsuko MiyagawaJapan
Minako MatsuyamaJapan
Karen AbrahamMalaysia
Charmayne Ong Poh YinMalaysia
Heidi LindnerMexico
Laura ColladaMexico
Maria-Gemma HuijnenNetherlands
Laura FrescoNetherlands
Anne Marie VerschuurNetherlands
Judith KrensNetherlands
Amanda GriffithsNew Zealand
Charlotte HenleyNew Zealand
Emily EllisNew Zealand
Chinyere OkorochaNigeria
Kristine RekdalNorway
Ida GjessingNorway
Kari SimonsenNorway
Camilla VislieNorway
Anne Marie SejerstedNorway
Audrey WilliamsPanama
Gabriella Tejada de BrittonPanama
Adriana BarreraPeru
Susan VillanuevaPhilippines
Divina Ilas-PanganibanPhilippines
Dorota RzążewskaPoland
Magdalena TagowskaPoland
Raluca VasilescuRomania
Ana-Maria BaciuRomania
Margarita DivinaRussia
Natalia GulyaevaRussia
Pei Lin LowSingapore
Winnie ThamSingapore
Lorraine TaySingapore
Catherine LeeSingapore
Michelle NgSingapore
Yvonne TangSingapore
Mariëtte du PlessisSouth Africa
Gaelyn ScottSouth Africa
Megan ReimersSouth Africa
Jihyun KimSouth Korea
Young Sun JungSouth Korea
Ann Nam-Yeon KwonSouth Korea
Keum Nang ParkSouth Korea
Seo-young LeeSouth Korea
Verena von BomhardSpain
Carolina Pina SánchezSpain
Sonia SantosSpain
Montserrat JanéSpain
Camilla HamrinSweden
Karin WesterbergSweden
Sara SparringSweden
Helena Wassén ÖströmSweden
Eva-Maria StrobelSwitzerland
Lara DorigoSwitzerland
Ulrike CieslaSwitzerland
Lorenza Ferrari HoferSwitzerland
Gloria LuTaiwan
Joyce HoTaiwan
Sukontip JitmongkolthongThailand
Özge Atilgan KarakulakTurkey
Yasemin KenarogluTurkey
Selma ÜnlüTurkey
Victoria SopilnyakUkraine
Joycia YoungUnited Arab Emirates
Sara HolderUnited Arab Emirates
Marjan NoorUK (England)
Jessica Le GrosUK (England)
Catherine WisemanUK (England)
Morag MacdonaldUK (England)
Emma PitcherUK (England)
Susan KirschUK (England)
Vanessa MarslandUK (England)
Sarah WrightUK (England)
Tamsin HolmanUK (England)
Kathleen Fox MurphyUK (England)
Kate SwaineUK (England)
Shireen PeermohamedUK (England)
Amanda SimonsUK (England)
Carrollanne LindleyUK (England)
Nicola DaggUK (England)
Sally BrittonUK (England)
Arty RajendraUK (England)
Charlotte WeekesUK (England)
Caroline MarshallUK (England)
Penny GilbertUK (England)
Rachel AlexanderUK (England)
Alison BryceUK (Scotland)
Deanna Tanner OkunUnited States
Meredith Martin AddyUnited States
Rhonda TrotterUnited States
Lisa RosayaUnited States
Susan SmithUnited States
Brenda JarrellUnited States
Heidi KeefeUnited States
Terry ReaUnited States
Bindu DonovanUnited States
Jennifer Ko CraftUnited States
Lisa HaileUnited States
Daralyn DurieUnited States
Sally AbelUnited States
Erika Harmon ArnerUnited States
Juanita BrooksUnited States
Barbara FiaccoUnited States
Allison Strickland RickettsUnited States
Jane LoveUnited States
Elizabeth HollandUnited States
Susan HellerUnited States
Lisabeth CoakleyUnited States
Purvi Patel AlbersUnited States
Andrea AndersonUnited States
Anessa Owen KramerUnited States
Karen Artz AshUnited States
Linda McLeodUnited States
Lisa PearsonUnited States
Lori GordonUnited States
Dale CendaliUnited States
Salima MeraniUnited States
Sherry KnowlesUnited States
Lisa KobialkaUnited States
Arlene ChowUnited States
Lisa FerriUnited States
Sarah Chapin ColumbiaUnited States
Eleanor LackmanUnited States
Carla OakleyUnited States
Karen Ann JacobsUnited States
Catherine PolizziUnited States
Lisa PensabeneUnited States
Annette HurstUnited States
Shannon BloodworthUnited States
Kecia ReynoldsUnited States
Anna KuhnUnited States
Fangli ChenUnited States
Victoria MaroulisUnited States
Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-LauresUnited States
Jill PietriniUnited States
Sharon IsraelUnited States
Ching-Lee FukudaUnited States
Lori LesserUnited States
Eldora EllisonUnited States
Mandy Wilson DeckerUnited States
Kalpana SrinivasanUnited States
Devika KornbacherUnited States
Elizabeth WeiswasserUnited States
Anita VarmaUnited States
Amy WigmoreUnited States
Kathi VidalUnited States
Anne Shea GazaUnited States
Virginia CervieriUruguay
Linh Thi Mai NguyenVietnam

Research methodology

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

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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