Morgan Lewis partner stars in first trial defense win for opioid makers

Morgan Lewis partner Wendy Feinstein has long represented pharmaceutical companies in high-stakes litigation. A veteran trial lawyer, she has tried cases in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. But her representation of Teva Pharmaceuticals at a...

Morgan Lewis Partner Notches ‘Virtual’ Win in Delaware Chancery Court

Male voices have long dominated the all-important Court of Chancery in Delaware. But that appears to be changing, with more women taking important roles on the bench and as leaders for the state’s largest law firms. Women are also taking more leading roles arguing in...

WILEF Announces First Round US and UK Gold Standard Certified Firms

Twenty-nine US law firms and 10 UK firms have been awarded 2021 Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (www.wilef.com). WILEF grants Gold Standard status to major firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity...

Q&A: Shannon Simpson of Cohen Clair

To insiders of the matrimonial law bar, it came as no surprise that Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP has a role in one of the most consequential divorces in recent memory. As widely reported, Cohen Clair is among the firms representing Melinda...

WILEF Northern California Honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Birthday

In celebration of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s birthday on March 15, WILEF Northern California Co-Vice Chair and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partner Charlene (Chuck) Shimada interviewed University of California, Berkeley Professor of Law Amanda...

Morgan Lewis’s Joan Haratani Receives ABA Honor for Women Lawyers

Morgan Lewis partner Joan Haratani has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Margaret Brent Women Lawyer of Achievement Award by the American Bar Association. Named after the first female lawyer in the United States, the Margaret Brent Award recognizes women...

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It Starts at the Top

It Starts at the Top

By Melinda Wallman and Lynnsey McCall Slowly but surely women are making progress in law firms. In the UK, the proportion of partners who are women has increased from 15 percent in 1995 to 29 percent in 2015. Law firms are starting to understand what leaders can do to...

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In pursuit of excellence

In pursuit of excellence

It is often said that London is one of the most competitive legal marketplaces in the world. There are hundreds of firms, ranging from the magic circle to smaller, single office firms.  A large number of U.S. headquartered firms, including the one I work for, are...

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Confident confidence

Confident confidence

Starting your legal career can be daunting: your seniors and peers are very capable and technical ability is assumed. But being a successful lawyer is not just about the technical law; strong soft skills are also key. As I qualified, I was intent on learning more...

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