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...

Q&A: Barbara Becker, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

On May 1, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher will be led by a woman for the first time since the firm’s founding in 1890. Barbara Becker, an elite M&A lawyer in Gibson Dunn’s New York office, will succeed Ken Doran as Chairman and Managing Partner, positions he has held...

Q&A: Marie-Aimée de Dampierre of Hogan Lovells

“Where there is an opportunity to develop, to learn, I’m happy to do that.” This simple statement by Marie-Aimée de Dampierre seems to go a long way in explaining her success, which includes her recent appointment as Hogan Lovells’ first female and Paris-based chair....

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Letter From London

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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