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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Q&A: Shannon Simpson of Cohen Clair

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...

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Q&A: Grace Speights of Morgan Lewis

Q&A: Grace Speights of Morgan Lewis

It’s a long way from the rough Philadelphia neighborhood where Grace E. Speights grew up to the swanky confines of a Manhattan gala, where she was recently named Attorney of the Year by The American Lawyer for her work in the #MeToo era. As we learned, it was a path...

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Mentoring at Mintz

Mentoring at Mintz

Recent research has shown a strong correlation between mentoring and women’s advancement in big law firms. That relationship is only likely to grow stronger. With a proliferation of opportunities available to women attorneys today, more is needed than ever to retain...

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Michael Schmidtberger, Sidley Austin LLP

Michael Schmidtberger, Sidley Austin LLP

As the recently named chair of Sidley Austin LLP's executive committee, Michael J. Schmidtberger has some big shoes to fill. Schmidtberger, a global co-leader of the firm’s investment funds, advisers and derivatives group, succeeds legendary Supreme Court litigator...

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Gwen Marcus, Showtime Networks

Gwen Marcus, Showtime Networks

There may be no hotter entertainment network right now than Showtime. Thanks to hits like "Billions," "Homeland" and "Shameless," it has grown its streaming subscriber base to 1.5 million according to a report on Variety.com, a major feat in the cord-cutting era....

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Joe Conroy, Cooley

Joe Conroy, Cooley

Few law firms have matched the financial performance of Palo Alto-based Cooley in recent years. After double-digit revenue growth in 2014, the firm followed up with enviable numbers again in 2015, posting a 21 percent increase in net profit and a 14 percent increase...

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Therese Pritchard, Bryan Cave

Therese Pritchard, Bryan Cave

Two years ago, Bryan Cave named Therese Pritchard as its Chair, the first woman to hold the title in its 140-year-plus history. Pritchard joined a new class of women assuming top roles at major firms, including Jami Wintz McKeon, who was named Morgan Lewis’s Chair the...

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Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin

Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin

It has been well documented that a relatively small group of elite lawyers have come to dominate the practice of arguing before the Supreme Court in recent years. And leading the pack is Carter Phillips of Sidley Austin, whose 83 arguments before the court are the...

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