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....

Morgan Lewis Lands Litigator Linda Cenedella from JPMorgan Chase

Seasoned antitrust litigator Linda Cenedella has joined Morgan Lewis in New York as a partner, arriving from JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she served as executive director and assistant general counsel in the litigation and corporate and regulatory law departments....

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Roberta Kaplan, Paul Weiss

Roberta Kaplan, Paul Weiss

When evaluating Roberta Kaplan’s career, it’s hard to overstate the importance of her decision in 2009 to take on a client named Edith Windsor, an elegant and charismatic gay widow who had been hit with $363,053 in estate taxes because the federal government did not...

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Mike Lackey, Mayer Brown

Mike Lackey, Mayer Brown

Mike Lackey leads Mayer Brown’s global Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, but he didn’t set out to be a lawyer at all. His unusual career took him from MIT, through the Navy’s Top Gun school and to the brink of the astronaut program before a sharp turn into law. In January, he became one of the first men to join WILEF’s advisory board.

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