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...

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...

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Notable Moves in Big Law

Notable Moves in Big Law

K&L Gates has expanded its real estate team with the addition of Jennifer Degotardi as a partner in the Sydney. Degotardi joins the firm from Henry Davis York, where she led the real estate practice. Michelle Moran has also joined the firm, resident in London as a...

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Notable Moves in Big Law

Notable Moves in Big Law

Reed Smith announced that Peggy Heeg has joined the firm as a partner in its Houston office, where she will be a member of the global energy and natural resources group. Heeg’s practice focuses on pipeline development, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance....

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Marjorie Harris Loeb, Mayer Brown

Marjorie Harris Loeb, Mayer Brown

When you ask successful women about their career paths, at some point in the conversation, you’re likely to hear some variation of the phrase, “I was at the right place at the right time.” Men, on the other hand, are more likely to take full credit for their success....

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Debra Dandeneau, Baker & McKenzie

Debra Dandeneau, Baker & McKenzie

Let’s face it: women are still too often held to a different standard than men, and judged on more than the quality of their work. It’s not enough to be a great lawyer. Many feel they must also be nice, but not too nice; assertive but not too assertive. Just ask Debra...

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