Women in Business Law Awards Americas 2021: shortlist revealed
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Women in Business Law Awards Americas 2021: shortlist revealed


The Women in Business Law Awards is excited to present its shortlist for the 2021 Americas Awards

The Women in Business Law Awards has released the full list of finalists for its 2021 Americas awards.

The awards bring together the whole of the Americas to recognise the leading women lawyers on both continents and celebrate the law firms that have launched impressive initiatives to promote diversity and women in the practice of law.

Winners will be announced on June 10 2021.

A preview of the practice area and Rising Star finalists can be found below, but the full list of the finalists is available on the awards website.  The Women in Business Law Awards research team carefully selected each finalist after a thorough research period which included an analysis of direct submissions, followed by interviews with law firms and in-house teams, client feedback, and much deliberation

Individual practitioners and Rising Stars are judged no only on the complexity of the work the nominees completed in 2020, but also on their advocacy, influence, and thought leadership in relation to the promotion of women in the practice of law and within practice area specialisms

Law firm initiatives are recognised across various categories, including for gender diversity and work-life balance.

All of the work accepted for shortlisting closed during the research period of January 1 to December 31 2020. The awards do not recognise cases, deals, or transactions completed outside of the research period.

If you have any questions regarding our research process, please contact John Harrison: john.harrison@legalmediagroup.com

The Women in Business Law Awards will be announcing the winners on June 10 through a virtual awards presentation, followed by write-ups and analysis of all of the most significant work. To find out more - and to find out about how you can promote your success - please contact Rebecca Synnott: Rebecca.synnott@euromoneyny.com

Preview of the Women in Business Law Awards Americas 2021 shortlist:

Banking & finance Lawyer of the Year

Amy R Shapiro - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cindy J K Davis - Greenberg Traurig

Heather Viets - Weil Gotshall & Manges

Jennifer St John Yount - Paul Hastings

María Inés Arenales - BLP Legal

Rebecca Simmons - Sullivan & Cromwell

Sherri Snelson - White & Case

Insolvency & restructuring Lawyer of the Year

Alice Belisle Eaton - Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Cristine Pirro Schwarzman - Ropes & Gray

Debra Dandeneau - Baker McKenzie

Jessica C Lauria - White & Case

Lisa Schweitzer - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Naomi Moss - Akin Gump

Sarah Link Schultz - Akin Gump

Shari L Heyen - Greenberg Traurig

M&A Lawyer of the Year

Adriana Castro - BLP Legal

Anna Mello - Trench Rossi Watanabe

Barbara Becker - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Corina Bove - Guyer & Regules

Jane Goldstein - Ropes & Gray

Jenny Hochenberg - Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Kimberly Petillo-Décossard - Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Kimberly Spoerri - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Tali Sealman - White & Case

Financial Rising Star

Alcy Martínez – BLP Legal

April B Kim – Greenberg Traurig

Claudia Arietti – FERRERE

Crystal Kaldjob – Morrison & Foerster

Laura Lewis – Holland & Knight

Natasha Tsiouris – Davis Polk & Wardwell

Nicole Rodger – White & Case

Roshni Banker Cariello – Davis Polk & Wardwell




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