Cleary Gottlieb Women Lawyers Recognized for Top Honors

March 8, 2021

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As part of Cleary Gottlieb’s celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re spotlighting the firm’s women lawyers who have earned outstanding recognition from prominent business and legal publications.

In the last year, a total of 25 women received 33 awards, with honorees based in various offices across the firm, including Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York, Paris, and Washington, D.C.

These women were lauded for their experience and prowess in areas such as antitrust, banking and finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, capital markets, corporate governance, financial technology, international arbitration, investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, private funds, and pro bono. They earned commendations including “Best in Antitrust and Competition,” “Innovative Leader,” “Lawyer of the Year,” “Most Influential,” “Rising Star,” “Trailblazer,” and “Top Lawyer,” among others.

Read more about their achievements:

Robin Bergen

Géraldine Bourguignon

Leah Brannon

Alexis Collins

Anna Connolly

Elaine Ewing

Katherine Hughes

Dina Iskanderova

Chantal Kordula

Valérie Lemaitre

Liza Lenas

Polina Lyadnova

Francesca Odell

Nallini Puri

Meme Peponis

Lisa Schweitzer

Amy Shapiro

Denise Shiu

Kim Spoerri

Yulia Solomakhina

Naomi Tarawali

Marie-Laurence Tibi

Lisa Vicens

Carina Wallance

Shuang Zhao

In addition to these accolades, 22 Cleary women lawyers are proud members of ArbitralWomen, an international non-governmental organization with the primary objective of advancing the interests of women and promoting female practitioners and diversity in international disputes.

To learn more about Cleary’s recent accolades and key distinctions, click here.