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Firm News
13 September 2018
Mayer Brown announced that Government Relations & Public Law partner Joanna Horsnail (Chicago) has been named a “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal. This recognition honors women who “are a driving force in transforming change across the diversity and inclusion landscape.” (View profile)
Firm News
13 July 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that the Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF) has honored Washington DC-based Employment & Benefits partner Elizabeth (Liz) Espín Stern with the Latina Legal Leadership Award. Ms. Stern received the award, which recognizes her excellence as a legal practitioner, at HNBF’s annual award dinner.
Media Coverage
9 May 2018
UVA Lawyer
Partner and Director of Diversity & Inclusion Jeremiah DeBerry is featured.
Firm News
30 April 2018
Mayer Brown announced today that three Intellectual Property partners – Gabriela Kennedy (Hong Kong), Lisa Ferri and Colleen Tracy James (both New York) – have been recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2018 “IP Stars - Top 250 Women in IP,” a list of leading women intellectual property lawyers globally.
Firm News
15 November 2017
For the eighth consecutive year, Mayer Brown has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. The survey is administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.
Firm News
5 October 2017
Mayer Brown announced today that Intellectual Property partner Colleen Tracy James (New York) was named a “Woman to Watch” by American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Women in IP Committee.
Firm News
5 September 2017
Mayer Brown secured a favorable settlement for a West Virginia same-sex couple who was harassed while applying for a marriage license by a Gilmer County clerk citing religious objections to marriage equality.
Firm News
10 August 2017
Mayer Brown announced that Los Angeles-based Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Bronwyn Pollock was named a “Woman Worth Watching 2017” by Profiles in Diversity Journal. This annual recognition honored women who “are a driving force in transforming change across the diversity and inclusion landscape,” the publication said. Honorees were nominated by colleagues and mentors.
Firm News
8 August 2017
Mayer Brown announced that Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lori E. Lightfoot and Corporate & Securities partner Elizabeth Raymond were recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business among its 2017 “Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago.”
Media Coverage
Summer 2017
Profiles in Diversity Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Bronwyn Pollock (Los Angeles) is featured as a 2017 "Woman Worth Watching" in Profiles in Diversity Journal.
Media Coverage
31 July 2017
Crain’s Chicago Business
Corporate and Securities practice leader Libby Raymond (Chicago) is profiled in Crain's Chicago Business
Firm News
6 July 2017
Mayer Brown announced that Chicago Intellectual Property partner Melissa Anyetei has been named one of The Network Journal’s “40 under Forty” for 2017. The annual award series honors people under 40 years old “whose professional accomplishments have significantly impacted an industry or profession and who also have made an important contribution to their community.”
Firm News
23 March 2017
Mayer Brown announced that Los Angeles-based Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Bronwyn Pollock was named to LA Biz’s 2017 Women of Influence list, which recognizes women who have “made an impact both professionally and in their communities.”
Media Coverage
March 2017
Chicago Business Journal
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lori Lightfoot (Chicago) was named to Chicago Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” list, which recognizes women who have made an impact both professionally and in their communities.
Firm News
18 January 2017
Mayer Brown announced that Los Angeles-based Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Bronwyn Pollock was named to The National Diversity Council 2016 Top 50 Women Lawyers, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers in the legal field.
Media Coverage
1 January 2017
ABA Journal
Intellectual Property partner Lisa Ferri (New York) is quoted in this article discussing issues of gender inequity in BigLaw and ways to move the needle.
Firm News
14 December 2016
For the seventh consecutive year, Mayer Brown has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.
Media Coverage
18 November 2016
Bloomberg Law
Mayer Brown is featured in this article discussing the firm’s Diversity Scholarship program.
Firm News
15 November 2016
Mayer Brown announced today that the firm selected four summer associates as recipients of the 2016 Diversity Scholarship, which was created to acknowledge and reward law students with strong academic records and who share the firm’s commitment to improving diversity in the legal profession.
Media Coverage
21 October 2016
ABA Journal
Intellectual Property partner Lisa Ferri (New York) is quoted in this article discussing issues of gender inequity in BigLaw.
Media Coverage
20 October 2016
Bloomberg Law
Intellectual Property partner Lisa Ferri (New York) is quoted in this article discussing problems that impede the development and promotion of women to senior positions and next steps that law firms can implement to move forward.
Media Coverage
20 October 2016
The American Lawyer
Intellectual Property partner Lisa Ferri (New York) is quoted in this article discussing reforms to boost diversity at law firms.
Media Coverage
20 October 2016
Law360
Intellectual Property partner Lisa Ferri (New York) is quoted in this article discussing steps women can take to help them move up the legal ladder.
Firm News
19 October 2016
Mayer Brown announced that partner and New York Intellectual Property practice leader Lisa Ferri was named a “Woman Worth Watching 2016” by Profiles in Diversity Journal. This annual recognition honors 158 women who “are a driving force in transforming change across the diversity and inclusion landscape,” the publication said. Honorees were nominated by colleagues and mentors.
Firm News
13 October 2016
Mayer Brown announced today that partner and New York Intellectual Property practice leader Lisa Ferri was named a “Woman to Watch” by American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Women in IP Committee. “Through a peer-nomination process, the Women to Watch Series strives to honor women who have created their own paths, who lead through strong examples, and who are achieving successes as a result of their choices and leadership,” according to AIPLA.
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