Mai 06. 2021

Four Mayer Brown partners recognized in IFLR1000 Women Leaders Guide 2021


Four Mayer Brown partners have been named to IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021, three in the Americas guide and one in the Asia-Pacific edition. IFLR1000 Women Leaders recognizes leading female transactional lawyers globally with impressive track records who have been consistently recommended by clients and peers for the quality of their advice and service.

The 2021 honorees are:

  • Hannah Ha, Corporate & Securities (Hong Kong)
    Ms. Ha was ranked as “Highly Regarded” in the Competition and M&A categories by the IFLR1000. Clients told IFLR100 that Ms. Ha is “[h]ighly professional, responsive and a creative problem solver.”

  • Carol Hitselberger, Banking & Finance (Charlotte)
    Ms. Hitselberger was ranked as “Highly Regarded” in the Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization category. IFLR1000 also recognized her for the automotive, aviation, and banking industry sectors.

  • Anna Pinedo, Corporate & Securities (New York)
    Ms. Pinedo was recognized as a “Market Leader” for Capital Markets by IFLR1000, the guide’s highest individual distinction. Specifically, she was ranked in five categories: Equity, Debt, High Yield, Derivatives, and Structured Finance and Securitization. In addition, she was recognized for her focus on the banking and financial services industry sectors. A client told IFLR1000 that “Anna's market knowledge, responsiveness and practical advice are very important to my team, and make her one of our most trusted advisors.”

  • Elizabeth Raymond, Corporate & Securities (Chicago)
    Ms. Raymond was ranked as “Highly Regarded” in the M&A category, and for the financial services industry sector.

Ms. Hitselberger, Ms. Pinedo and Ms. Raymond have been included in the guide every year since its inception in 2018. Additionally, this marks the second consecutive year that Ms. Ha has been recognized.

“Women Leaders” is a supplement published by IFLR1000, an annual guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers, whose rankings are based on an evaluation process, survey data and detailed interviews with both practitioners and clients.

To read more about the rankings, please visit the website.

A leader of Mayer Brown’s Mergers & Acquisition Team in Asia, Ms. Ha focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions. She has extensive experience in foreign direct investment in China, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate and commercial matters. She is also a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Antitrust & Competition Team in Asia.

Ms. Hitselberger, a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance practice, focuses her practice in the structured finance area. She spends significant time on accounting and regulatory developments that impact the structured finance industry. She often works with investors and issuers in structured finance products of most types, including trade receivables, credit card receivables, consumer loans, auto loans, aircraft, leases, franchise portfolios, government contracts, trademark licenses, and various other financial assets.

Ms. Pinedo is a co-leader of the firm’s Global Capital Markets practice. She concentrates her practice on securities and derivatives, representing issuers, investment banks/financial intermediaries and investors in financing transactions, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, as well as structured notes and other hybrid and structured products. Among her many other accolades, Ms. Pinedo was also recently named to The Deal’s “Top Women in Dealmaking” 2020 list.

As a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Financial Institutions M&A and Fintech groups, Ms. Raymond focuses on M&A for financial institutions, including commercial and investment banks, finance companies, insurance companies, asset managers and broker-dealers, and private equity and hedge funds that invest in financial service businesses.

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