Mayer Brown announced that New York Tax Controversy partner Erin Gladney has been named one of The Network Journal’s “40 under Forty” for 2016. 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.” (View profile.)

The Network Journal recognized Ms. Gladney’s success as a partner in Mayer Brown’s Tax Controversy practice, where she has represented clients in significant federal tax controversies, including during audit, in administrative appeals and before federal courts. Her controversy experience includes economic substance, substance-over-form and transfer pricing issues. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2007, Ms. Gladney gained experience from externships at the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois under Hon. James B. Zagel and at the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

The publication highlighted Ms. Gladney’s dedication to recruiting diverse law students to Mayer Brown, as well as mentoring students. “I am committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession because it is necessary. Diversity has been proven to improve the way everyone thinks by encouraging people to scrutinize facts, think more critically and to develop their own opinions,” she told The Network Journal.

Founded in 1993, The Network Journal provides Black professionals and business owners news and commentary on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of professionals in the workplace.