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Editor’s Note: Women Who Set an Example for Others

Step Into a More Active Role: Advice From the Courtroom and Boardroom

Sharon M. Porcellio of Bond, Schoeneck & King addresses the pay gap in the legal field, asking: What are women doing and what can they, their firms, clients, and the courts do to change?

Five Tips for Working Moms to Maintain a Work-Life Balance

Jennifer B. Zourigui of Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti shares five tips that should help any mom and lawyer as she navigates motherhood and the legal profession.

Why No One Diversity Program Will Work

Mary Ellen Connerty of O’Melveny & Myers writes: Law firms across a spectrum of sizes and geographies are throwing their weight behind initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion. But they are often falling short, and here’s why: There’s no one program that works. Because there’s no one situation exactly like another.

Counsel’s Table Should Mirror Real-Life Diversity

Lauren O. Casazza and Madelyn A. Morris of Kirkland & Ellis write: Counsel’s table should mirror the diversity of the client organization, the jury box, and the bench. That is the best way to maximize the talent and diversity of thought needed to win the big cases. That is “the look” of an effective trial team.

The Honorees

Jaculin Aaron
Partner, Shearman & Sterling


Meriam Al-Rashid
Partner, Dentons


Deborah Archer
Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, New York Law School


Barbara Becker
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher


Kerry Berchem
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld


Elise Bloom
Partner, Proskauer Rose


Diane Bosse
Special Counsel, Hurwitz & Fine


Carrie Cohen
Partner, Morrison & Foerster


Jennifer Cona
Managing Partner, Genser Dubow Genser & Cona


Jayne Conroy
Co-founder, Simmons Hanly Conroy


Victoria Cook
Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz


Mylan Denerstein
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher


Tanya Hobson-Williams
Principal, Hobson-Williams P.C.


Mary Beth Hogan
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton


Stacy Kanter
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


Natalie LaMarque
VP, Corporate Compliance, New York Life Insurance Co. Partner, Outten & Golden


Wendi Lazar
Partner, Outten & Golden


Sharon Cohen Levin
Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr


Judith Livingston
Senior Partner, Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore


Carmelyn Malalis
Commissioner/Chair, NYC Commission on Human Rights


Taryn Merkl
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York


Patricia Miller
Chief of Special Federal Litigation, NYC Law Department


Sheila Mortazavi
Partner, Andrews Kurth

View the Digital Edition of this Special Report.

Editor’s Note: Women Who Set an Example for Others

Step Into a More Active Role: Advice From the Courtroom and Boardroom

Sharon M. Porcellio of Bond, Schoeneck & King addresses the pay gap in the legal field, asking: What are women doing and what can they, their firms, clients, and the courts do to change?

Five Tips for Working Moms to Maintain a Work-Life Balance

Jennifer B. Zourigui of Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti shares five tips that should help any mom and lawyer as she navigates motherhood and the legal profession.

Why No One Diversity Program Will Work

Mary Ellen Connerty of O’Melveny & Myers writes: Law firms across a spectrum of sizes and geographies are throwing their weight behind initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion. But they are often falling short, and here’s why: There’s no one program that works. Because there’s no one situation exactly like another.

Counsel’s Table Should Mirror Real-Life Diversity

Lauren O. Casazza and Madelyn A. Morris of Kirkland & Ellis write: Counsel’s table should mirror the diversity of the client organization, the jury box, and the bench. That is the best way to maximize the talent and diversity of thought needed to win the big cases. That is “the look” of an effective trial team.

The Honorees

Jaculin Aaron
Partner, Shearman & Sterling


Meriam Al-Rashid
Partner, Dentons


Deborah Archer
Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, New York Law School


Barbara Becker
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher


Kerry Berchem
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld


Elise Bloom
Partner, Proskauer Rose


Diane Bosse
Special Counsel, Hurwitz & Fine


Carrie Cohen
Partner, Morrison & Foerster


Jennifer Cona
Managing Partner, Genser Dubow Genser & Cona


Jayne Conroy
Co-founder, Simmons Hanly Conroy


Victoria Cook
Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz


Mylan Denerstein
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher


Tanya Hobson-Williams
Principal, Hobson-Williams P.C.


Mary Beth Hogan
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton


Stacy Kanter
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


Natalie LaMarque
VP, Corporate Compliance, New York Life Insurance Co. Partner, Outten & Golden


Wendi Lazar
Partner, Outten & Golden


Sharon Cohen Levin
Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr


Judith Livingston
Senior Partner, Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore


Carmelyn Malalis
Commissioner/Chair, NYC Commission on Human Rights


Taryn Merkl
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York


Patricia Miller
Chief of Special Federal Litigation, NYC Law Department


Sheila Mortazavi
Partner, Andrews Kurth