|For the second consecutive year, Morgan Lewis hosted an emerging-leader mentee during the annual Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership program facilitated by the US State Department and Fortune in coordination with the Vital Voices Global Partnership.
The lauded public-private partnership, now in its 11th year, pairs businesswomen from around the world with Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, whose ranks include CEOs, senior executives, and leaders from some of the most prestigious businesses in the United States, as well as from government and academia. The program’s goal is to encourage the next generation of women to bring positive change to their companies and communities by sharing best practices and organizational and management skills.
This year, the firm welcomed Nga ("Hannah") Thu Doan, founder and managing director of LAWPRO Limited Liability Law Company in Hanoi, Vietnam, for two weeks of onsite mentoring with the firm’s executive leadership. Ms. Doan spent two weeks in Morgan Lewis’s Philadelphia office shadowing Firm Chair Jami McKeon, one of only 21 US representatives chosen by Fortune to participate in the 2016 initiative. During the program, Ms. Doan also met members of firm management and partners from various offices to discuss a range of topics, from leadership and mentoring to the challenges of growing a business in a rapidly changing economy.
“We are proud to participate in this important program to help engage and empower a new generation of women leaders around the world,” said Jami in advance of this year’s program (last year, Jami mentored an emerging business leader from El Salvador). “We look forward to exchanging insights and experiences with Hannah and sharing best practices in the hopes that these can lead to future opportunities in her home community.”
Best Lawyers in America: 35 Morgan Lewis Lawyers Recognized as Top Women in the Law
Best Lawyers in America recognized 35 Morgan Lewis lawyers across 10 practice areas and 12 offices in its “Women Lawyers of the Year” special edition.
Additionally, three partners were named as “Lawyers of the Year”: Melinda Riechert, Silicon Valley, Individual Employment Litigation and Counseling; Carol Dillon, Silicon Valley, Real Estate; and Marlee Myers, Pittsburgh, Emerging Business and Technology.
Best Lawyers is a highly respected peer-review guide to the legal profession worldwide, and its lists of outstanding lawyers are compiled by conducting extensive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.