Press Release

Benchmark Litigation Names Two Morgan Lewis Partners as Top Women Litigators

Thursday, August 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, DC, August 15, 2019: Morgan Lewis partners Charlene (Chuck) Shimada and Grace Speights have been named among Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2019.

The elite list, which recognizes lawyers who participated in some of the most impactful litigation over the past year, was developed by Benchmark's editorial team based on research that included client and peer feedback. Chuck and Grace were also named among the Top 250 Women in Litigation in 2018.

Grace, leader of the firm’s labor and employment practice, handles high-profile, high-stakes workplace matters and is often called on by clients for crisis management assistance. She defends clients against employment discrimination claims, particularly class actions, and claims of discrimination in public accommodations.

Chuck focuses on securities litigation defense, corporate governance, class actions, and complex commercial litigation. She represents issuing corporations, officers and directors, underwriters, and public accounting firms, in private litigation and in government investigations and proceedings.