Press Release

35 Morgan Lewis Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers in America as Top Women in the Law

May 03, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2016: Best Lawyers in America has recognized 35 Morgan Lewis lawyers across 10 practice areas and 12 offices in its ‘Women Lawyer of the Year’ special edition. Additionally, three partners were named as “Lawyer of the Year”: Melinda Riechert, Silicon Valley, Individual Employment Litigation and Counseling; Carol Dillon, Real Estate; and Marlee Myers, Pittsburgh, Emerging Business and Technology. 

The following Morgan Lewis partners were recognized as “2016 Women in the Law”:

Boston

  • Laurie Cerveny – Corporate & Business Transactions
  • Janice Howe – Litigation
  • Amy Kyle – Finance
  • Elaine McChesney – Litigation
  • Nancy Persechino – Corporate & Business Transactions
  • Toby Serkin – Investment Management

Chicago

  • Elizabeth Herrington – Litigation
  • Marla Kreindler – Employee Benefits

Dallas

  • Ann Marie Arcadi – Labor and Employment
  • Allyson Ho – Litigation

Houston

  • Nancy Patterson – Labor and Employment

Los Angeles

  • Debra Fischer – Labor and Employment

New York

  • Jeanie Cogill – Employee Benefits

Orange County

  • Ellen Bancroft – Corporate & Business Transactions

Philadelphia

  • Christina Mesires Fournaris – Personal Law
  • Jami McKeon – Litigation
  • Joanne Soslow – Corporate & Business Transactions
  • Mims Maynard Zabriskie – Employee Benefits

Pittsburgh

  • Marlee Myers – Corporate & Business Transactions

San Francisco

  • Nicole Diller – Labor and Employment
  • Ella Foley Gannon – Litigation
  • Camarin Madigan – Litigation
  • Charlene Shimada – Litigation

Silicon Valley

  • Carol Dillon – Corporate & Business Transactions
  • Zaitun Poonja – Employee Benefits
  • Melinda Riechert – Labor and Employment

Washington, DC

  • Elizabeth Baird – Litigation
  • Kirstin Gibbs – Energy
  • Linda Griggs – Corporate & Business Transactions
  • Mary Hevener – Employee Benefits
  • Eleanor Pelta – Labor and Employment
  • Celia Roady – Tax
  • Kathleen Sanzo – FDA
  • Grace Speights – Labor and Employment
  • Catherine Wang – Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Best Lawyers is a highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide, and its lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting extensive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.