Press Release

More than 35 Morgan Lewis Lawyers Named Top Women in the Law by Best Lawyers

May 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, May 15, 2017: Best Lawyers in America has recognized 37 Morgan Lewis lawyers across 12 of the firm’s practice areas and US offices in its Women Lawyers of the Year special edition. Additionally, the publication named partners Nicole Diller and Zaitun Poonja Lawyer of the Year in San Francisco Labor and Employment and Silicon Valley Employee Benefits, respectively.

2017 Women Lawyers of the Year

Corporate & Business Transactions
Ellen Bancroft – Corporate & Business Transactions, Orange County
Laurie Cerveny – Corporate & Business Transactions, Boston
Carol Dillon – Corporate & Business Transactions, Silicon Valley
Linda Griggs – Corporate & Business Transactions, Washington, DC
Marlee Myers – Corporate & Business Transactions, Pittsburgh
Nancy Persechino – Corporate & Business Transactions, Boston
Joanne Soslow – Corporate & Business Transactions, Philadelphia

eData
Tess Blair – eData, Philadelphia

Employee Benefits
Jean Cogill – Employee Benefits, New York
Mary Hevener – Employee Benefits, Washington, DC
Marla Kreindler – Employee Benefits, Chicago
Zaitun Poonja – Lawyer of the Year, Employee Benefits, Silicon Valley<
Mims Maynard Zabriskie – Employee Benefits, Philadelphia

Energy
Kirstin Gibbs – Energy, Washington, DC

FDA
Kathleen Sanzo – FDA, Washington, DC

Finance
Amy Kyle – Finance, Boston

Investment Management
Toby Serkin – Investment Management, Boston

Labor and Employment
Ann Marie Arcadi – Labor and Employment, Dallas
Nicole Diller – Lawyer of the Year, Labor and Employment, San Francisco
Debra Fischer – Labor and Employment, Los Angeles
Ethel Johnson – Labor and Employment, Houston
Nancy Patterson – Labor and Employment, Houston
Eleanor Pelta – Labor and Employment, Washington, DC
Melinda Riechert – Labor and Employment, Silicon Valley
Grace Speights – Labor and Employment, Washington, DC

Litigation
Elizabeth Baird – Litigation, Washington, DC
Ella Foley Gannon – Litigation, San Francisco
Elizabeth Herrington – Litigation, Chicago
Allyson Ho – Litigation, Dallas
Janice Howe – Litigation, Boston
Camarin Madigan – Litigation, San Francisco
Elaine McChesney – Litigation, Boston
Jami McKeon – Litigation, Philadelphia
Charlene Shimada – Litigation, San Francisco

Personal Law
Christina Fournaris Mesires – Personal Law, Philadelphia

Tax
Celia Roady – Tax, Washington, DC

Telecommunications, Media & Technology
Catherine Wang – Telecommunications, Media & Technology, Washington, DC

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.