Boies, Schiller & Flexner Report - July 2015
Women Lawyers Receive Awards
London Managing Partner Natasha Harrison was named “Best in Litigation,” partner Wendy Miles QC was named “Best in International Arbitration,” and associate Fiona Huntriss was named “Rising Star – Litigation” in Women in Business Law awards sponsored by Euromoney in June. Ms. Harrison is currently leading the representation of note holders against Spanish conglomerate Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, assisted by Ms. Huntriss, and recently won an important judgment for their client from the English High Court.
Washington partner Karen Dunn and New York partner Alanna Rutherford were named “Outstanding Women Lawyers” by the National Law Journal. The publication recognized 75 women lawyers from across the country for, among other things, leadership, performance in significant cases, development of successful practices, and efforts to improve diversity in the profession. Ms. Dunn served as co-lead counsel in a high-profile antitrust case in the portable music industry last year, winning a defense verdict from the jury in a class action that had sought $1 billion in damages. She also represents the District of Columbia Council in its fight to gain autonomy over the city’s local spending. Ms. Rutherford played a leading role in one of the nation’s first derivatives litigations. She worked recently on the constitutional takings case brought by AIG shareholders against the U.S. Government.
Helen Maher, a partner in Armonk, was named to Benchmark Litigation’s list of Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2015. The publication noted that Ms. Maher’s practice is “taking off like a bullet.”