Legal Department Categories

General Counsel of the Year—In-House

  • Amy Fliegelman Olli, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, VMware Inc.
  • Ana Salas Siegel, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Lynne Puckett, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Celanese Corp.
  • Cheree Johnson, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, WR Grace & Co.
  • Christine Kalla, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Travelers

Lifetime Achievement—In-House

  • Connie Brenton, Vice President– Law, Technology and Operations, NetApp Inc.
  • Loretta Cecil, General Counsel & EVP, Change Healthcare
  • Marnie Seif, Chief Legal Officer and Chief People Officer, Analog Devices Inc.

Leadership Through Crisis: Industry—In-House

  • Banking & Finance: Deborah McCrimmon, VP, Litigation, Ripple
  • Insurance: Christine Kalla, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Travelers
  • Retail & Consumer Goods: Jacqueline Lee, Vice President, General Counsel, Flynn Restaurant Group LP
  • Health Care: Kathleen Sweitzer, General Counsel, Maestro Health
  • Technology, Media & Telecom: Holly Windham, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and People Officer & Corporate Secretary, Rackspace Technology
  • Transportation & Infrastructure: Kristin Meikle, Principal Counsel, Bechtel

Collaborative Leadership—In-House

  • Rachel O’Neill, Vice President, Group General Counsel, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Travelers
  • Pervin Taleyarkhan, Legal Counsel, Whirlpool Corp.
  • Kathryn Hartrick, Vice President and General Counsel, Robertson Lowstuter Inc.
  • Susannah Stroud-Wright, Chief Legal Officer, Credit Karma
  • Hillary Victor, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Empire Today LLC
  • Lisa Borgeson, Senior Director, Legal, Worldwide Employment & Compliance, NetApp

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion—In-House

  • Melissa Sladden, Senior Counsel, Downstream & Chemicals Litigation Management Group, Chevron Products Co.
  • Jodi Caro, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Ulta Beauty Inc.
  • Maureen O’Neill, Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Consilio
  • Nicole Linda Kelsey, General Counsel and Secretary, Amyris Inc.
  • Megan Lutes, General Counsel at Glowforge, Inc., former Acting Head of Legal, Convoy Inc.
  • Tina Newsome-Lee, Managing Counsel, Travelers

Innovative Leadership—In-House

  • Dina Traugot, Vice President, Group General Counsel and Chief Contracts Counsel, Travelers
  • Lee Ann Stevenson, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer (Vericast); Senior Vice President (MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.)
  • Erin Ziaja, Associate General Counsel and Head of Litigation, NFP
  • Evelyn Crane-Oliver, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Robert Half
  • Joanne Flack, Senior Director, Legal, Rackspace Technology
  • Caren Ulrich Stacy, Founder and CEO, Diversity Lab

Thought Leadership—In-House

  • Beatrice Zdrodowski, General Counsel and Risk Management Officer, Ungerboeck Systems International LLC
  • Michelle Lee, Assistant General Counsel, Pinterest
  • Marina Carpenter, EVP, Public Affairs, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel, Arizona Coyotes
  • Megan Ryan, General Counsel, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Executive VP, Nassau Health Care Corp.
  • Jessica Nguyen, Chief Legal Officer, Lexion
  • Amy Yeung, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Lotame Solutions Inc.


Law Firm Categories

Managing Partner of the Year—Law Firm

  • Doneene K. Damon, President, Richards, Layton & Finger
  • Joanne Katsantonis, Deputy Managing Partner for Development, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Kalpana Srinivasan, Managing Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Kelly Culhane, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Culhane Meadows PLLC
  • Kristina Lawson, Managing Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Patricia Brown Holmes, RSHC, Managing Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila
  • Rebecca Faith Bratter, Deputy Managing Partner, Greenspoon Marder

Lifetime Achievement—Law Firm

  • Anna Glick, Senior Counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
  • Connie Lewis Lensing, Counsel, Bradley
  • Ora Fisher, Partner, former Global Vice Chair of the firm, Latham & Watkins
  • Sheila Slocum Hollis, Chair, Duane Morris (Washington, D.C., office)
  • Valerie Ford Jacob, Co-Head Global Capital Markets Practice and Financial Institutions Practice, Freshfields

Collaborative Leadership—Law Firm

  • Anne Lockner, Partner, Robins Kaplan
  • Amanda Smith, Chief Engagement Officer, Morgan Lewis
  • Jennifer Pafiti, Partner, Pomerantz LLP
  • Meg George, Office Managing Partner, Akerman LLP
  • Tiffany Lee, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Cheryl Scarboro, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion—Law Firm

  • Sheila Boston, Partner, Arnold & Porter
  • Kimberly Bullock Gatling, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Alethia Nancoo, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Jenny Martinez, Senior Partner, Munck Wilson Mandala
  • Emily Burkhardt Vicente, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Amber Finch, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
  • Amal Bouchenaki, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Narges Kakalia, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mintz
  • Aisha Greene, Director of Attorney Development and Training, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Tanisha James, Partner, Cooley LLP

Innovative Leadership—Law Firm

  • Elizabeth Alcalde, Partner, Akerman
  • Lisa Collins, Partner, BakerHostetler
  • Elizabeth Espín Stern, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Kimberly Lau, Partner, Warshaw Burstein
  • Rebecca Wright, Partner, Rathbone Group LLC
  • Sunni Beville, Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP
  • Julie Jones, Chair Ropes & Gray LLP

Thought Leadership—Law Firm

  • Amber Walsh, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Amy J. Traub, Partner, BakerHostetler
  • Jaime Santos, Partner, Goodwin
  • Kelly A. Waters, Partner, Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP
  • Quyen Ta, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Sigrid McCawley, Managing Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner