East Coast's Fortune 500 General Counsel and Top Law Firms Recognized for Commitment in Advancement of Economic Empowerment of Women Leaders will be honored on April 16, 2013 in New York City

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Awards Committee for the 4th annual Transformative Leadership East Awards Dinner proudly announced its 2013 recipients. AGCO, Altria, Estee Lauder, Pepper Hamilton, US Foodservice, Latham & Watkins, Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, and Winston & Strawn LLP are the 2013 elite class of general counsel and leading law firms selected for the industry's most prestigious awards program. The winners will be recognized during a gala dinner on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Gotham Hall in New York City, www.tlaeast.com.

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The annual Transformative Leadership Awards & Dinner program honors general counsel and law firm partners, who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in law departments and law firms. The awards are presented two times per year – East and West Coast – in seven categories, not only recognizing career achievements but also the individual's commitment to leadership, courage, advancement and empowerment of women.

2013 East Coast Award Winners include:

  • Sharing The Power Award: DENISE F. KEANE, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Altria Group, Inc. and  ELIZABETH P. PAPEZ, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Anastasia D. Kelly Award: SARA E. MOSS, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
  • Rainmaker: NINA M. GUSSACK, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Roderick Palmore Pathmaker Award: CANDACE K. BEINECKE, Partner, Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Pamela L. Carter Award: DEBRA E. KUPER, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, AGCO
  • Firm-wide Policies Award: LATHAM & WATKINS LLP

Anastasia D. Kelly, Partner, DLA Piper, and Awards Committee member, said: 'There is enormous pleasure in the selection of this elite class of lawyers because they embody the trailblazing spirit and have demonstrated true commitment to accelerate the economic empowerment of women in law departments and law firms. Their efforts have broken boundaries and have carved the path for the next generation of women general counsel."

The winners were selected by an awards committee comprising general counsel from leading corporations and partners at top law firms. See www.tlaeast.com/about-the-awards/awards-committee/ for full details.

The 4th annual Transformative Leadership Awards program is presented by InsideCounsel magazine, the leading monthly business publication for general counsel and in-house legal executives, published by Summit Business Media. For more information about the awards program and winners, visit www.TLAEast.com

About Summit Business Media
Summit Business Media is the leading B2B media company serving the insurance and investment markets. Through its Media and Reference Divisions, SBM publishes 17 magazines, more than 30 targeted industry Websites, and 150 reference titles. The Events Division hosts a dozen conferences supporting these brands. SBM's Data Division is the leading provider of group benefits and retirement prospecting tools and insurance industry financial data. For more information, visit www.sbmedia.com.

SOURCE Summit Business Media



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