NEW YORK, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adobe Systems Incorporated; Oracle; PG&E Corporation; ConAgra Foods, Inc; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Winston & Strawn LLP; Jackson Lewis LLP; University of California and California Department of Financial Institution are among the first set of general counsel and senior law departments selected as West Coast leaders for the legal industry's most prestigious awards program. The winners will be recognized during a gala dinner on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, www.tlawest.com.
The Transformative Leadership Awards West program honors general counsel and law firm partners, located on the West Coast, who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in corporate law. The awards are presented in seven categories, not only recognizing career achievements, but also the individual's commitment to leadership, courage, advancement and empowerment of women.
2012 West Coast Award Winners include:
- Laura Stein Award - KAREN COTTLE, ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED and MARY DOYLE, ORACLE
- James M. Strother Award - HYUN PARK, PG&E CORPORATION
- Rainmaker Award - PAT GILLETTE, ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP
- Firm Wide Policies Award - WINSTON & STRAWN LLP
- Sharing the Power Award - CONAGRA FOODS, INC and JACKSON LEWIS LLP
- Debra L. Zumwalt Pioneer Award - TEVEIA R. BARNES, COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
- Louise H. Renne Pioneer in the Public Sector Award - CHARLES ROBINSON, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
The winners were selected by an awards committee comprised of general counsel from leading corporations. The committee is co-chaired by Michelle Banks, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Gap Inc. and InsideCounsel magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Cathleen Flahardy.
Michelle Banks stated: "It is gratifying to see this elite group of attorneys recognized for their commitment to the advancement of women in the legal profession. Their transformative actions help pave the way for future female GCs."
The Transformative Leadership Awards Annual and West Coast program are 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.tlawest.com.
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