Business Insurance Honors Cynthia Shoss as One of its 'Women to Watch'

Dec 10, 2010, 12:18 ET from Dewey & LeBoeuf

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dewey & LeBoeuf today announced that Business Insurance magazine has named Cynthia Shoss, co-chair-elect of the firm's Insurance Regulatory Department, as one of its 2010 "Women to Watch."

Business Insurance's annual "Women to Watch" feature highlights an elite group of 25 women who are doing outstanding work in commercial insurance, reinsurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields. A panel of the magazine's senior editors selected this year's honorees based on their recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace and contributions to the advancement of women in business.

Ms. Shoss was one of only three women honored from the legal industry. This also marks the second consecutive year a Dewey & LeBoeuf lawyer has been recognized by Business Insurance. Jane Boisseau, co-chair of the firm's Insurance Regulatory Department, was among last year's "Women to Watch" honorees.

"Our firm has one of the preeminent insurance practices among all law firms. This reputation has been earned over decades by several generations of lawyers who have played key roles in the industry's most significant matters," said Steven H. Davis, Chairman of Dewey & LeBoeuf. "Cynthia has been a cornerstone of the firm's service to the insurance industry for over 20 years. I'd like to congratulate her on this honor and commend her for her dedication to excellence, as well as her commitment to advancing women in the workplace."

Cynthia Shoss is co-chair-elect of Dewey & LeBoeuf's Insurance Regulatory Department, a member of the firm's Diversity Committee and the Founding Chair of its Women's Initiatives Committee. Ms. Shoss has worked on some of the insurance industry's most transformative transactions and is recognized as a leader in the area of demutualizations and other conversions. She has drafted legislation and regulations and she has advised Insurance Commissioners and Attorneys General on policy matters. Ms. Shoss has counseled companies around the world and is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences.

Dewey & LeBoeuf's leadership in the insurance industry has been recognized by a number of legal publications and organizations. This includes consistently being ranked among the world's leading insurance law firms in publications such as Chambers USA, Legal 500 and SNL Financial. The firm has also been named "Insurance Law Firm of the Year" for nine consecutive years by Reactions magazine.

The firm's efforts in diversity have also been recognized on several occasions. For two consecutive years the firm was awarded the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's Thomas L. Sager Award for the Northeast Region (US). For the past two years, the firm also achieved a perfect score in the Corporate Equality Index Survey, which earned the firm the distinction of being one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

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