Law360 Names the Top Female M&A Attorneys

-- Top female lawyers are recognized for excellence in mergers & acquisitions --

Nov 14, 2011, 08:30 ET from Law360

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Law360 (, a leading publisher of litigation news and intelligence, is pleased to announce its inaugural list of the Top Female Deal Makers. A panel of six Law360 editors has selected ten female attorneys who have shined in the male-dominated field of mergers and acquisitions. The selections were made from over 70 nominations submitted.

Law360 plans to profile each of the selected winners over the next few weeks, highlighting their accomplishments, including their work on some of the biggest takeovers of the recent past.  M&A is a particularly demanding field within the legal profession that is still considered by many to be an "old boys' club" and Law360's profiles will highlight the ability of these female attorneys to successfully navigate the many challenges they face.

"Law360 believes it is important to foster diversity and we are pleased to recognize the best female M&A attorneys in the business today," said Magnus Hoglund, co-founder of Law360.  "Despite the challenges for female attorneys working in M&A, these ten rainmakers have shown they can excel in a male-dominated field."

Top Female Deal Makers List:

  • Barbara Becker, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Christine D'Alimonte, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Julie Jones, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Katie Martin, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
  • Martha McGarry, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Kelly Rose, Baker Botts LLP
  • Jane Ross, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
  • Jodi Simala, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Kathryn King Sudol, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Mary Ann Todd, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP    

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