RICHMOND, Va., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --McGuireWoods LLP today announced that Joy Fuhr, a partner in the firm's Richmond office, is the recipient of the 2012 DuPont Women Lawyers' Network (DWLN) Themis Award. The DWLN presents the award annually to a woman who embodies the group's mission, which is to positively impact the business of DuPont by promoting legal excellence through the success, development and professional advancement of the women lawyers representing the company.
Fuhr, national chair of McGuireWoods' Women Lawyers Network and a member of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, was recognized at the DuPont Legal/Primary Law Firm-Service Providers Annual Meeting on April 17 as a role model for maintaining work/life balance while managing a sophisticated legal practice.
"The DuPont Women Lawyers' Network has created many opportunities for women lawyers to develop and advance in their careers within the legal industry," said Fuhr, who focuses her practice on defending public nuisance, environmental, toxic tort and product liability claims. "I am truly honored to have been recognized by this distinguished group of women."
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McGuireWoods LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide. The firm's Richmond office is located at 901 East Cary Street. For more information, visit www.mcguirewoods.com.
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