NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Awards Committee for the 2nd annual Transformative Leadership West Awards Dinner proudly announced its 2013 recipients. Agilent Technologies, DaVita, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, KLA-Tencor Corp, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, Locke Lord LLP, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Miller Law Group, Reed Smith LLP and Sedgwick 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 Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Please visit www.tlawest.com for more information about the awards program and winners.
The annual Transformative Leadership Awards & Dinner program honors general counsel and law firm partners, who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the economic empowerment of women in law departments and law firms. The awards are presented two times per year – East and West Coast - in up to seven categories, not only recognizing career achievements but also the individual's commitment to leadership, courage, advancement and empowerment of women.
2013 West Coast Award Winners include:
Laura Stein Award:
Marie Oh Huber, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Agilent Technologies
Kim Rivera, General Counsel, DaVita
James Strother Award:
Michael A. Tanenbaum, Chair, Sedgwick LLP
Sharing the Power:
Lynn Bersch, Senior Director, Employment Law, KLA-Tencor, Corp. & Kerry McInerney Freeman, Partner, Miller Law Group
Sally B. Narey, General Counsel, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company & Kimberly A. Yelkin, Managing Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Locke Lord LLP, Law firm
Tami Lyn Azorsky, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Debra Zumwalt Award:
Catharina Y. Min, Office Managing Partner, Silicon Valley, Reed Smith LLP
Michelle Banks, General Counsel, Gap Inc., 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 within 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.
The 2nd annual Transformative Leadership Awards West 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.TLAWest.com
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