Women at Paul, Weiss
Awards & Recognition
Paul, Weiss has been widely recognized for its market-leading efforts to hire and promote women lawyers. The firm was:
- Recognized with honorable mentions in two categories by Yale Law Women in the group’s 2021 Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report: top firm for diverse leadership and top firm for training and mentorship.
- Awarded Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for our advancement of women lawyers for the past six consecutive years.
- Ranked among the top 25 firms for Female Equity Partnership in 2015 by The American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard.
- Recognized in 2016 by Vault as a “Best Law Firm” in four categories: Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, Women and LGBT Individuals.
- Honored by Association of Black Women Attorneys, Inc. (ABWA) with its 2016 Excellence in Corporate Diversity Award.
- Named by Law360 as one of the 100 best law firms for women in 2015 and 2016.
Events & Publications
- May 06, 2021
Paul, Weiss received special recognition at the annual Her Justice Photography Auction and Benefit on May 6.
- Apr 29, 2021
Corporate partner Amran Hussein will participate in a panel, “Diversity and Inclusion in the Private Equity Industry,” as part of the Practising Law Institute’s 22nd Annual Private Equity Forum.
- Mar 31, 2021
On March 31, corporate counsel Femi Austin participated in a panel, “Beyond this Moment: Leadership & Success in the Law,” sponsored by the Advancement Initiative in celebration of Women’s History Month.
- Mar 18, 2021
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Paul, Weiss Women’s Network and Black Lawyers’ Network hosted a conversation between litigation partner Loretta Lynch and UCLA School of Law Professor and distinguished legal scholar…
- Mar 16, 2021
Paul, Weiss, in partnership with our client Apollo Global Management, hosted a virtual pro bono clinic to provide transactional legal counsel to women-owned businesses based in New York City, in observance of Women’s History Month.
- Mar 15, 2021
Paul, Weiss sponsored “The ERA Amendment: Writing Sex Equality into the U.S. Constitution,” an inaugural gala hosted by the Columbia Law School Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Project.
- Jan 14, 2021
Litigation partner Jennifer H. Wu participated in a panel sponsored by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and Thomson Reuters on navigating internal organizational politics in a remote work environment.
- Feb 25, 2021
Litigation partner Karen Dunn is participating in a panel, “Women in Lead Roles: First Chairs and Expert Witnesses,” as part of an American Bar Association program.
- Jan 28, 2021
On January 28, litigation associate Amanda Weingarten was a featured speaker in a YaleWomen webinar, “The Art of the Pivot: Thriving Through Career Reinvention.”
- Jan 19, 2021
Litigation partner Jennifer H. Wu will participate in a panel, “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Within Big Law,” as part of Fordham Law Diversity Day.
Awards & Recognition
- May 07, 2021
Litigation partner Loretta Lynch received the New York State Bar Association’s Robert L. Haig Award.
- Apr 30, 2021
Six Paul, Weiss partners have been shortlisted by Euromoney for the 2021 Women in Business Law America Awards.
- Apr 12, 2021
Paul, Weiss was recognized with two honorable mentions in Yale Law Women’s 16th Annual Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report.
- Jan 26, 2021
Corporate partner Rachael Coffey was recognized as one of the “Top Women in Dealmaking” by The Deal in the Q4 2020 edition of The Dealmaker Quarterly.
- Jan 26, 2021
Corporate partner Taurie Zeitzer was recognized as one of the “Top Women in Dealmaking” by The Deal in the Q4 2020 edition of The Dealmaker Quarterly.
- Jan 08, 2021
Corporate partners Betty Yap and Judie Ng Shortell have been included in China Business Law Journal’s “The A-List 2020: China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms).”
- Dec 22, 2020
Executive compensation partner Jean McLoughlin and litigation partner Liza Velazquez have been named to Crain’s New York Business’s 2021 “Notable Women in Law” list.
- Dec 01, 2020
Litigation partner Loretta Lynch was honored with the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) Champion Award at the WWCDA’s 2020 Virtual Awards Gala.
- Dec 07, 2020
Chief Inclusion Officer Danyale Price has been recognized with a 2020 Ruth Whitehead Whaley Professional Achievement Award, presented by the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA).
- Aug 28, 2020
Litigation partner Karen Dunn was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the 2020 “Top 10 Women in Litigation,” a best-in-class subset of Benchmark’s annual list of the leading 250 female litigators across the United States.