Euromoney Legal Media Group has just honored White & Case nine times for the accomplishments of its women lawyers and the Firm's commitment to their success: seven times at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards in London, and twice at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards in New York.
Following are the Women in Business Law Awards won by White & Case:
Jacquelyn MacLennan (Brussels): Best in competition & antitrust (second year won)
Laura Hoyland (London): Rising star, Tax
- Best in Belgium
- Best in Finland
- Best in Russia
- Best in Turkey
Firm award: Best international firm for talent management (second consecutive year won)
Carolyn J. Vardi (New York): Best in private equity
Firm award: Best international firm for talent management (fifth consecutive year won)
These and the many other such awards the Firm has won recognize the success not only of White & Case's women lawyers, but also of the Firm's Global Women's Initiative. The Initiative encourages the success and advancement of White & Case's women lawyers worldwide with a three-prong strategy:
- Working with the Firm's regional and global leaders to develop and implement talent management programs to promote the retention and advancement of women lawyers
- Promoting an inclusive culture and strengthening collaboration and innovation throughout our global network
- Instituting and supporting local women's networks to offer professional and business development activities in Firm offices around the world
Through the Firm's talent management program, White & Case has increased the percentage of equity and contract partners who are women, the number of women associates considered for partnership and retention of women the Firm has identified as top candidates for advancement.
Laura Hoyland has a wide range of transactional and advisory experience advising corporate and individual clients on direct and indirect tax aspects of corporate and financing transactions, including asset and share transfers and corporate restructuring including cross border mergers, accessing the capital markets, securitizations and bank finance.
Jacquelyn MacLennan offers a wealth of experience for clients worldwide, representing leading multinational corporations, governments and trade associations. She focuses on EU competition law, and clients benefit from her experience and insight in developing strategy and running major international cartel investigations, as well as advising on complex distribution problems and licensing arrangements, abuse of dominance cases, mergers and joint ventures.
Carolyn J. Vardi represents buyers and sellers in public and private mergers and acquisitions, including joint ventures and equity co-investments. She has built up a strong and significant track record in the resolution of complex transactions for domestic and international private equity funds, as well as for corporate clients.