More than 200 distinguished guests attended Chambers USA's first Women in Law Award ceremony at the Plaza Hotel in New York last night, Thursday February 2nd.
The ceremony highlights the achievements of women lawyers and diversity of law firms. It is the most comprehensive national awards for women lawyers across the U.S. to date, with lawyers nominated from California to New York, Utah to Oklahoma. The event was well supported by America's leading corporate counsel, who are the driving force for diversity in U.S. law firms.
Sidley Austin landed the prize for Most Innovative Gender Diversity Initiative whilst Morgan Stanley won the award for Most Female-Friendly Company.
Managing Editor Catherine McGregor said: “It's really wonderful to have such support from both law firms and the in-house communities for these awards. We're very happy to have been able to showcase the achievements of so many excellent women lawyers, particularly those in the up and coming category. We look forward to honouring more outstanding women in future years."