The submission cycle for the Women in Business Law Awards Americas 2022. We will be celebrating the most ground-breaking achievements by the region's leading female lawyers as well as the most progressive law firms and in-house teams in terms of their gender policies, advocacy, and support of women in the practice of law.


We invite you to submit your leading female attorneys and standout policies for the opportunity to be recognised in this preeminent industry recognition programme.


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The Women in Business Law Americas Awards will recognise leading women for their contributions to the practice of business law along with the firms that have developed the most progressive initiatives towards diversity and inclusion from throughout the continent.


The event programme aims to honour women in the forefront of legal work in business law and those firms that have produced initiatives and programmes to support and encourage women and diversity within the industry.  


We award law firms that have developed strong innovative practices and projects that highlight gender diversity, as well as women lawyers working in business law. We recognise up and coming women lawyers in their field and champion firms who have encouraged the growth of women talent in their countries and globally. The shortlists and winners are published on our website and social media.


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Submission evidence

We ask firms to provide evidence of their developed programmes and practices regarding gender diversity, innovation, diversity, mentoring, talent management, and pro bono work.

Firms should provide their most complex and interesting policies and initiatives in the research form and explain clearly to our research team why they are important and what they tell us about the firm’s willingness to promote women and diversity.

Client feedback

We speak to a wide range of corporate contacts to get their opinions on the firms and attorneys they use.

Read more on the methodology here >



Research and submissions open - 17 January

Research and submissions close - 24 February

Shortlist announcement - 5 May

Awards ceremony - 9 June

Shortlist announced

July 23

Awards ceremony

September 17


We award law firms that have developed strong and innovative practices and programmes that highlight women and diversity, as well as women lawyers working in business law and publish the shortlists and winners on our website and social media.

Best in practice awards

Rising star awards

Country awards

Firm of the year awards

In-house awards

Best in practice awards

The Best in practice awards recognise the outstanding achievements of women in over thirty different practice areas in business law from across Americas. These are individuals who stand out as leaders amongst their peers and who have been instrumental to innovative approaches in their field.

Best in Antirrust & competition

Best in Aviation

Best in Banking & finance

Best in Capital markets: Debt

Best in Capital markets: Equity 

Best in Commercial arbitration 

Best in Copyright

Best in Corporate governance

Best in Energy, natural resources, & mining

Best in Environment

Best in Financial regulation

Best in Information Communications Technology

Best in Insurance & reinsurance

Best in International trade

Best in Investment funds

Best in Labour & employment

Best in Life sciences

Best in Litigation

Best in Media & entertainment

Best in Mergers & acquisitions

Best in Offshore

Best in Patent

Best in Privacy & data protection

Best in Private equity

Best in Product liability

Best in Project finance

Best in Real estate

Best in Restructuring & insolvency

Best in Securities litigation

Best in Shipping & maritime

Best in Structured finance

Best in Tax

Best in Tax dispute resolution

Best in Technology

Best in Trademark

Best in Transfer pricing

Best in Wealth management

Best in White collar crime

Rising star awards

Country awards

Firm of the year awards

In-house awards

Best in practice awards

Rising star awards

This category is to recognise those women who are blazing trails and making a name for themselves, who are not yet partners in their firms and whose stars are shining brightest as future leaders in their jurisdictions. 





Intellectual Property



Country awards

Firm of the year awards

In-house awards

Best in practice awards

Rising star awards

Country awards

The country/regional awards recognise the firms who put policy and rhetoric into positive action that promotes the work and culture of women in the legal industry. We award the firm in each jurisdiction that exemplifies these ideals.





Central America








US Midwest

US Northeast

US South

US West


Firm of the year awards

In-house awards

Best in practice awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

Firm of the year awards

Firm of the year award celebrates the progressive and innovative work being done by firms to promote diversity and inclusion policies into the framework of their business. Initiatives that aim to help women come to an equity standing within a traditionally male dominated industry will be recgonised here.


Best Career development International firm

Best Career development Latin America

Best Career development North America

Best Diverse Women Lawyers International firm

Best Diverse Women Lawyers Latin America

Best Diverse Women Lawyers North America

Best Gender diversity International firm

Best Gender diversity Latin America

Best Gender diversity North America

Innovative International firm

Best Latin America practice International firm

Best Pro bono International firm

Best Pro bono Latin America

Best Pro bono North America

Best Women in Business Law International firm

Best Women in Business Law Latin America

Best Women in Business Law North America

Best Work-Life Balance International firm

Best Work-Life Balance Latin America

Best Work-Life Balance North America

In-house awards

In 2022 we are recognising the role of in-house and general counsel. In-house practices will be awarded for the following categories

Best In-house team Latin America

Best In-house Team North America

Best General Counsel Latin America

Best General Counsel North America

Rising Star Latin America

Rising Star North America


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