Women in Business Law Awards - Americas
Women in Business Law Awards - Americas

Awards ceremony

September 17

 

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AN UNMISSABLE MOMENT OF RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENT

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.

WHAT DO YOU AWARD? 

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.

 

View the categories >

RANKING CRITERIA 

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 >

KEY DATES

Shortlist announcement

Shortlist announced

July 23

Awards announcement

Awards ceremony

September 17

CATEGORIES

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

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 and finance

Best in Capital markets: Debt

Best in Capital markets: Equity 

Best in Commercial arbitration 

Best in Copyright

Best in Corporate governance

Best in Cybersecurity

Best in Energy, natural resources, & mining

Best in Environment

Best in Financial regulation

Best in Insurance & reinsurance

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 Patent

Best in Private equity

Best in Product liability

Best in Real estate

Best in Restructuring & insolvency

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

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. 

 

Corporate

Finance

Intellectual Property

Litigation

Tax

Country awards

Firm of the year 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.

 

Argentina

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Mexico

Panama

Peru

Uruguay

US Midwest

US Northeast

US South

US West

Venezuela

Firm of the year 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 gender diversity initiative by a national firm (Latin America)

Best gender diversity initiative by a national firm (North America)

Best gender diversity initiative by an international firm

Best international firm Latin America practice

Most innovative international firm

Best firm for diversity (Latin America)

Best firm for diversity (North America)

Best international firm for diversity

Best national firm mentoring programme (Latin America)

Best national firm mentoring programme (North America)

Best international mentoring programme

Best national firm for work-life balance (Latin America)

Best national firm for work-life balance (North America)

Best international firm for work-life balance

Best national firm for pro bono work (Latin America)

Best national firm for pro bono work (North America)

Best national firm for pro bono work (Latin America)

Best national firm for pro bono work (North America)

Best international firm for pro bono work 

Best national firm for talent management (Latin America)

Best national firm for talent management (North America)

Best international firm for talent management

Best national firm for women in business law (Latin America)

Best national firm for women in business law (North America)

Best international firm for women in business law

VENUE

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CONTACT US

For more information on the research process, what we award, or for any general enquiries, get in touch with us below: