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  • Lilienfeld Authors IFLR Article on Supporting Working Parents

    17 Mar 2017

    Contributing to IFLR’s Women in Business Law Group’s Best Practice Series on inclusiveness, partner Doreen Lilienfeld (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) wrote an article on supporting working parents. In this installment of the series, Lilienfeld and other Women in Business Law Group members discuss the efforts law firms are making to improve work/life balance and provide support for parents in the workplace. “Balancing work and family is challenging at every step of a legal career, from associate to partner. Getting support in the workplace works out for all involved: the lawyer is supported, and the law firm keeps a talented employee,” says Lilienfeld. 

  • Hammes Authors IFLR Article on Retaining Talented Women

    7 Dec 2016

    Contributing to IFLR’s Women in Business Law Group’s Best Practice Series on inclusiveness, partner Patricia Hammes (New York-Project Development & Finance) wrote an article on retaining talented women. In this installment of the series, Hammes and other Women in Business Law Group members discuss the efforts law firms are making to support and retain top female talent, and further support them to grow and become leaders in the field.

  • Delbaum Authors IFLR Article on Effective Networking

    29 Sep 2016

    Contributing to IFLR’s Women in Business Law Group’s Best Practice Series on inclusiveness, partner Jessica Delbaum  (New York-Antitrust) wrote an article on using your network effectively. In this installment of the series, Delbaum and other Women in Business Law Group members discuss networking for all stages of your career – even for those who don’t always feel comfortable with small talk.

  • Anderson Authors IFLR Article on Transition Mentoring

    19 Jul 2016

    Contributing to IFLR’s Women in Business Law Group’s Best Practice Series on inclusiveness, partner Paula Anderson (New York-Litigation) wrote an article on transition mentoring. In this installment of the series, Anderson and other Women in Business Law Group members discuss advice they give – and have received – about returning to the office after a period of time off, such as maternity leave. “Do not be shy about asking for help before, during and after your leave – either formally or informally,” says Anderson. “Women who have come back to the workforce understand the challenges and can be great sources of insight and support.”

  • Cowley Writes Article in The Glass Hammer on Sterling Pride

    19 Jul 2016
    Shearman & Sterling’s Alyssa Cowley, a New York-based associate in the Corporate Group and co-leader of Sterling Pride, Shearman & Sterling’s LGBT inclusion network, wrote an article about the firm’s leading position in fostering an inclusive environment for LGBT lawyers and staff.
  • Grant Authors IFLR Article on Branding for Success

    12 May 2016

    Contributing to IFLR’s Women in Business Law Group’s Best Practice Series on inclusiveness, partner Denise Grant (New York-Project Development & Finance) wrote an article on building your personal brand. In this installment of the series, Grant and other Women in Business Law Group members discuss how building your personal brand will help you differentiate yourself among your competitors, and attract and retain clients no matter where you are in your career.

  • Lilienfeld, Polovoy and Kessel Weigh in on Delaware Director Compensation Cases

    3 May 2016

    To successfully defend legal challenges against compensation committee decisions, biopharmaceutical companies must make greater efforts to obtain the necessary approvals from stockholders.

  • Leeds Ruby and Thompson Author Chapter on Global Trends in Leveraged Lending

    27 Apr 2016
    Partners Caroline Leeds Ruby (London-Finance) and Joshua Thompson (New York-Finance) have written a chapter on global trends in leveraged lending in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending & Secured Finance 2016.
  • Authorities Adopt Determinations on Supervision of CCPs

    20 Apr 2016
    On March 16, 2016, the European Commission published its equivalence decision on the derivatives regulatory regimes for derivatives clearing organizations in the United States in the Official Journal of the European Union.
  • Reynolds and Parisi Write Article on New Rules on Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps

    1 Feb 2016

    Partners Barney Reynolds (London-FIA&FR) and Donna Parisi (New York-Investment Funds) wrote an article, titled “The Effects of Trans-Atlantic Reform on Margin for Uncleared Swaps: Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Uncleared Swaps,” that was published by the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation.

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