Shearman & Sterling has been named “Best International Firm Latin America Practice” and New York partner Cynthia Urda Kassis (New York-Project Development & Finance) has been named “Best in Energy, Natural Resources and Mining” at the 2015 Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of those firms setting the standard in terms of female-friendly work practices, and women leading the field in the legal sector across the Americas.
The firm’s Latin America practice, headed by partner Antonia Stolper (New York-Capital Markets), includes a number of female partners. The practice is considered a leader in the region, having advised companies, financial institutions, governments, governmental entities and multilateral agencies for over a century on their most important transactions and disputes.
Urda Kassis was recognized for her professional accomplishments as well as her advocacy and influence within her field over the past year.
In addition, the firm was shortlisted for “Best Firm in the US Northeast,” “Best International Firm for Diversity” and “Best International Firm for Women in Business Law.” In addition to Urda Kassis, four other Shearman & Sterling partners—Stolper, Denise Grant (New York-Project Development & Finance), Doreen Lilienfeld (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) and Donna Parisi (New York-Asset Management)—were shortlisted for Euromoney Awards.