We are delighted to announce our North America and Anglo Caribbean IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2022. The fifth edition is the most comprehensive yet, featuring around 1000 lawyers globally, a 33% increase from the number of lawyers recognized last year. It is a privilege to be able recognise the work of all the outstanding women. 

IFLR1000 Women Leaders is an elite ranking category reserved for the most prominent women lawyers across the world working in the areas of law IFLR1000 researches. This is an exclusive group of lawyers with outstanding reputations within their markets who either have expertise and experience of working on complex deals, or who have risen to hold leadership roles with their firms or their practices. For some individuals, both these things are true.  

Please use the map above to see all Women Leaders across jurisdictions. 

If you have questions about the research process, please contact Chynna Lewis: chynna.lewis@iflr1000.com 

If you would like to discuss how we can help you promote you or your firm's achievements, please contact Emily Kyriacou: emily.kyriacou@euromoneyplc.com  

Research methodology  

IFLR1000's research teams in Hong Kong, London, New York and Sofia collectively analyse thousands of research submissions, conduct thousands of interviews with law firm partners, and survey tens of thousands of clients to determine IFLR1000's Women Leaders. 

Each year Women Leaders uses the previous submission cycle's data for the research. Women Leaders 2022 will be based primarily on submissions made in 2021.  

Featured Editorial Content:

Women Leaders 2022

Below you will find profiles of our featured Women Leaders from the region.

 

Vivienne Gouthro

Higgs & Johnson

Bahamas

In addition to being highly regarded for her work in the financial and corporate practice, Higgs & Johnson partner Vivienne Gouthro is the managing partner of the Freeport office. She is also the chair of the maritime & aviation practice group and is best known in the market for her work leading complex maritime deals.

    Christel Sands-Feaste

Higgs & Johnson

Bahamas

Higgs & Johnson partner Christel Sands-Feaste is highly respected by the market for her work in the financial and corporate practice, specializing in in financings and acquisitions. In addition to her standout transactional work, she is the Chair of the firm’s Financial Services Law & Regulation and Securities & Investment Funds practice groups.

   

Dolly Mirchandani

White & Case

USA

Dolly Mirchandani has years of experience in the infrastructure and energy industries. A partner at White & Case, she stands out as being a market leader in the project development and finance practices, for example working on Ridgewood Private Equity Partners’ acquisition of Vista Ridge.

   

 

Arlene Hahn

White & Case

USA

White & Case’s Global Head of Technology Transactions Arlene Hahn has gained extensive recognition for her work within the M&A and private equity practices, especially within the technology industry. She frequently works on multibillion dollar acquisitions including Panasonic’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Blue Yonder.

 

   

 

Tali Sealman

White & Case

USA

Tali Sealman is a partner in the M&A practice at White & Case, where she specializes in the emerging technology, life sciences and venture capital industries. Her work is very well received by the market, where she is recognized for her part in leading multibillion dollar crossborder acquisitions, including REE Automotive’s $3.6 billion go-public acquisition by 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp.

 

    Michelle Rutta

White & Case

USA

White & Case partner Michelle Rutta regularly advises on debt issuances but is more well known for her work leading multibillion dollar acquisitions and sales. For example, she has acted for Macquarie Infrastructure in the sale of three of its businesses, totaling $7.674 billion.

    Germaine Gurr

White & Case

USA

Having won accolades for her work leading M&A transactions, White & Case partner Germaine Gurr is a standout in her practice. She stands out for her lead on multibillion dollar crossborder deals including Schneider Electric’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Larson & Toubro Electrical & Automation Division.