For the second consecutive year, Weil Gotshal's Prague office has been recognized as the leading international law firm in the Czech Republic by Chambers Europe 2009: Guide to Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business. The award was presented at the Chambers Europe Awards event held in London in late April.
Karel Muzikar, managing partner of Weil's Prague office, commented, "It is extremely gratifying to receive the Chambers Award as it reflects our clients' and peers' recognition of the high caliber of our work and our lawyers." The Chambers Europe awards, which are presented to the leading law firms in 21 jurisdictions, reflect firms' pre-eminence and notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. Winners are selected on the basis of Chambers' independent research.
Holly Loiseau, litigation partner in Weil Gotshal's Washington, DC office, has been elected as the president-elect of the over 700-member Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Ms. Loiseau will serve as president-elect for 2009 - 2010 effective May 19, 2009, and become president in May 2010. A member of the WBA since 2003, she has served on its board of directors since 2007. Notably, in March 2008, Ms. Loiseau chaired the WBA's "Creating Pathways to Success for All" program which focused on challenges facing women of color as part of the WBA's ongoing Initiative on Retention and Advancement of Women. Commenting on the appointment, Weil Gotshal chairman Stephen Dannhauser stated, "We are very proud of Holly and fully support her commitment to promoting the advancement and retention of women, and diversity in general, in the field of law."
Business Finance and Restructuring partner Lydia Protopapas was selected by Turnaround & Workouts magazine as one of the top 12 "Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers - 2009."
Ms. Protopapas's representation of Andarko Petroleum, Macquarie, GE Franchise Finance and her current lead role in two potential billion-dollar bankruptcies were cited as evidence of her success in the field.