Winston Cites Accomplishments Of Female Partners

Friday, June 1, 2007 - 01:00

The firm of Winston & Strawn has announced recent accomplishments of a number of its women partners.

Liisa M. Thomas was featured in a Crain's Chicago Business profile titled She Stops Them from Crossing the (On)Line. In the profile, Ms. Thomas discusses her work on "hot" issues such as text messaging and the Children's Online Privacy Act.

Christine A. Edwards is one of 14 commissioners and chair of the Financial Institutions Working Group of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce: Capital Markets Commission, which recently issued its Report and Recommendations on the Regulation of U.S. Capital Markets in the 21st Century.

Laura R. Petroff, managing partner of Winston & Strawn's Los Angeles office, was named by the Daily Journal to its most recent list of the Top 100 Most Influential California Lawyers. Ms. Petroff also serves on the board of directors of Public Counsel, the largest pro bono public interest firm in the world.

Marie A. Lona was named head of Winston's recently launched e-Discovery and Electronic Information practice, which counsels clients on all issues surrounding electronically stored information.

Connie N. Bertram, named Leading Lawyer in labor and employment law by Legal Times and Top Washington Lawyer in employment law by Washingtonian Magazine, serves as an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, serves as co-chair of the annual Georgetown CLE/ALI-ABA Evidence Issues and Jury Instructions in Employment Cases program, and recently authored the article Sarbanes-Oxley: The New Whistlestop for Whistleblowers in The Labor Lawyer.

Susan A. Pipal was elected to the Chicago Bar Association Board of Managers for a two-year term beginning in June.

Jennifer T. Nijman was ranked number three on Leading Lawyers Network magazine's list of the Top 10 Leading Women Lawyers in Illinois in All Areas of Law, and Christine L. Albright was ranked number seven on the magazine's list of the Top 10 Leading Women Consumer Lawyers in Illinois.

Debra Albin-Riley is the immediate past chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Litigation Section.

Barbara C. Sessions, the firm's marketing partner, won the 2007 Legal Marketing Association - Chicago Chapter Your Honor Award for Excellence in Advertising Campaign in recognition of Winston's new ad series.