Leonard, Street and Deinard’s women attorneys are repeatedly nominated by their peers, singled out for their professional excellence and honored for their many contributions to the practice of law. Among our colleagues’ recent achievements:
For the second consecutive year, Leonard, Street and Deinard was awarded Gold Standard Certification from the Women In Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), which recognizes law firms with 100 or more practicing attorneys who successfully demonstrate that women represent a meaningful percentage of leadership positions.
Ellen Sampson received the Leonard Lindquist Distinguished Service Award from the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Wendy Carlisle launches AlarmLaws.com—a blog that delivers practical, insightful views on trends and legal issues in the fire and security alarm industry.
Adine Momoh, an associate practicing in Business and Commercial Litigation, was selected as a 2013 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Anne Cotter was elected a shareholder of the firm. Anne is a member of the firm's corporate practice, where she focuses on general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law.
Working Mother magazine announced in November 2012 that Leonard, Street and Deinard had been named one of the 50 best law firms in the United States for women lawyers. The ranking, established by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers, honors the top law firms in the nation for their family-friendly policies and business development initiatives that are retaining women and advancing them into the leadership pipeline. Learn more here, and watch the video featuring shareholder Amy Walsh Kern below. The video was taped at the Best Law Firms for Women presentation ceremoney in December 2012
Fourteen women attorneys at Leonard, Street and Deinard were selected for inclusion as Super Lawyers or Super Lawyers-Rising Stars in 2012:
Wendy Carlisle (Rising Star)
Monica Davies (Rising Star)
Tracey Holmes Donesky (Rising Star)
Gina Tersteeg Fox (Rising Star)
Jane Godfrey (Jane is now working at the University of Minnesota Law School)
Liz Kramer (Rising Star)
Anh Le Kremer (Rising Star)
Elizabeth Larsen (Rising Star)
Kristin Berger Parker (Rising Star)
Jill Radloff (Rising Star)
Ruth Rivard (Rising Star)
Kristin Sarff (Rising Star; Kristin is now working at the Minneapolis City Attorney's Office)
Barbara Portwood was selected for the second year in a row as one of Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Finance. Two years in succession puts Barbara in F&C’s “Circle of Excellence.” (August 2012)
Tammie Ptacek was selected as one of Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Finance, recognized for her outstanding efforts in, and notable contributions to, her professions, community and society at large. (August 2012)
Our firm was awarded 2012 Gold Standard Certification from the Women In Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), recognizing law firms with 100 or more practicing attorneys who successfully demonstrate that women represent a meaningful percentage of leadership positions.
Shareholder Lara Glaesman was been named among the year’s top "Women to Watch" by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal in its annual Women in Business program, which recognizes women in the Twin Cities who exemplify professional and community leadership. (April 2012)
Shareholder Tammie S. Ptacek was selected as a 2011 "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer for her work as a lead attorney on the team assisting client Atlantic Power Corporation in closing its $1.12 billion acquisition of energy fund Capital Power Income, L.P. (February 2012)
Shareholder Barbara Portwood was named among the area's "Top Women in Finance" by Finance & Commerce, recognized for her outstanding efforts in, and notable contributions to, her professions, community and society at large. (November 2011)
Shareholders Tracey Holmes Donesky (labor and employment), Lara Glaesman and Elizabeth Wiet Reutter (business and commercial litigation) were identified as "future stars" in litigation in Minnesota by Benchmark Litigation. (November 2011)
Shareholder Liz Kramer launched the ArbitrationNation.com blog to help litigators, in-house counsel, arbitrators and others stay on top of the many thorny issues that arise under the Federal Arbitration Act. (August 2011)
Shareholder Jannelle Steger Combs has been named among North Dakota's "40 Under 40" up-and-coming business and community leaders by North Dakota Business Watch, a publication of the Bismarck Tribune. (August 2011)
Shareholder Ellen Sampson was singled out as a top Labor & Employment attorney by Chambers USA, which ranks the nation’s leading business lawyers. (June 2011)
Shareholder Anh Le Kremer was been named among the year’s top "Women to Watch" by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal in its annual Women in Business program, which recognizes women in the Twin Cities who exemplify professional and community leadership. (May 2011)
Shareholder Lara Glaesman was recognized as an "Up & Coming Attorney" by Minnesota Lawyer, nominated by her peers in the legal community for her outstanding professional, leadership and community accomplishments. (May 2011)
Shareholder Ellen Sampson earned the Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist designation from the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA). The process, which includes peer reviews, experience documentation and a specialty examination, signals that she has demonstrated superior knowledge, skill and integrity in her field of practice. (April 2011)
Shareholder Jeannine Lee was named among Minnesota's Top 50 Women Super Lawyers®. (2011)
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