Welcome to the 2019 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP. This special list, which we launched in 2013, recognises the leading female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year. During the selection process, we also factored in activities in the IP community and corporate social responsibility initiatives. The Top 250 Women in IP list we published last year can be found here.

We know there are other individuals who deserve to be featured so please do get in touch with your feedback or suggestions and we will can consider them next year. Please send your feedback or questions to research@managingip.com

Congratulations to all the practitioners featured this year.


The individuals recognised this year were selected from our general IP Stars list for 2019, which can be found on ipstars.com. The list is based on the information obtained during the research for the 2019 edition of IP STARS (September 2018 to January 2019). IP STARS publications are available in print (IP STARS Handbook) and online at ipstars.com. The handbooks are widely distributed and copies can be found at industry events such as the INTA Annual Meeting. This year's Top 250 Women in IP, Corporate IP Stars (for in-house counsel) and the general IP Stars can also be found in the handbooks. The Rising Stars list for 2019 will be published later this year; in the meantime, readers can find the 2018 list here.  Learn more about our research methodology here.


Laura de Achával Ferrer Reyes Tellechea & Bouché Argentina
Iris Quadrio Marval O’Farrell & Mairal Argentina
Elisabeth Siemsen do Amaral Dannemann Siemsen Brazil
Laetitia Maria Alice d'Hanens Gusmão & Labrunie Brazil
Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete Kasznar Leonardos Brazil
Dominique Hussey Bennett Jones Canada
Micheline Gravelle Bereskin & Parr Canada
Justine Wiebe Borden Ladner Gervais Canada
Alison Hayman Cassels Brock & Blackwell Canada
Julie Desrosiers Fasken Canada
Shelagh Carnegie Gowling WLG Canada
Sana Halwani Lenczner Slaght Canada
Lisa Melanson McCarthy Tétrault Canada
Judith Robinson Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
May Cheng Osler Hoskin & Harcourt Canada
Nancy Pei Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh Canada
Keltie Sim Luft Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh Canada
Eileen McMahon Torys Canada
Alicia Lloreda Lloreda Camacho & Co Colombia
Maria Cecilia Romoleroux Corral Rosales Ecuador
Heidi Lindner Arochi & Lindner Mexico
Consuelo Gonzalez Rodriguez Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff Mexico
Adriana Barrera Barrera & Asociados (BARLAW) Peru
Deanna Tanner Okun Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg United States
Dianne Elderkin Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld United States
Cristina Carvalho Arent Fox United States
Deborah Fishman Arnold & Porter United States
Jennifer Sklenar Arnold & Porter United States
Rhonda Trotter Arnold & Porter United States
Margaret Sampson Baker Botts United States
Helen Hill Minsker Banner & Witcoff United States
Felicia Boyd Barnes & Thornburg United States
Denise De Mory Bunsow De Mory United States
Amy Sullivan Cahill Cahill IP United States
Leah Reimer Cantor Colburn United States
Brenda Jarrell Choate Hall & Stewart United States
Heidi Keefe Cooley United States
Michelle Rhyu Cooley United States
Mika Mayer Cooley United States
Eleanor Lackman Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard United States
Nancy Wolff Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard United States
Roxanne Elings Davis Wright Tremaine United States
Marcia Paul Davis Wright Tremaine United States
Bindu Donovan Desmarais United States
Lisa Haile DLA Piper United States
Mercedes Meyer Drinker Biddle & Reath United States
Lisa Dunner Dunner Law United States
Daralyn Durie Durie Tangri United States
Sonal Mehta Durie Tangri United States
Amy Everhart Everhart Law Firm United States
Stephanie Skaff Farella Braun + Martel United States
Sally Abel Fenwick & West United States
Karen Webb Fenwick & West United States
Erika Harmon Arner Finnegan United States
Leslie McDonell Finnegan United States
Juanita Brooks Fish & Richardson United States
Janis Fraser Fish & Richardson United States
Teresa Lavoie Fish & Richardson United States
Dorothy Whelan Fish & Richardson United States
Barbara Fiacco Foley Hoag United States
Julia Huston Foley Hoag United States
Allison Strickland Ricketts Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu United States
Jane Love Gibson Dunn & Crutcher United States
Elizabeth Holland Goodwin Procter United States
Susan Heller Greenberg Traurig United States
Susan Glovsky Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds United States
Lisabeth Coakley Harness Dickey & Pierce United States
Purvi Patel Albers Haynes and Boone United States
Lisa Evert Hitchcock Evert United States
Arlene Chow Hogan Lovells United States
Julia Anne Matheson Hogan Lovells United States
Andrea Anderson Holland & Hart United States
Cheryl Burbach Hovey Williams United States
Karen Artz Ash Katten Muchin Rosenman United States
Christa Anderson Keker Van Nest & Peters United States
Lynn Jordan Kelly IP United States
Linda McLeod Kelly IP United States
Tina McKeon Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton United States
Lisa Pearson Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton United States
Lori Gordon King & Spalding United States
Kathleen McCarthy King & Spalding United States
Leora Ben-Ami Kirkland & Ellis United States
Patricia Carson Kirkland & Ellis United States
Dale Cendali Kirkland & Ellis United States
Claudia Ray Kirkland & Ellis United States
Salima Merani Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear United States
Susan Natland Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear United States
Sherry Knowles Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies United States
Lisa Kobialka Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel United States
Pamela Ruschau Leydig Voit & Mayer United States
Claudia Stangle Leydig Voit & Mayer United States
Leslie Lott Lott & Fischer United States
Pamela Cox Marshall Gerstein & Borun United States
Heather Kissling Marshall Gerstein & Borun United States
Lisa Ferri Mayer Brown United States
Sasha Rao Maynard Cooper & Gale United States
Sarah Chapin Columbia McDermott Will & Emery United States
Karen Jacobs Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell United States
Catherine Polizzi Morrison & Foerster United States
Stefani Shanberg Morrison & Foerster United States
Stephanie Sharron Morrison & Foerster United States
Heather Meeker O'Melveny & Myers United States
Lisa Pensabene O'Melveny & Myers United States
Claudia Wilson Frost Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe United States
Annette Hurst Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe United States
Denise Mingrone Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe United States
Cynthia Parks Parks IP Law United States
Shannon Bloodworth Perkins Coie United States
Grace Han Stanton Perkins Coie United States
Kecia Reynolds Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman United States
Anna Kuhn Pirkey Barber United States
Victoria Maroulis Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan United States
Colleen Tracy James Quinn Emanuel Uruquhart & Sullivan United States
Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures RinLaures United States
Irene Lee Russ August & Kabat United States
Jill Pietrini Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton United States
Sabrina Stavish Sheridan Ross United States
Sharon Israel Shook Hardy & Bacon United States
Ching-Lee Fukuda Sidley Austin United States
Lori Lesser Simpson Thacher & Bartlett United States
Tracy-Gene Durkin Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox United States
Eldora Ellison Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox United States
Monica Riva Talley Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox United States
Mandy Wilson Decker Stites & Harbison United States
Meredith Martin Addy Tabet DiVito & Rothstein United States
Pamela Fulmer Tactical Law Group United States
Elizabeth Weiswasser Weil Gotshal & Manges United States
Shamita Etienne-Cummings White & Case United States
Anita Varma White & Case United States
Lisa Pirozzolo WilmerHale United States
Mindy Sooter WilmerHale United States
Cynthia Vreeland WilmerHale United States
Amy Wigmore WilmerHale United States
Mercedes Castells Fischer Abogados Uruguay
Maria Milagros Nebreda Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque Venezuela



Miriam Stiel Allens Australia
Lisa Ritson Ashurst Australia
Kate Hay Corrs Chambers Westgarth Australia
Marion Heathcote Davies Collison Cave Australia
Melinda Upton DLA Piper Australia
Joanne Martin FB Rice Australia
Daneta Crump FPA Patent Attorneys Australia
Lisa Lennon Gilbert + Tobin Australia
Rosie Stramandinoli Griffith Hack Australia
Sue Gilchrist Herbert Smith Freehills Australia
Katrina Rathie King & Wood Mallesons Australia
Alyssa Telfer Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Australia
Ai-Leen Lim AWA Asia China
Christine Yiu Bird & Bird China
Spring Chang Chang Tsi & Partners China
Tian Tian Fangda Partners China
Zhen (Katie) Feng Hogan Lovells China
Xiaoli Yang King & Wood Mallesons China
Lily Changxin Lei Liu Shen & Associates China
Linda Chang Rouse China
Haiyan Ren Wanhuida Peksung China
Maria Smith Baker McKenzie Hong Kong
Charmaine Koo Deacons Hong Kong
Archana Shanker Anand & Anand India
Deepa Tiku K & S Partners India
Samta Mehra Remfry & Sagar India
Niti Dewan RK Dewan & Co India
Monica Datta Saikrishna & Associates India
Bitika Sharma Singh & Singh India
Prudence Jahja Januar Jahja & Partners Indonesia
Fortuna Alvariza K&K Advocates Indonesia
Nidya Kalangie SKC Law Indonesia
Mitsuko Miyagawa TMI Associates Japan
Naho Ebata Abe Ikubo & Katayama Japan
Azlina Aisyah Khalid Henry Goh & Co Malaysia
Karen Abraham Shearn Delamore & Co Malaysia
Charmayne Ong Skrine Malaysia
Kherk Ying Chew Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie) Malaysia
Kate McHaffie AJ Park New Zealand
Penny Catley Baldwins Intellectual Property New Zealand
Jenni Rutter Kensington Swan New Zealand
Susan Villanueva Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Philippines
Pei Lin Low Allen & Gledhill Singapore
Winnie Tham Amica Law Singapore
Lorraine Anne Tay Bird & Bird ATMD Singapore
Ai Ming Lee Dentons Rodyk & Davidson Singapore
Michelle Ng Donaldson & Burkinshaw Singapore
Siau Wen Lim Drew & Napier Singapore
Ee Lin  Soo Spruson & Ferguson Singapore
Audrey Goh Viering Jentschura & Partner Singapore
Jihyun Kim Bae Kim & Lee South Korea
Catherine Eunkyeong Lee Bae Kim & Lee South Korea
Jeong Won Lee FirstLaw PC South Korea
Young Kim Kim & Chang South Korea
Vera Eun Woo Lee Lee & Ko South Korea
Grace Shao Baker McKenzie Taiwan
Gloria Lu Lee and Li Taiwan
Crystal J Chen Tsai Lee & Chen Taiwan
Say Sujintaya Baker McKenzie Thailand
Darani Vachanavuttivong Tilleke & Gibbins Thailand



Ann De Clercq De Clercq & Partners Belgium
Carina Gommers Hoyng Rokh Monegier Belgium
Florence Verhoestraete NautaDutilh Belgium
Anette Rasmussen AWA Denmark
Susie Arnesen Løje Arnesen & Meedom Denmark
Camilla Rendal Nielsen Zacco Denmark
Tarja Tchernych Berggren Finland
Ella Mikkola Bird & Bird Finland
Asa Krook Borenius Finland
Hanna-Maija Elo Properta Attorneys Finland
Laëtitia Bénard Allen & Overy France
Catherine Mateu Armengaud Guerlain France
Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan Bird & Bird France
Josée-Anne Bénazéraf Cabinet Artlaw France
Aurélia Marie Cabinet Beau de Loménie France
Florence Gaullier Cabinet Vercken & Gaullier France
Marianne Schaffner Dentons France
Sabine Agé Hoyng Rokh Monegier Véron France
Cordula Schumacher Arnold Ruess Germany
Nadine Heiartz Bardehle Pagenberg Germany
Sandra Pohlman df-mp Germany
Karin Sandberg Harmsen Utescher Germany
Christine Kanz Hoyng Rokh Monegier Germany
Miriam Kiefer Kather Augenstein Germany
Dorothea Renesse König Szynka Tilmann von Renesse Germany
Natalia Berryman Vossius & Partner Germany
Helen Papaconstantinou Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou & Partners Greece
Judit Lantos Danubia Hungary
Zsófia Lendvai Hegymegi-Barakonyi & Partner Baker McKenzie Hungary
Ásdís Magnúsdóttir Arnason Faktor Iceland
Hazel Tunney Tomkins Ireland
Aoife Murphy Whitney Moore Ireland
Laura Scott William Fry Ireland
Hadassa Waterman Ehrlich & Fenster Israel
Karen Elburg Herzog Fox & Neeman Israel
Cynthia Webb Luthi + Webb Israel
Dor Cohen Zedek Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz Israel
Ena Pugatsch Reinhold Cohn & Partners Israel
Gabriella D Modiano Modiano & Partners Italy
Lilian Hesselink De Vries & Metman Netherlands
Adonna Alkema Hofhuis Alkema Groen Netherlands
Uche Nwokocha Aluko & Oyebode Nigeria
Uwa Ohiku Jackson Etti & Edu Nigeria
Ida Gjessing GjessingReimers Norway
Anne Marie Sejersted Kvale Norway
Ann-Cathrin Hoel Onsagers Norway
Camilla Vislie Thommessen Norway
Dorota Rzążewska JWP Poland
Alicja Piotrowicz Kulikowska & Kulikowski Poland
Ewa Skrzydlo-Tefelska Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlezak Poland
Maria Cruz Garcia J Pereira da Cruz Portugal
Raluca Vasilescu Cabinet M Oproiu Romania
Ana-Maria Baciu Simion & Baciu Romania
Elena Nazina Gorodissky & Partners Russia
Natalia Gulyaeva Hogan Lovells Russia
Mariëtte du Plessis Adams & Adams South Africa
Nola Bond Kisch IP South Africa
Louise Myburgh Spoor & Fisher South Africa
Megan Reimers Spoor & Fisher South Africa
Leanne Mostert Webber Wentzel South Africa
Patricia Koch Balder Spain
Verena Von Bomhard BomhardIP Spain
Sonia Santos Grau & Angulo Spain
Imogen Fowler Hogan Lovells Spain
Laura Alonso Hoyng Rokh Monegier Spain
Anna Barlocci ZBM Patents & Trademarks Spain
Inga-Lill Andersson AWA Sweden
Monique Wadsted Bird & Bird Sweden
Karin Cederlund Sandart & Partners Sweden
Lara Dorigo Lenz & Staehelin Switzerland
Barbara Müller Wild Schnyder Switzerland
Özge Atilgan Karakulak Gün + Partners Turkey
Yasemin Kenaroğlu Kenaroğlu Turkey
Işik Özdoğan Moroğlu Arseven Turkey
Selma Ünlü NSN Law Firm Turkey
Sara Holder Rouse United Arab Emirates
Marjan Noor Allen & Overy United Kingdom
Jessica Le Gros Baker McKenzie United Kingdom
Catherine Wiseman Barker Brettell United Kingdom
Katharine Stephens Bird & Bird United Kingdom
Emma Pitcher Boult Wade Tennant United Kingdom
Laura Anderson Bristows United Kingdom
Susan Kirsch Carpmaels & Ransford United Kingdom
Mary Bagnall Charles Russell Speechlys United Kingdom
Tamsin Holman D Young & Co United Kingdom
Alexandra Brodie Gowling WLG United Kingdom
Carrollanne Lindley Kilburn & Strode United Kingdom
Nicola Dagg Kirkland & Ellis United Kingdom
Sally Britton Mishcon de Reya United Kingdom
Arty Rajendra Osborne Clarke United Kingdom
Clare Tunstall Pinsent Masons United Kingdom
Penny Gilbert Powell Gilbert United Kingdom
Susie Middlemiss Slaughter and May United Kingdom
Alexandra Pygall Stephenson Harwood United Kingdom
Anna Carboni Wiggin United Kingdom
Tania Clark Withers & Rogers United Kingdom