The Top 250 Women in IP 2017

Welcome to the 2017 edition of IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP. This list recognises female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year. All the women listed here are also individual IP stars in their respective jurisdictions. Congratulations to all who made this year’s list.

Those listed can request for our special Top 250 IP Star logo which can be obtained from our business development team.

We always welcome feedback on IP STARS so if you have any or would like to participate in the 2018 research please send an email to research@managingip.com 

Methodology

This list is based on the global research for our legal directory IP STARS. There is no special or separate submission required to be considered for this list, and the countries featured are subject to change each year. The methodology includes interviews and surveys of IP practitioners in private practice and in-house. Detailed information about IP STARS and its methodology can be found here.


 
First name
Surname
Firm
Argentina
     
 
Laura
de Achával
Ferrer Reyes Tellechea & Bouché
 
Mercedes
Bullrich
Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno
 
Iris
Quadrio
Marval O’Farrell & Mairal
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
Marion
Heathcote
Davies Collison Cave
 
Sue
Gilchrist
Herbert Smith Freehills
 
Joanne
Martin
FB Rice
 
Miriam
Stiel
Allens
 
Lisa
Lennon
Gilbert + Tobin
 
Melinda
Upton
DLA Piper
 
Odette
Gourley
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
 
Lisa
Taliadoros
Jones Day
       
Belgium
 
 
 
 
Annick
Mottet Haugaard
Lydian
 
Ann
De Clercq
De Clercq & Partners
 
Fabienne
Brison
Hoyng Rokh Monegier
 
Florence
Verhoestraete
NautaDutilh
 
Mireille
Buydens
Janson Baugniet
       
Brazil
 
 
 
 
Elisabeth
Kasznar Fekete
Kasznar Leonardos
 
Elizabeth
Siemsen do Amaral
Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira
       
Canada
 
 
 
 
Judith
Robinson
Norton Rose Fulbright
 
Nancy
Pei
Smart & Biggar
 
Dominique
Hussey
Bennett Jones
 
Sana
Halwani
Lenczner Slaght
 
Cynthia
Rowden
Bereskin & Parr
 
Alison
Hayman
Cassels Brock & Blackwell
 
Justine
Wiebe
Borden Ladner Gervais
 
May
Cheng
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
 
Allyson
Whyte Nowak
Norton Rose Fulbright
 
Marijo
Coates
Deeth Williams Wall
 
Eileen
McMahon
Torys
 
Jane B. H. 
Steinberg
Gowling WLG
 
Lisa
Melanson
McCarthy Tetrault
 
Kavita
Ramamoorthy
Deeth Williams Wall
 
Julie
Desrosiers
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
 
Jordana
Sanft
Norton Rose Fulbright
       
Caribbean
 
 
 
 
Dianne
Daley
Foga Daley & Co
 
Anne-Marie C.
White-Feanny
Livingston Alexander & Levy
       
Chile
 
 
 
 
Loreto
Bresky
Alessandri
 
Ariela
Agosin
Albagli Zaliasnik
 
Paulina
Bardon
Claro & Cia
       
China
 
 
 
 
Ai-Leen
Lim
AWA Asia
 
Spring
Chang
Chang Tsi & Partners
 
Christine
Yiu
Bird & Bird
 
Annie
Tsoi
Deacons
 
Deanna
Wong
Hogan Lovells
 
Catherine
Zheng
Deacons
 
Linda
Chang
Rouse
 
Rachel
Li-Mei Tan
Rouse
       
Colombia
 
 
 
 
María Fernanda
Castellanos
Brigard & Castro
 
Luz
Clemencia de Páez
Cavelier Abogados
 
Ana María
Castro
Lloreda Camacho & Co
     
Czech Republic
 
 
 
Jana
Traplová 
Traplová Hakr Kubát
       
Denmark
 
 
 
 
Susanne
Høiberg
Høiberg
 
Lone
Prehn
Zacco
       
Finland
 
 
 
 
Hanna-Maija
Elo
Properta Attorneys
 
Ella
Mikkola
Bird & Bird
       
France
 
 
 
 
Catherine
Mateu
Armengaud Guerlain
 
Myriam
Moatty
Cousin & Associés
 
Anne-Charlotte
Le-Bihan
Bird & Bird
 
Laëtitia
Bénard
Allen & Overy
 
Sabine
Agé
Véron & Associés
 
Caroline
Casalonga
Casalonga Avocats
 
Aurélia
Marie
Cabinet Beau de Loménie
 
Guylène
Kiesel Le Cosquer
Cabinet Plasseraud
 
Sophie
Micallef
Hoyng Rokh Monegier
 
Evelyne
Roux
Regimbeau
 
Raphaëlle
Dequiré-Portier
Gide Loyrette Nouel
       
Germany
 
 
 
 
Andrea
Lensing-Kramer
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
 
Sandra
Pohlman
df-mp
 
Julia
Schönbohm
Linklaters
 
Kerstin
Gründig-Schnelle
Lichtenstein Körner & Partner
 
Christine
Kanz
Hoyng Rokh Monegier
 
Sabine
Rojahn
Taylor Wessing
       
Greece
 
 
 
 
Helen
Papaconstantinou
Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou and Partners
       
Hong Kong
 
 
 
 
Charmaine
Koo
Deacons
 
Jacqueline
Lui
Eagle IP
 
Deanna
Wong
Hogan Lovells
 
Gabriela
Kennedy
Mayer Brown JSM
 
Alison
Wong
Bird & Bird
       
Hungary
 
 
 
 
Eszter
Szakács
Sár & Partners
 
Katalin
Szamosi
SBGK
       
Iceland
 
 
 
 
Valborg
Kjartansdottir
Sigurjónsson & Thor
 
Ásdís
Magnúsdóttir
Arnason Faktor
       
India
 
 
 
 
Rachna
Bakhru
RNA IP Attorneys
 
Archana
Shanker
Anand and Anand
 
Prathiba
Singh
Prathiba M Singh
       
Indonesia
 
 
 
 
Nidya
Kalangie
SKC Law
       
Ireland
 
 
 
 
Carol
Plunkett
William Fry
 
Patricia
McGovern
DFMG Solicitors
 
Christina
Gates
Tomkins
       
Italy
 
 
 
 
Elena
Martini
Martini Manna
 
Julia
Holden
Trevisan & Cuonzo
 
Gabriella D
Modiano
Modiano & Partners
 
Donatella
Prandin
Bugnion
 
Paola
Tarchini
Studio Legale Sena e Tarchini
       
Japan
 
 
 
 
Michiru
Takahashi
Jones Day
 
Mitsuko
Miyagawa
TMI Associates
 
Kazuko
Matsuo
Nakamura & Partners
       
Latvia
 
 
 
 
Ruta
Olmane
Metida
       
Lithuania
 
 
 
 
Reda
Žabolienė
Metida
       
Malaysia
 
 
 
 
Kherk Ying
Chew
Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
 
Karen 
Abraham 
Shearn Delamore & Co
       
Mexico
 
 
 
 
Heidi
Lindner
Arochi Lindner
 
Laura
Collada
Dumont Bergman Bider & Co
       
Netherlands
 
 
 
 
Anne Marie
Verschuur
NautaDutilh
 
Manon
Rieger-Jansen
Bird & Bird
 
Jacqueline
Schaap
Visser Schaap & Kreijger
       
New Zealand
 
 
 
 
Kate
Duckworth
Catalyst Intellectual Property
       
Nigeria
 
 
 
 
Uwa
Ohiku
Jackson Etti & Edu
       
Norway
 
 
 
 
Anne Marie
Sejersted
Kvale
 
Camilla
Vislie
Thommessen
 
Kristine
Rekdal
Bryn Aarflot
 
Ida
Gjessing
Grette
       
Panama
 
 
 
 
Marissa
Lasso de la Vega Ferrari
Alfaro Ferrer & Ramirez
       
Peru
 
 
 
 
Maria
del Carmen Arana
Estudio Colmenares
 
Magali
García
Allende & Garcia
       
Poland
 
 
 
 
Krystyna
Szczepanowska - Kozlowska
Allen & Overy
 
Ewa
Kacperek
Hogan Lovells
 
Alicja
Piotrowicz
Kulikowska & Kulikowski
 
Malgorzata
Grabowska
Sulima Grabowska Sierzputowska
 
Iwona
Sierzputowska
Sulima Grabowska Sierzputowska
       
Portugal
 
 
 
 
Ana Teresa
Pulido
PLMJ
       
Romania
 
 
 
 
Ana-Maria
Baciu
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen
 
Margareta
Oproiu
Cabinet M Oproiu
       
Russia
 
 
 
 
Natalia
Stepanova
Gorodissky & Partners
 
Julianna
Tabastajewa
Gowling WLG
 
Natalia
Gulyaeva
Hogan Lovells
 
Margarita
Divina
Baker McKenzie
 
Svetlana
Felitsyna
Sojuzpatent
       
Scotland
 
 
 
 
Susan
Snedden
Maclay Murray & Spens
 
Gill
Grassie
Brodies
       
Singapore
 
 
 
 
Lorraine Anne
Tay
Bird & Bird ATMD
 
Jo-Ann
See
Amica Law
 
Audrey
Goh
Viering Jentschura & Partner
       
South Africa
 
 
 
 
Nola
Bond
KISCH IP
 
Sandra
Clelland
Von Seidels
 
Louise
Myburgh
Spoor & Fisher
 
Gaelyn
Scott
ENSafrica
 
Mariëtte
du Plessis
Adams & Adams
       
South Korea
 
 
 
 
Ji Hyun
Kim
Bae Kim & Lee
 
Jeong Won
Lee
FirstLaw P.C.
 
Young
Kim 
Kim & Chang 
       
Spain
 
 
 
 
Carolina
Pina
Garrigues
 
Mireia
Curell
Curell Suñol
 
Sonia
Santos
Grau & Angulo
 
Verena
Von Bomhard
BomhardIP
 
Imogen
Fowler
Hogan Lovells
 
Laura
Alonso
Hoyng Rokh Monegier
 
Sofía Martínez-Almeida
Alejos-Pita
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
       
Sweden
 
 
 
 
Karin
Cederlund
Sandart & Partners
 
Karin
Nordborg
Danowsky & Partners
 
Monique
Wadsted
MAQS
       
Switzerland
 
 
 
 
Nicola
Benz
Froriep
 
Natalia
Clerc
Isler & Pedrazzini
       
Taiwan
 
 
 
 
Crystal J
Chen
Tsai Lee & Chen
 
Peggy
Wu
Top Team International Patent & Trademark Office 
       
Thailand
 
 
 
 
Say
Sujintaya
Baker McKenzie
 
Darani
Vachanavuttivong
Tilleke & Gibbins
       
Turkey
 
 
 
 
Selma
Ünlü
NSN Law Firm
 
Işik
Özdoğan
Moroğlu Arseven
       
Ukraine
 
 
 
 
Tatiana
Gluhovskaya
Konnov & Sozanovsky
 
Antonina
Pakharenko-Anderson
Pakharenko & Partners
       
United Arab Emirates
 
 
 
 
Sara
Holder
Rouse
 
Joycia
Young
Clyde & Co
       
United Kingdom
 
 
 
 
Marjan
Noor
Allen & Overy
 
Alexandra
Pygall
Stephenson Harwood
 
Penny
Gilbert
Powell Gilbert
 
Liz
Cohen
Bristows
 
Nicola
Dagg
Allen & Overy
 
Alexandra
Brodie
Gowling WLG
 
Catherine
Wolfe
Boult Wade Tennant
 
Anna
Carboni
Redd Solicitors
 
Sara
Ashby
Redd Solicitors
 
Kate
O’Rourke
Charles Russell Speechlys
 
Catherine
Wiseman
Barker Brettell
 
Rachel 
Alexander
Wiggin
 
Margaret
Briffa
Briffa 
 
Angela
Fox
Maucher Jenkins 
 
Sian
Gill
Venner Shipley
 
Jane
Mutimear
Bird & Bird
 
Sophie
Rich
Herbert Smith Freehills
 
Lucy
Samuels
Gill Jennings & Every
 
Katharine
Stephens
Bird & Bird
 
Clare
Tunstall
Pinsent Masons
       
United States
 
 
 
 
Lori 
Gordon
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
 
Elizabeth
Weiswasser
Weil Gotshal & Manges
 
Grace Han
Stanton
Perkins Coie
 
Amelia
Steindorff
Reynolds, Reynolds, & Little
 
Jennifer
Sklenar
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
 
Heidi
Keefe
Cooley
 
Daralyn
Durie
Durie Tangri
 
Sonal
Mehta
Durie Tangri
 
Stephanie
Skaff
Farella Braun + Martel
 
Sally
Abel
Fenwick & West
 
Juanita
Brooks
Fish & Richardson
 
Teresa
Lavoie
Fish & Richardson
 
Pamela
Fulmer
Fulmer Ware
 
Judith
Szepesi
HIPLegal
 
Jane Shay
Wald
Irell & Manella
 
Rhonda
Trotter
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
 
Christa
Anderson
Keker & Van Nest
 
Lisa
Kobialka
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
 
Roxanne
Christ
Latham & Watkins
 
Sasha
Rao
Maynard Cooper & Gale
 
Rachel
Krevans
Morrison & Foerster
 
Kate
Murashige
Morrison & Foerster
 
Stephanie
Sharron
Morrison & Foerster
 
Heather
Meeker
O'Melveny & Myers
 
Annette
Hurst
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
 
Denise
Mingrone
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
 
Victoria
Maroulis
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
 
Katherine
Basile
Reed Smith
 
Irene
Lee
Russ August & Kabat
 
Lisa
Martens
Sheppard Mullin
 
Jill
Pietrini
Sheppard Mullin
 
Julie
Turner
Turner Boyd
 
Karen
Ballack
Weil Gotshal & Manges
 
Vera
Elson
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
 
Stefani
Shanberg
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
 
Sabrina
Stavish
Sheridan Ross
 
Natalie
Hanlon Leh
WilmerHale
 
Leah
Reimer
Cantor Colburn
 
Karen
Jacobs
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
 
Melanie
Sharp
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
 
Deanna Tanner
Okun
Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg
 
Cristina
Carvalho
Arent Fox
 
Jennifer
Dean
Drinker Biddle & Reath
 
Mercedes
Meyer
Drinker Biddle & Reath
 
Lisa
Dunner
Dunner Law
 
Jennifer
Albert
Goodwin Procter
 
Stephanie
Bald
Kelly IP
 
Linda
McLeod
Kelly IP
 
Deanne
Maynard
Morrison & Foerster
 
Kecia
Reynolds
PIllsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
 
Janet
Satterthwaite
Potomac Law Group
 
Tracy-Gene
Durkin
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
 
Monica Riva
Talley
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
 
Jessamyn
Berniker
Williams & Connolly
 
Amy
Wigmore
WilmerHale
 
Leslie
Lott
Lott & Fischer
 
Tina 
McKeon
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
 
Sherry
Knowles
Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies
 
Cynthia
Parks
Parks Wood
 
Helen Hill
Minsker
Banner & Witcoff
 
Joan
Long
Barnes & Thornburg
 
Pamela
Ruschau
Leydig Voit & Mayer
 
Claudia
Stangle
Leydig Voit & Mayer
 
Pamela
Cox
Marshall Gerstein & Borun
 
Heather
Kissling
Marshall Gerstein & Borun
 
Li-Hsien (Lily)
Rin-Laures
Marshall Gerstein & Borun
 
Meredith Martin
Addy
Tabet DiVito & Rothstein
 
Cheryl
Burbach
Hovey Williams
 
Amy
Cahill
Cahill IP
 
Mandy Wilson
Decker
Stites & Harbison
 
Karen
Copenhaver
Choate Hall & Stewart
 
Leslie
McDonell
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
 
Barbara
Fiacco
Foley Hoag
 
Susan
Glovsky
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
 
Sarah
Columbia
McDermott Will & Emery
 
Anita
Varma
White & Case
 
Cynthia
Vreeland
WilmerHale
 
Felicia
Boyd
Barnes & Thornburg
 
Jan
Conlin
Ciresi Conlin
 
Dorothy
Whelan
Fish & Richardson
 
Nancy
Wolff
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard
 
Jane
Love
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
 
Elizabeth
Holland
Goodwin Procter
 
Lisa
Pearson
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
 
Leora
Ben-Ami
Kirkland & Ellis
 
Dale
Cendali
Kirkland & Ellis
 
Claudia
Ray
Kirkland & Ellis
 
Lisa
Ferri
Mayer Brown
 
Colleen
Tracy James
Mayer Brown
 
Jennifer
Coplan
Sidley Austin
 
Lori
Lesser
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
 
Holly
Kozlowski
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
 
Molly
McKay
McKay Patents
 
Dianne
Elderkin
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
 
Roberta
Jacobs-Meadway
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
 
Cynthia
Kernick
Reed Smith
 
Amy
Everhart
Everhart Law Firm
 
Lisa
Evert
Hitchcock Evert
 
Anna
Kuhn
Pirkey Barber
 
Sharon
Israel
Mayer Brown
 
Jane Politz
Brandt
Thompson & Knight
 
Erika Harmon
Arner
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
 
Kathleen
Petrich
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
 
Claudia Wilson
Frost
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
 
Eldora
Ellison
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
 
M. Patricia
Thayer
Sidley Austin
 
Marcia
Sundeen
Goodwin Procter
 
Brenda
Jarrell
Choate Hall & Stewart
 
Roxanne
Elings
Davis Wright Tremaine
 
Allison
Strickland Ricketts
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu
 
Margaret
Sampson
Baker Botts
 
Deborah
Fishman
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
 
Julia
Huston
Foley Hoag
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
Virginia 
Cervieri
Cervieri Monsauri & Asociados
Venezuela
 
 
 
 
Maria Milagros
Nebreda
Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque