Top 250 Women in IP

Welcome to the 2018 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP. This special publication recognises female practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year. Some of them were also involved in IP advocacy and/or corporate social responsibility initiatives in their jurisdictions.

These leading female practitioners have been selected from our general IP stars list. The list is based on information obtained during the research for this year's edition of IP STARS. The research was concluded in February 2018. Read our methodology here. Firm names may have changed after publication. Please note that our firm rankings and individual listings are subject to change each year. If you have any feedback or questions please contact us at research@managingip.com

Congratulations to all who made this year’s list!

ASIA-PACIFIC

COUNTRY

NAME

FIRM

Australia Joanne Martin FB Rice
Australia Sue Gilchrist Herbert Smith Freehills
Australia Melinda Upton DLA Piper
Australia Lisa Lennon Gilbert + Tobin
Australia Miriam Stiel Allens
Australia Odette Gourley Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Australia Lisa Taliadoros Jones Day
China Linda Chang Rouse
China Spring Chang Chang Tsi & Partners
China Ai-Leen Lim AWA Asia
China Rachel Li-Mei Tan Rouse
China Annie Tsoi Deacons
China Catherine Zheng Deacons
China Christine Yiu Bird & Bird
China Tian Tian Fangda Partners
Hong Kong Gabriela Kennedy Mayer Brown JSM
Hong Kong Charmaine Koo Deacons
Hong Kong Jacqueline Lui Eagle IP
Hong Kong Alison Wong Bird & Bird
India Rachna Bakhru RNA IP
India Archana Shanker Anand & Anand
Indonesia Nidya Kalangie SKC Law
Indonesia Prudence Jahja Januar Jahja & Partners
Japan Michiru Takahashi Jones Day
Japan Mitsuko Miyagawa TMI Associates
Malaysia Karen Abraham Shearn Delamore & Co
Malaysia Kherk Ying Chew Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
Singapore Audrey Goh Viering Jentschura & Partner
Singapore Jo-Ann See Amica Law
Singapore Lorraine Anne Tay Bird & Bird ATMD
South Korea Jihyun Kim Bae Kim & Lee
South Korea Jeong Won Lee FirstLaw PC
South Korea Young Kim Kim & Chang
South Korea Min Son Hanol IP & Law
Taiwan Crystal J Chen Tsai Lee & Chen
Taiwan Peggy Wu Top Team International Patent & Trademark Office
Thailand Say Sujintaya Baker McKenzie
Thailand Darani Vachanavuttivong Tilleke & Gibbins

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Belgium Annick Mottet Haugaard Lydian
Belgium Ann De Clercq De Clercq & Partners
Belgium Fabienne Brison Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Belgium Florence Verhoestraete NautaDutilh
Belgium Mireille Buydens Janson Baugniet
Belgium Véronique Pede Cape IP Law
Czech Republic Jana Traplová Traplová Hakr Kubát
Denmark Susie Arnesen Løje Arnesen & Meedom
Denmark Lone Prehn Zacco
Denmark Anette Rasmussen Awapatent
Finland Hanna-Maija Elo Properta Attorneys
Finland Ella Mikkola Bird & Bird
France Catherine Mateu Armengaud Guerlain
France Cyra Nargolwalla Cabinet Plasseraud
France Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan Bird & Bird
France Laëtitia Bénard Allen & Overy
France Sabine Agé Véron & Associés
France Caroline Casalonga Casalonga
France Aurélia Marie Cabinet Beau de Loménie
France Sophie Micallef Hoyng Rokh Monegier
France Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier Gide Loyrette Nouel
Germany Sandra Pohlman df-mp
Germany Christine Kanz Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Germany Olga Bezzubova Jones Day
Germany Cordula Schumacher Arnold Ruess
Greece Helen Papaconstantinou Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou & Partners
Hungary Katalin Szamosi SBGK
Hungary Eszter Szakács Danubia (Sár & Partners)
Iceland Valborg Kjartansdóttir Sigurjónsson & Thor
Iceland Ásdís Magnúsdóttir Arnason Faktor
Ireland Laura Scott William Fry
Ireland Niamh Hall FRKelly
Ireland Patricia McGovern DFMG Solicitors
Ireland Olivia Catesby Tomkins
Israel Ena Pugatsch Reinhold Cohn & Partners
Israel Svetlana Stadler Reinhold Cohn & Partners
Israel Hadassa Waterman Ehrlich & Fenster
Israel Cynthia Webb Webb & Co
Israel Ronit Barzik-Soffer Reinhold Cohn & Partners
Israel Dor Cohen Zedek Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
Israel Ellen Shankman Ellen B Shankman & Associates
Italy Gabriella D Modiano Modiano & Partners
Latvia Ruta Olmane Metida
Latvia Ingrida Karina-Berzina Cobalt
Lithuania Reda Žabolienė Metida
Netherlands Anne Marie Verschuur NautaDutilh
Netherlands Lilian Hesselink De Vries & Metman
Netherlands Marlous Stal-Hilders NLO Shieldmark
Nigeria Lara Kayode O Kayode & Co
Nigeria Uche Nwokocha Aluko & Oyebode
Norway Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer Kvale
Norway Camilla Vislie Thommessen
Norway Kristine Rekdal Bryn Aarflot
Norway Ida Gjessing Grette
Poland Krystyna Szczepanowska - Kozlowska Allen & Overy
Poland Elżbieta Traple Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners
Poland Ewa Kacperek Hogan Lovells
Poland Alicja Piotrowicz Kulikowska & Kulikowski
Portugal Ana Teresa Pulido PLMJ
Romania Margareta Oproiu Cabinet M Oproiu
Romania Ana-Maria Baciu Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen
Russia Julianna Tabastajewa Gowling WLG
Russia Natalia Gulyaeva Hogan Lovells
Scotland Gill Grassie Brodies
South Africa Nola Bond Kisch IP
South Africa Mariëtte du Plessis Adams & Adams
South Africa Christine Strutt Von Seidels
South Africa Bernadette Versfeld Webber Wentzel
South Africa Gaelyn Scott ENSafrica
South Africa Kelly Thompson Adams & Adams
Spain Sonia Santos Grau & Angulo
Spain Verena von Bomhard BomhardIP
Spain Imogen Fowler Hogan Lovells
Spain Laura Alonso Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Sweden Karin Cederlund Sandart & Partners
Sweden Inga-Lill Andersson Awapatent
Turkey Selma Ünlü NSN Law Firm
Turkey Özge Atilgan Karakulak Gün + Partners
Turkey Işik Özdoğan Moroğlu Arseven
Ukraine Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson Pakharenko & Partners
United Arab Emirates Sara Holder Rouse
United Arab Emirates Joycia Young Clyde & Co
United Kingdom Nicola Dagg Kirkland & Ellis
United Kingdom Penny Gilbert Powell Gilbert
United Kingdom Liz Cohen Bristows
United Kingdom Marjan Noor Allen & Overy
United Kingdom Catherine Wolfe Boult Wade Tennant
United Kingdom Bethan Hopewell Powell Gilbert
United Kingdom Sally Britton Mishcon de Reya
United Kingdom Arty Rajendra Osborne Clarke
United Kingdom Kate Swaine Gowling WLG
United Kingdom Sara Ashby Wiggin
United Kingdom Rowena Price Gill Jennings & Every
United Kingdom Catherine Wiseman Barker Brettell
United Kingdom Carrollanne Lindley Kilburn & Strode
United Kingdom Rachel Alexander Wiggin
United Kingdom Susan Kirsch Carpmaels & Ransford
United Kingdom Lucy Samuels Gill Jennings & Every
United Kingdom Katharine Stephens Bird & Bird
United Kingdom Clare Tunstall Pinsent Masons
United Kingdom Sarah Wright CMS

AMERICAS

Argentina Mercedes Bullrich Berton Moreno + Ojam
Argentina Laura de Achával Ferrer Reyes Tellechea & Bouché
Argentina Iris Quadrio Marval O’Farrell & Mairal
Brazil Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete Kasznar Leonardos
Brazil Elisabeth Siemsen do Amaral Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira
Canada Judith Robinson Norton Rose Fulbright
Canada Nancy Pei Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Canada Dominique Hussey Bennett Jones
Canada Sana Halwani Lenczner Slaght
Canada Alison Hayman Cassels Brock & Blackwell
Canada Justine Wiebe Borden Ladner Gervais
Canada May Cheng Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
Canada Allyson Whyte Nowak Norton Rose Fulbright
Canada Marijo Coates Deeth Williams Wall
Canada Eileen McMahon Torys
Canada Jane B H Steinberg Gowling WLG
Canada Lisa Melanson McCarthy Tétrault
Canada Julie Desrosiers Fasken
Canada Jordana Sanft Norton Rose Fulbright
Caribbean Dianne Daley Foga Daley
Chile Ariela Agosin Albagli Zaliasnik
Chile Paulina Bardón Claro & Cia
Chile Loreto Bresky Alessandri
Colombia María Fernanda Castellanos Brigard & Castro
Colombia Ana María Castro Wey Lloreda Camacho & Co
Colombia Luz Clemencia de Páez Cavelier Abogados
Mexico Laura Collada Dumont Bergman Bider & Co
Mexico Heidi Lindner Arochi & Lindner
Panama Marissa Lasso de la Vega Ferrari Alfaro Ferrer & Ramirez
Peru Maria del Carmen Arana Estudio Colmenares & Asociados
Peru Magali García Allende & Garcia
United States Sally Abel Fenwick & West
United States Meredith Martin Addy Tabet DiVito & Rothstein
United States Jennifer Albert Goodwin Procter
United States Andrea Anderson Holland & Hart
United States Christa Anderson Keker & Van Nest
United States Erika Harmon Arner Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
United States Karen Artz Ash Katten Muchin Rosenman
United States Stephanie Bald Kelly IP
United States Shannon Bloodworth Perkins Coie
United States Felicia Boyd Barnes & Thornburg
United States Juanita Brooks Fish & Richardson
United States Cheryl Burbach Hovey Williams
United States Amy Cahill Cahill IP
United States Cristina Carvalho Arent Fox
United States Dale Cendali Kirkland & Ellis
United States Arlene Chow Hogan Lovells
United States Sarah Columbia McDermott Will & Emery
United States Jan Conlin Ciresi Conlin
United States Jennifer Coplan Sidley Austin
United States Pamela Cox Marshall Gerstein & Borun
United States Denise De Mory Bunsow De Mory LLP
United States Jennifer Dean Drinker Biddle & Reath
United States Mandy Wilson Decker Stites & Harbison
United States Lisa Dunner Dunner Law
United States Daralyn Durie Durie Tangri
United States Tracy-Gene Durkin Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
United States Dianne Elderkin Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
United States Roxanne Elings Davis Wright Tremaine
United States Eldora Ellison Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
United States Vera Elson Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
United States Amy Everhart Everhart Law Firm
United States Lisa Evert Hitchcock Evert
United States Lisa Ferri Mayer Brown
United States Barbara Fiacco Foley Hoag
United States Deborah Fishman Arnold & Porter
United States Claudia Wilson Frost Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
United States Pamela Fulmer Fulmer Ware
United States Susan Glovsky Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
United States Natalie Hanlon Leh WilmerHale
United States Elizabeth Holland Goodwin Procter
United States Annette Hurst Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
United States Julia Huston Foley Hoag
United States Sharon Israel Shook Hardy & Bacon
United States Karen Jacobs Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
United States Brenda Jarrell Choate Hall & Stewart
United States Lynn Jordan Kelly IP
United States Heidi Keefe Cooley
United States Cynthia Kernick Reed Smith
United States Heather Kissling Marshall Gerstein & Borun
United States Sherry Knowles Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies
United States Holly Kozlowski Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
United States Teresa Lavoie Fish & Richardson
United States Irene Lee Russ August & Kabat
United States Lori Lesser Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
United States Leslie Lott Lott & Fischer
United States Jane Love Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
United States Victoria Maroulis Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
United States Lisa Martens Sheppard Mullin
United States Julia Anne Matheson Hogan Lovells
United States Deanne Maynard Morrison & Foerster
United States Kathleen McCarthy King & Spalding
United States Leslie McDonell Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
United States Molly McKay McKay Patents
United States Tina McKeon Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
United States Linda McLeod Kelly IP
United States Heather Meeker O'Melveny & Myers
United States Sonal Mehta Durie Tangri
United States Salima Merani Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
United States Mercedes Meyer Drinker Biddle & Reath
United States Denise Mingrone Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
United States Helen Hill Minsker Banner & Witcoff
United States Deanna Tanner Okun Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg
United States Cynthia Parks Parks IP Law
United States Lisa Pearson Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
United States Lisa Pensabene O'Melveny & Myers
United States Jill Pietrini Sheppard Mullin
United States Lisa Pirozzolo WilmerHale
United States Catherine Polizzi Morrison & Foerster
United States Sasha Rao Maynard Cooper & Gale
United States Claudia Ray Kirkland & Ellis
United States Leah Reimer Cantor Colburn
United States Kecia Reynolds PIllsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
United States Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures RinLaures
United States Pamela Ruschau Leydig Voit & Mayer
United States Margaret Sampson Baker Botts
United States Janet Satterthwaite Potomac Law Group
United States Stefani Shanberg Morrison & Foerster
United States Melanie Sharp Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
United States Stephanie Sharron Morrison & Foerster
United States Stephanie Skaff Farella Braun + Martel
United States Jennifer Sklenar Arnold & Porter
United States Mindy Sooter WilmerHale
United States Claudia Stangle Leydig Voit & Mayer
United States Grace Han Stanton Perkins Coie
United States Sabrina Stavish Sheridan Ross
United States Amelia Steindorff Reynolds Reynolds & Little
United States Allison Strickland Ricketts Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu
United States Marcia Sundeen Goodwin Procter
United States Judith Szepesi HIPLegal
United States Monica Riva Talley Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
United States Diana Torres Kirkland & Ellis
United States Colleen Tracy James Mayer Brown
United States Rhonda Trotter Arnold & Porter
United States Anita Varma White & Case
United States Cynthia Vreeland WilmerHale
United States Elizabeth Weiswasser Weil Gotshal & Manges
United States Dorothy Whelan Fish & Richardson
United States Amy Wigmore WilmerHale
United States Nancy Wolff Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard
Uruguay Virginia Cervieri Cervieri Monsuárez & Asociados
Venezuela María Milagros Nebreda Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

Published: April 2018