January 05, 2018
In 2017, Women lawyers at Weil were recognized for their leadership and success with an impressive number of awards. A total of 15 women received a total of 24 individual awards from prominent business and legal publications. Three of the honorees are members of the Firm’s Management Committee and the winners hail from Boston, Dallas, New York, Princeton, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.
These women have been lauded for their expertise and prowess in areas such as bankruptcy, environmental transactions, finance, mergers and acquisitions, patent litigation, securities litigation, and pro bono. They have garnered commendations including “Outstanding Practitioner,” “Top Dealmaker,” and “Rising Star.”
View more about their achievements below.
2017 Women Award Winners
Karen Ballack is a partner based in Silicon Valley and has been heralded as a leader for her expertise in the technology sector. In 2017, Ms. Ballack was recognized as a “Top IP Strategist” by IAM Magazine, one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers” by California Diversity Counsel and for the third consecutive year, a “Woman Leader in Tech Law” by the Recorder. She was also named a “Trusted Advisor” by The Recorder and included in the list of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” by the Daily Journal.
Diane Sullivan is a partner based in Princeton and New York and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. In 2017, she was presented with the “Outstanding Practitioner” award at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards and named a “Winning Litigator” by The National Law Journal. Additionally, Ms. Sullivan has been included in a list of “Top 250 Women in Litigation for the U.S.” by Benchmark Litigation.
Caroline Zalka is a partner based in New York. Over the past year, Ms. Zalka’s work on high-profile matters gained the recognition of colleagues and publications alike. She was named a Law360 2017 “Rising Star.” Additionally, Ms. Zalka was named a “Rising Star” in Litigation at the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards and was also selected for Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hotlist – 2017.”