American College of Bankruptcy
Business Reorganization & Restructuring partner Rachel Strickland was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. The College “recognizes exceptional bankruptcy professionals for their work, their contributions to the administration of justice, their public service and their integrity.”
Federal Bar Council - Thurgood Marshall Award for Exceptional Pro Bono Service
Litigation associate Shaimaa Hussein was only one of three recipients of the 2018 Thurgood Marshall Award for Exceptional Commitment to Pro Bono Service in the “Rising Star” category. “This award recognizes and celebrates lawyers in private practice who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to providing or facilitating pro bono legal services in federal courts or agencies within the Second Circuit.”
IFLR1000 – Women Leaders 2021 Guide
Partners Nathalie Duguay, Claire McDaid and Cornelia Thaler are named among the leading female transactional lawyers in their practice areas and jurisdictions by IFLR1000. IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021 Guide, is an elite ranking of the leading female transactional attorneys in local markets globally. All the women recognized are IFLR1000 Leading Lawyers, have impressive track records, outstanding reputations and are consistently recommended by clients and peers for the quality of their advice and service. Nathalie has been recognized in the Guide for the third year in a row.
International Committee of Women Together - Women Together Award 2018
Corporate partner Maria-Leticia Ossa Daza honored with annual Women Together Award by the International Committee of Women Together. The Women Together Awards “recognize the work of men and women who promote ethical, philosophical, moral, economic, scientific and cultural values that can serve as individual and collective inspiration to develop fairer societies that ensure a better transmission of our planet to future generations.” Portafolio, the leading business magazine in Colombia and the region, subsequently profiled Maria-Leticia on the award and her Latin American practice.
American Bar Association - 2019 Stonewall Award
Litigation partner Mary Eaton to receive the American Bar Association’s 2019 Stonewall Award. The award is presented each year by the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to “a small group of distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in the legal profession, and/or to LGBT legal issues.”
USF/College of Business Advisory Committee on Cybersecurity for Executive Education
Litigation partner Elizabeth Gray joined the USF/College of Business Advisory Committee on Cybersecurity for Executive Education. The Committee is by invitation only and is comprised of “a diverse, innovative and well connected network of top-flight executives.” Committee members help promote the school’s goal of linking industry with academia to help ensure its work is relevant and benefits the business community.
St. John's University's 2018 Law Review Alumni Reception and Dinner
Asset Management senior counsel Rose DiMartino recognized as the 2018 Honoree at St. John's University's annual Law Review Alumni Reception and Dinner for her extraordinary asset management practice of more than 30 years.
Latinvex – Latin America News and Analysis
Corporate partner Maria-Leticia Ossa Daza named among Latinvex’s "Top 100 Female Lawyers” for Latin America from 2014-2018, and recognized for excellence in the categories of Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A in 2018.
NYSBA - 2018 President's Pro Bono Service Award
Litigation associate Shaimaa Hussein presented with the New York State Bar Association’s President’s Pro Bono Service Award (Young Attorney category), in recognition of her outstanding pro bono contributions, particularly with respect to her work on behalf of refugees.
Option Droit & Affaires - Lawyer of the Year 2018
Business Reorganization & Restructuring partner Alexandra Bigot named Lawyer of the Year (Avocat de l’Année) 2018 in the area of Restructuring in France Option Droit & Affaires.
Legal Business - Women Deal Stars: Private Equity
Corporate partner Claire McDaid was featured in 'Alphas,' a Legal Business cover story feature on London's outstanding women deal lawyers in February 2018. Claire was one of five women profiled in the private equity space.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF - 2017 Latina Trailblazer
Corporate partner Maria-Leticia Ossa Daza was one of four women to be honored as a 2017 "Latina Trailblazer" by LatinoJustice PRLDEF. The honor recognizes “Latina trailblazers whose groundbreaking accomplishments illuminate new paths for Latinas nationwide. The 2017 honorees fully represent the diversity and achievement of the Latina professional experience.”
Federal Bar Council - Thurgood Marshall Award for Exceptional Pro Bono Service
Litigation partner Mary Eaton was the 2017 recipient of the Federal Bar Council's prestigious Thurgood Marshall Award for Exceptional Commitment to Pro Bono Service. “This award recognizes and celebrates lawyers in private practice who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to providing or facilitating pro bono legal services in federal courts or agencies within the Second Circuit.”
Law360 – 25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law
Litigation partner Elizabeth Gray was named to Law360’s 2016 list of the 25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law. In selecting just 25 women from a “fiercely competitive field,” Law360 chose attorneys who have achieved impressive success in securities litigation and enforcement. The elite group includes current and former senior regulators and private practitioners.
NYSBA’s Empire State Counsel
Litigation partner Mary Eaton was honored by NYSBA’s Empire State Counsel as one of just two 2015 Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteers.
New York Law Jounrnal - Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2015
Litigation partner Mary Eaton was selected by the New York Law Journal as an honoree for its “Lawyers Who Lead by Example” award in the pro bono category which recognizes attorneys “with an outstanding record of providing crucial legal services to poor or nearly poor New Yorkers.”
Euromoney Legal Media Group’s – Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2015
- Partner Rachel Strickland shortlisted for “Best in Insolvency & Restructuring”
- Willkie shortlisted for “Best International Firm for Diversity”
The Legal Aid Society – Pro Bono Publico Awards 2015
Litigation partner Mary Eaton and the firm were honored by The Legal Aid Society with 2015 Pro Bono Publico Awards for exceptional service to the Society and its clients.
New York Law Journal – Rising Stars
Litigation partner Deirdre Hykal was named to the New York Law Journal’s 2014 Class of “Rising Stars,” an elite group of 42 attorneys under the age of 40 from across New York State.
Willkie Named as a Finalist for Bank of America Diversity Award
This award recognizes law firm commitment to partnering with Bank of America in its mission to promote diversity and inclusion. The firm was one of six finalists out of nearly 200 participants in Bank of America’s Diversity and Inclusion Business Council’s survey in 2014.
Corporate partner Laura Delanoy included on Law360's 2014 roster of “Rising Stars” under 40 for her expertise in M&A transactions.
The National Women’s Council
Corporate partner Angela Olivarez was named one of Houston’s Top 25 Business Women by The National Women’s Council in 2014, which recognized award recipients for driving change, innovation and inspiring others to succeed while contributing to the business growth and the strategic direction of their organizations.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Litigation partner Mary Eaton and the firm were recognized by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project with the 2014 “Attorneys and Advocate Award,” recognizing “tireless commitment to reducing systematic discrimination and violence and ensuring greater access to safety and survival for transgender people who are low-income, people of color and immigrants.”
Latin Trade Group
Corporate partner Maria-Leticia Ossa-Daza named a 2014 “Rising Legal Star” for excellence in handling complex legal issues in the Latin American business environment.
Euromoney Legal Media Group’s – Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2014
Partner Rachel Strickland shortlisted for “Best in Insolvency & Restructuring”
Partner Rose DiMartino shortlisted for “Best in Investment Funds”
Partner Laura Delanoy shortlisted for “Best in Mergers & Acquisitions”
Willkie shortlisted for “Best International Firm for Diversity”
Willkie shortlisted for “Best International Firm for Talent Management”
The Legal Aid Society – Pro Bono Publico Awards 2014
Litigation partner Mary Eaton and the firm were honored by The Legal Aid Society with 2014 Pro Bono Publico Awards for exceptional service to the Society and its clients.
France’s Best Lawyers/Les Echos 2014
Business Reorganization & Restructuring partner Alexandra Bigot and Corporate partner Annette Péron recognized in Les Echos as Best Lawyers’ 2014 selection for Paris “Structured Finance Lawyer of the Year” and “LBO Lawyer of the Year,” respectively.
Euromoney Legal Media Group’s – Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2013
- Partner Margery Neale shortlisted for "Best in Investment Funds"
- Partner Adrienne Atkinson shortlisted for "Best in Private Equity"
- Willkie shortlisted for "Best International Firm for Talent Management"
Turnarounds & Workouts – Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers 2013
Business Reorganization and Restructuring partner Rachel Strickland was once again one of 12 attorneys nationwide profiled on Turnarounds & Workouts' Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers" special report. (Rachel also received this honor in 2012, 2010 and 2006).
The Legal Aid Society – Pro Bono Publico Awards 2013
Litigation partner Mary Eaton and associate Jennifer Schanes were honored as a team and individually with 2013 Pro Bono Publico Awards for exceptional service to the Society and its clients.
New York Magazine – The New York Area’s Lawyers of the Year 2011
Asset Management partner Margery Neale was named "Mutual Funds Law Lawyer of the Year."
France’s Best Lawyers 2011
Business Reorganization and Restructuring partner Alexandra Bigot was named “2011 France Insolvency and Reorganization Lawyer of the Year.”