NEW YORK – Oct. 7, 2021 – Two attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were recognized as “Attorney of the Year” at the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s annual “Women in Business Law Awards Americas.” Presented virtually on Sept. 29, 2021, the awards recognized the firm in two categories.
The following attorneys were recognized:
Cindy J.K. Davis, chair of the Banking and Financial Services Practice, was named Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year.
Jillian Kirn, a shareholder in the firm’s Environmental Practice in the Philadelphia office, was named as Environmental Lawyer of the Year.
The firm also won awards for Talent Management – International Firm and U.S. Midwest Firm of the Year. The firm was also shortlisted by Euromoney in 14 categories and 11 women were shortlisted for individual awards.
According to Euromoney, winners are chosen based on their ability to support the development of women in the legal profession and provide a work/life program that empowers women to pursue legal careers. Criteria include the ratio of female-to-male lawyers (at all levels of seniority), the retention of women associates to partner level, and relevant diversity initiatives. Individual winners are selected based on their professional accomplishments as well as advocacy and influence over the last 12 months.
Davis, who is based in the firm’s Atlanta office, focuses her practice on representing domestic and international banks, finance companies, hedge funds, private equity sponsors, and corporate borrowers in complex financing transactions. She frequently represents lead arrangers and agents in structuring and underwriting syndicated loan transactions. Her typical transactions include U.S. and international asset-based and cash-flow secured and unsecured credit facilities, acquisition financings and other leveraged buyouts, and first and second lien credit facilities. Davis also has experience in structuring complex credit transactions, including those involving multicurrency facilities and cross-border lending arrangements. Davis’s finance practice ranges from middle-market club deals to multibillion-dollar investment-grade widely syndicated credit facilities. She has represented clients on financings in virtually every type of industry, including food and agribusiness, retail, health care, media/telecom, and gaming.
Kirn, who is based in the Philadelphia office, focuses her practice on complex environmental and energy litigation, regulatory compliance counseling, and resolution of environmental liabilities identified in the course of transactions. She has wide-ranging experience representing clients in litigation in state and federal courts and routinely assists clients with risk management matters in the context of project redevelopments, renewable energy transactions, and the acquisition, sale, and financing of contaminated real estate. Kirn regularly counsels clients regarding environmental issues arising from innovative projects and the development and implementation of sustainability, ESG, and environmental, health, and safety management programs.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative: Greenberg Traurig is committed to its women lawyers’ success, which includes a firmwide women’s affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention, and business development. The firm regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities. Greenberg Traurig also takes thoughtful action to address issues such as maintaining a healthy work-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, creating and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and giving back to the community. Twitter: @GTLawWomen
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2300 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 4.0 Plus Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com