One of the female superstars got the most nominations overall
Gina Cass-Gottlieb of Gilbert + Tobin (G+T) and Rebecca Maslen-Stannage of Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have been proclaimed “Female Star Talent” by Acritas in its annual “Acritas Stars” survey.
Cass-Gottlieb also drew the most nominations among the 13 awardees from around the world.
Acritas compiled the list of leading women lawyers worldwide after spotting gender bias in their survey’s nominations. Over the last three years, the company has accumulated more than 10,000 nominations of leading lawyers from firm clients. More than 8,000 lawyers were identified by 4,300 clients.
Despite clients rating male lead partner performance on par with female lead partner performance on every performance attribute, Acritas’ data showed that male clients were half as likely to nominate a female star lawyer.
The quality of expertise was the main reason lawyers were nominated for both genders. Female lawyers on average even had a higher number of qualities mentioned in the nominations. Female lawyers were also more recognised for responsiveness, approachability, professionalism, and diligence.
Despite this, only 15% of nominees named by male general counsel were women. Among all nominees, 29% were women. Since 2015, just 1,000 of the 8,000 nominations from clients are female lawyers.
This year’s awardees are:
- Gina Cass-Gottlieb
- Rebecca Maslen-Stannage
- Karen Jensen
- Brenda L. Pritchard
- Marni J. Lerner
- Patricia M. Wagner
- Barbara Rosenberg
- Ann Benzimra
- Jane Haxby
- Léna Sersiron
- Raffaella Quintana
- Zia Mody
- Kayal Sachi
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