Congratulations to Morrison & Foerster’s Jamie Levitt and Barbara Mendelson on being selected to Crain’s New York Business list of Notable Women in Law. As part of this honor, Ms. Levitt and Ms. Mendelson were featured in a special editorial section of a Crain’s New York Business double issue, as well as in their online publication.
This year marks the second annual release of this special list by Crain’s, designed to celebrate women attorneys whose exceptional civic and philanthropic activities have positively impacted New York City. Ms. Levitt and Ms. Mendelson join an elite list of top female attorneys who have blazed the trail for other women in the industry and who have been a strong voice for women’s parity in the legal profession.
Jamie Levitt, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Commercial Litigation and Trials Group, represents companies in securities litigation and regulatory investigations as well as complex civil litigation. Her deep experience with trials and commercial litigation has made her a go to trial counsel for major corporations. Aside from her everyday work, Ms. Levitt serves as Chair of The Morrison & Foerster Foundation, is on the Board of Morrison & Foerster and on numerous non-profit boards, and she recently co-chaired the firm’s 2018 Women’s Summit for In-House Counsel. Ms. Levitt was also formerly chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Pro Bono Committee for a decade.
Barbara Mendelson, a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Financial Services Group, a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and the former head of our financial services practice, brings significant experience to her practice, of advising international and U.S. banks on complex bank regulatory matters, including issues arising under key statutory frameworks and anti-money laundering and sanctions counseling, investigation and enforcement matters. Beyond her practice, Ms. Mendelson is a trustee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and is a volunteer attorney in the New York City Family Court.
View the full list of Crain’s New York Business Notable Women in Law.