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Marcia Ellis and Sarah Thomas Shortlisted at the Inaugural ALB Women in Law Awards 2021

29 Nov 2021

Asian Legal Business (ALB) has shortlisted Morrison & Foerster’s Global Chair of Private Equity Group Marcia Ellis and Hong Kong Dispute Resolution Partner Sarah Thomas as finalists in the “Dealmaker of the Year, North Asia” and “Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, North Asia” categories respectively in its inaugural ALB Women in Law Awards 2021.

Marcia has advised clients on deals with a total aggregate value of over US$171 billion in the past two years. In 2021 alone, she has been named as one of the Top 15 Female Lawyers in Asia by ALB, selected as one of three finalists in the “Professional of The Year” category at AmCham Hong Kong’s Women of Influence (WOI) Awards, and nominated for “Dealmaker of the Year” at both the annual China Law & Practice Awards and the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards. 

Sarah has over 10 years of experience in Asia and represents clients in arbitration (and related litigation) of cross-border disputes, particularly with a nexus to China. Sarah has been named a Litigation Star for both International Arbitration and Commercial and Transactions by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2019-2021.

The ALB Women in Law Awards recognize the exceptional performance of women lawyers in law firms and in-house across the region in the past year. View the full list of finalists.

MoFo has long championed the advancement of women within the legal profession. Creating an inclusive culture that supports the growth and development of talented women lawyers is at the heart of our shared values and commitment. The firm has been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms for Women by Seramount, formerly known as Working Mother Media, for the 12th time in 2021, including every year since 2014. We are one of the few law firms that has been recognized 10 times or more, which, as of 2019, earned us a designation on the Hall of Fame list.

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