Three US lawyers named ‘Notable Women in Law’ by Crain’s NY Business

Global Press release - Recognition January 10, 2019

Crain’s New York Business has included Ayse Yüksel Mahfoud, Robin Adelstein and Marjorie M. Glover (New York) among its “Notable Women in Law” in 2019.

The Notable Women in Law awards honor 100 metro New York law firm leaders, partners and corporate counsels for developing “distinguished careers,” becoming “trailblazers who found multiple paths to excellence" and actively taking part in “civic and philanthropic activities.”

Yüksel Mahfoud is a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee, responsible for the strategic direction of the global firm. She has extensive experience in a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, privatizations, strategic alliances and financing transactions. Yüksel Mahfoud, who is also partner-in-charge of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Istanbul office, handles a large array of cross-border transactions primarily in the US, Turkey, and the Middle East.

Adelstein, US Head of Antitrust and Competition, previously served as antitrust and litigation counsel at global healthcare company Novartis and alcohol beverage leader Diageo before becoming North American General Counsel of Sandoz, a division of Novartis. Adelstein litigates complex commercial disputes, class actions and multi-jurisdictional cases before federal and state courts. Companies trust Adelstein to advise them on antitrust issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, trade association activities, and distribution and pricing practices.

Glover, a highly-regarded employment lawyer, is a trusted advisor to clients on all aspects of executive compensation, employee benefits, corporate governance and risk oversight. She has extensive experience with complex domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, private placements and project finance matters and advises regularly on compliance, counseling, and resolution matters. She is a frequent speaker, noted author and monthly “Ask the Expert” columnist for Employee Benefit Plan Review magazine.

Crain’s writes, "In acknowledging the talents of these 100 women, Crain’s is merely tapping into New York's rich history of female lawyers who refused to be defined by their gender."


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