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Mintz Members Loretta Shaw-Lorello and Karen Won Selected to Crain’s New York 2020 Notable Women in Law List

Both women attorneys honored for their influence on the New York City legal community and their professional, civic and philanthropic achievements

Mintz is pleased to announce that Members Loretta Shaw-Lorello and Karen Won have been selected for inclusion in Crain's New York Business’ 2020 “Notable Women in Law” list. The prestigious list recognizes influential women members of the New York City legal community and honors their professional, civic, and philanthropic achievements. In connection with this distinction, both Ms. Shaw-Lorello and Ms. Won were featured in a special report published on December 16.

“We are delighted to have two impressive women attorneys recognized by Crain’s for the second year in a row,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “Both Loretta and Karen have established themselves as market leaders by developing specialized experience in their respective practice areas and by their high level of client service. In addition, they are both outstanding champions for diversity and inclusion at Mintz and in the community.”

As Chair of Mintz’s Investment Funds Group, Ms. Shaw-Lorello has a multifaceted private investment funds practice that encompasses advising private equity fund sponsors on a broad range of issues with respect to fund formation, operation, and regulatory compliance. She has extensive experience in representing clients in the formation and operation of private funds across a range of asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, and real estate. She also counsels fund sponsors on the formation and operation of investment manager and general partner entities, including investment adviser registration and compliance and she represents institutions, family offices and high net worth individuals investing into private funds and other alternative investments.

Ms. Shaw-Lorello is a member of MIATTY, Mintz’s affinity group for minority attorneys and senior professionals that works to enhance opportunities, retention, and advancement for attorneys of color. She is involved in Mintz’s relationship with the National Association of Investment Companies, a trade association representing the interests of minority-owned investment companies. Most recently, she led a session on legal considerations for fund formations as part of the organization’s launch of its “Establishing the Next Generation of Private Equity Firms” symposiums. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Ms. Won is a highly regarded intellectual property attorney whose practice covers trademark, copyright, and advertising. In particular, she has comprehensive experience across all aspects of trademarks, including counseling, prosecution, disputes, and transactions. She has specialized experience working with life sciences clients on branding matters, advising on drug name approvals and brand strategy across all stages of the development and commercialization lifecycle. She has successfully guided several drug brands from ideation through legal approvals to market launch and beyond. In addition to her work with clients, she has spoken on the topic of pharmaceutical branding at various forums including the BIO International Convention. Ms. Won is a member of the International Trademark Association and the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group.

Outside of her legal practice, Ms. Won is active in service initiatives and projects, particularly focusing on social justice, ranging from working with at-risk populations to volunteering in slums and red light districts in Mumbai, India. She is a former board member of Embers International, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering social justice and mercy ministries for sustainable transformation. Ms. Won is a champion for diversity and inclusion, and she is involved in several affinity professional service and bar organizations, including the National Asian Pacific Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association of NY and the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater NY.

Mintz has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, both within the firm and in the greater legal community. Mintz considers diversity to be an all-reaching initiative that brings a number of the firm’s strategic priorities together—client engagement, alumni relations, community outreach with diverse entities, and more. Mintz aims to integrate a full spectrum of viewpoints into every matter to drive the best solutions for clients. Learn more about the firm’s deep commitment to diversity here.

Crain’s New York Business 2020 Notable Women in Law special section can be found here.