January 05, 2018
Crain’s New York Business has named Michèle Penzer, Managing Partner of the New York office, and Jamie Wine, global Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department, to its inaugural list of Leading Women Lawyers in New York City. The list recognizes women with distinguished careers who also engage in exceptional civic and philanthropic activities.
Penzer has a successful finance practice, navigating clients through some of the most volatile market conditions over the past two decades. She represents commercial and investment banks, as well as borrowers, in leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition financings, project financings, other senior secured lending transactions, and restructurings. Penzer also helped to found Women Enriching Business, a firm-wide initiative developed to help give women the tools to develop networks and business development skills, and is actively engaged in Latham’s broader diversity efforts.
Wine is a leading securities litigator whose practice focuses on complex business litigation, securities and class action litigation, and SEC and other regulatory investigations. She also has significant trial and arbitration experience, including in areas beyond securities litigation.
Wine regularly addresses law firm management and the role of women in the legal profession at public speaking events and to the media. In discussing work-life balance with Crain’s, she said, “I focus my mentor-ing on [the idea] that it’s ok if you don’t know how it will all balance out. You have no idea about your future support network…,” said Wine. “It’s ok to have that uncertainty. You will have good days and bad, but don’t lose sight of the big picture.”