Jenner & Block Partner Susan J. Kohlmann, managing partner of the firm’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee, has been named a “Distinguished Leader” by New York Law Journal. The award honors lawyers in leadership roles who “achieved impressive results in the past year.” In its profile of Ms. Kohlmann, the publication highlights her work in a lawsuit against the federal government over unconstitutional census preparations. Asked what it means to be a leader, Ms. Kohlmann responds: “I believe the best leaders are team players focused on the achievement of the team as a whole.”
Ms. Kohlmann is among only 23 lawyers on the list. She and the other winners were recognized in New York Law Journal’s Professional Excellence magazine and honored at the New York Legal Awards at Tribeca 360 in New York City on October 23.
This past year, Corporate Counsel named Ms. Kohlmann among its “National Women in Law” honorees, one of seven women recognized in the Collaborative Leadership category. Legal 500 named her a “Leading Lawyer” in copyright and The National Law Journal recognized her as an “Intellectual Property Trailblazer.”
Ms. Kohlmann is chair of the firm’s Trademark, Advertising and Unfair Competition Practice and a litigator in the Content, Media and Entertainment practice. Clients seek her counsel of a variety of complex matters, including copyright, trademark and trade secrets disputes. She is also chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Ms. Kohlmann is also chair of Legal Services NYC.