December 21, 2020

Jenner & Block Partner Mélida Hodgson, Co-Managing Partner Katya Jestin, and Partners Dawn L. Smalls and Alison I. Stein have been recognized as Notable Women in Law by Crain’s New York Business. The publication chose the “impressive attorneys not only for their skills and accomplishments, but for their efforts to shore up the edifice of justice.”

  • Ms. Hodgson’s profile highlights her experience resolving international treaty and commercial arbitration disputes as head of the firm’s New York International Arbitration Practice. The profile also notes that she has defended several countries in investment arbitration including representing Venezuela, Panama, Peru and Sierra Leone in International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes matters.
  • Ms. Jestin’s profile highlights the range of Katya’s investigation’s compliance, and defense practice, “from global compliance risk to #MeToo.” The profile also notes her previous work as an assistant US attorney and a supervisor in the criminal division of the Eastern District of New York.
  • Ms. Smalls’ profile credits her “wealth of experience in law, government, and politics,” for her exceptional work providing strategic counsel to clients on legal, policy, and regulatory matters. The profile highlights her role as the monitor of a preeminent financial institution and her past representation of more than 90,000 au pairs in connection with minimum-wage violations.
  • Ms. Stein’s profile recognizes her as a “top-tier practitioner of intellectual property law.” A member of the firm’s Content, Media, and Entertainment Practice, Alison’s “bevy of industry awards” are also highlighted in profile.