Awards Mark Milestone For Women In White Collar Defense

Law360 (December 4, 2019, 10:28 AM EST) -- A group for women in the white collar defense bar that began as a lunch gathering two decades ago held its first annual gala on Tuesday, recognizing several attorneys' achievements and celebrating the professional progress women have made in the practice area.

White collar defense has only been a BigLaw practice area for a few decades. But it has changed even during that short history from a completely male-dominated practice to one where women occupy the highest echelons.

It didn't get that way on its own. In the early 1990s, Karen Popp, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, and Beth Wilkinson,...

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