Outstanding Women: Mary Cranston

Law360, New York (April 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Mary B. Cranston is undoubtedly one of the most influential women practicing law today. Her groundbreaking career has included many notable firsts: first woman to be elected chief executive of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, first person to hold the senior partner position at the firm and first woman to lead a global 100 law firm.

Beyond those important landmarks, Cranston was also a pioneer female antitrust litigator. Before practically leaving her day-to-day practice behind to work as CEO, she litigated complex antitrust and securities cases,...
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