2020 Spring Business Edition

The Best Lawyers Business Edition celebrates women lawyers who excel in their specific practice areas by highlighting their opinions and achievements within their specialty areas.

Cover Story

In progressive legal circles, the name Robbie Kaplan has emerged as an omnipresent force for equal and human rights.

High Court Merit

Tracy Collins Ortlieb

In progressive legal circles, the name Robbie Kaplan has emerged as an omnipresent force for equal and human rights.

Spotlight

The State of Women Inventors

Kate Rockwood and Amanda Hermans

What’s being done to improve the gender patent gap—and how attorneys can help.

Implicit Injury

Sarah F. King

Medical malpractice still disproportionately affects women. Why? And what can be done to fix it?

On Writing, Briefly

Wanda McKee Fowler

Legal writing has a (sometimes justifiably) bad reputation. To ensure that your briefs are clear and elegant, keep in mind these five rules used by children’s-book authors—who know a few things about keeping a distracted reader engaged.

Viewpoints

Building Bridges

Melinda S. Gentile

The Realities and Implications of Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Law

Equity Matters

Emer Simic

How my firm defies the statistics on women in legal leadership—and how yours can too.

Equal to the Task

Joyce D. Edelman

Fighting for gender equity in the law firm can seem like the very definition of a thankless task. But you just might find yourself able to make great strides.