Benchmark Litigation Names Five Partners Among “Top 250 Women in Litigation” 

August 2021

Williams & Connolly partners Lisa Blatt, Heidi Hubbard, Enu Mainigi, Ana Reyes, and Katherine Turner have been selected to the 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” recognizing the leading female litigators in the country. Lisa was also recognized on the list of “U.S. Top 10 Women in Litigation.” According to the publisher, the list includes the country’s most distinguished women in litigation, and winners are selected based on case wins, peer reviews, and client feedback.

Lisa Blatt serves as chair of Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice. She has argued 41 cases before the United States Supreme Court, prevailing in 37.* The National Law Journal has called her a “visionary” and one of “the 100 most influential lawyers in America.”  In 2021, Chambers USA reported that clients describe Lisa as “one of the best advocates today.  She is extremely strong on her feet, connects with judges and has an unmatched win record,” and her “command of the case law and the way she presents is a work of art.”

Heidi Hubbard tries cases in state and federal courts, and before arbitrators, throughout the country. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Heidi “gains accolades as ‘one of the best trial lawyers in the country’ for her skillful handling of ‘high-pressure situations, tough litigation and her broad experience in difficult jurisdictions.’” She is recommended as an “absolutely top-shelf and enormously talented trial lawyer” with a “genuine jury presence” Chambers USA (2013-2021).  

Enu Mainigi serves as co-chair of the firm’s Health Care and False Claims Act and Qui Tam practice groups. An accomplished first-chair trial lawyer, Enu has represented a number of leading companies and individuals in complex civil and criminal litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. Chambers USA reports that she “wins impressive praise from clients,” who describe her as “fantastic, really strategic” and "business-savvy.”  One client noted, “She's hands-down the best litigator I've ever met. She has phenomenal strategic vision and great jury presence.”

Ana Reyes is a recognized leader in this generation of rising legal talent.  Thanks largely to her practice in multinational disputes, she has earned accolades from The Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Lawyer” (2020-2021) and in Benchmark Litigation as a “Local Litigation Star” (2019-2021). The National Law Journal has recognized her multiple times, including on its list of Outstanding Women Lawyers recognizing “the 75 most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today” (2015), as one of “D.C.’s Rising Stars” (2014), and as one of the country’s top 40 minority lawyers under 40 (2011). In 2017, the Women’s Bar Association of D.C. named her as its “Woman Lawyer of the Year.”  Ana’s leadership roles include serving on the firm’s Executive Committee and co-chairing the International Disputes practice group.

Katherine Turner focuses her practice on complex civil litigation and government and internal investigations. She has represented corporations, professional firms, and individuals in a range of federal and state cases, at both the trial and appellate levels, and in arbitration. Katherine serves as co-chair of the firm’s Accountant Liability practice group; and she has extensive experience in defending accounting firms in professional liability and regulatory matters, including work for three of the Big Four firms and a prominent national accounting firm. She also has significant experience in representing clients in congressional investigations, including representation of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton before the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Click here to view the full list of Top 250 Women in Litigation.

Click here to view the full list of Top 10 Women in Litigation.

*All cases vary and none is predictive.

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