NEW YORK, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that veteran corporate governance attorney Heidi A. Lawson has joined the firm as a partner. Although resident in London, she will spend significant time in New York to serve and continue building her sizable U.S. client base.
Most recently, she was international counsel with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in London.
Ms. Lawson's practice includes advising clients on corporate governance and risk management. She frequently guides international clients in establishing and following best practices for risk governance across jurisdictions and advises companies and directors on risk committee functions. Additionally, she counsels public and private organizations on liability, indemnification and insurance issues relating to officers and boards of directors.
"Heidi's depth of experience and expertise in the increasingly important area of risk management make her a strong addition to the firm," said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles K. O'Neill. "Our clients will benefit greatly from her expertise in corporate governance and risk oversight, particularly as businesses become subject to more government regulation in these areas."
"The addition of Heidi enhances our capabilities in London and New York and allows us to expand our offerings for multinational clients," said Claude S. Serfilippi, Managing Partner of Chadbourne's London office. "We are excited to have an attorney of her caliber on our team to reinforce our track record of providing international clients with strong corporate counseling."
A frequent lecturer and author on management liability and insurance topics, Ms. Lawson has 23 years of experience in the insurance and risk management industry, including a six-month secondment to the Financial Services Authority in London. She has worked for 14 years as a lawyer advising boards and companies on risk issues and previously spent nine years on the business side in claims and underwriting.
"Chadbourne provides me with an impressive international platform from which to grow my practice and serve multinational clients," said Ms. Lawson. "I am pleased to be joining such a highly regarded firm and look forward to collaborating with Chadbourne colleagues in all of our 13 offices on emerging corporate governance and risk management matters."
She received a B.A. from Eckerd College in 1994 and a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1996 where she graduated magna cum laude.
About Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, venture capital and emerging companies, energy/renewable energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, arbitration/IDR, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kyiv, Almaty, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit: http://www.chadbourne.com
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