Manatt’s CEO, Managing Partner and co-leader of the firm’s privacy and data security practice Donna Wilson and leader of the firm’s intellectual property protection and enforcement practice Michelle Cooke have been recognized on Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2020 “Top Women Attorneys” list. This annual list recognizes 68 individuals for their exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.
Wilson was selected for inclusion on the “Top Women Attorneys” list for her efforts to build the professional services firm of the future by expanding Manatt’s reach across new geographies and restructuring the firm’s practice areas into industry groups. Her profile also highlighted her elevation to CEO and Managing Partner of the firm in July 2019, following her election in June 2018. This is Wilson's fourth consecutive year being included on Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top Women Attorneys” list.
Cooke was recognized by Los Angeles Business Journal for the breadth and depth of her knowledge of the intellectual property landscape in the United States and abroad, which has made her the go-to attorney for companies facing complex, multijurisdictional trademark disputes. In her profile, the publication highlighted Cooke’s international approach to preplanning, management and vigilance matters, as well as her masterful guidance through delicate brand rehabilitation issues as being among her greatest strengths when advising clients. This Cooke’s third time being recognized on this list.
To read Los Angeles Business Journal’s full 2020 “Top Women Attorneys” list, please click here.