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Profiles in Diversity Journal Names Hannah Sholl and Lani Perlman to its 2017 “Women Worth Watching” List

06.14.2017

New York–Holwell Shuster & Goldberg announced today that HSG attorneys Hannah Sholl and Lani Perlman have been named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2017 “Women Worth Watching” list. The list is dedicated to celebrating women of purpose and their achievements in and outside of the workplace.

Hannah has worked on—and excelled at—unique conflicts with high stakes, high drama, and broad implications for pressing national issues. She has represented parties ranging from the sons of Bernard Madoff to a Facebook co-founder. She currently leads a team handling extensive work for banks in litigation over residential mortgage-backed securities valued in the billions of dollars. Additionally, last year, Hannah was one of nine attorneys named to the New York Law Journal’s “Lawyers Who Lead by Example” list in the pro bono category. In one high-profile pro bono and First Amendment case, she successfully defended the National September 11 Memorial & Museum over its display of the “Ground Zero Cross.”

With advanced degrees in both journalism and law, Lani clerked for Judge Cogan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York before entering private practice. At HSG, she has become a leader on residential mortgage-backed securities putback cases, which are resolving billions in liability associated with the bursting of the housing bubble. She has also represented a leading maker of fashion boots in multiple IP disputes, a financial advisor in a multimillion-dollar contract action relating to the Tropicana casino’s bankruptcy, and the owners of one of NYC’s finest steakhouses, Maloney & Porcelli, in a dispute with its manager. For the last three years, Lani has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and was recently recognized as one of the Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area.

Both Hannah and Lani are a part of the HSG team representing female flight attendants and pilots, pro bono, in a cutting-edge workplace discrimination case. Working jointly with co-counsel at the ACLU, the team filed claims on behalf of female pilots and flight attendants at Frontier Airlines with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, charging that the policies of Frontier Airlines toward pregnant and breast-feeding pilots and flight attendants violate the Civil Rights Act and other laws.

Hannah's full Women Worth Watching profile is accessible here and Lani's full profile is available here. 

HSG partners Dorit Ungar Black and Blair Kaminsky were recognized as 2016 Women Worth Watching.

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