Priyanka Timblo and Nina Kanovitch Schiffer Named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2019 Women Worth Watching List
New York—Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP associates Priyanka Timblo and Nina Kanovitch Schiffer have been named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2019 Women Worth Watching list, which recognizes professional women across the globe who are influencing their workplaces and industries.
Priyanka has represented financial institutions and other corporate clients in numerous complex commercial disputes. She recently served as first chair in an arbitration proceeding on behalf of an investment fund, and is a key member of the HSG team representing Visa in its defense against dozens of antitrust actions brought by hundreds of merchants who opted out of a multibillion-dollar class settlement. She also recently won an appeal at the Board of Immigration Appeals on behalf of a pro bono client. She is a member of the planning committee for the 2019 Associate Leadership Institute, run by the New York City Bar Association’s Office for Diversity & Inclusion, and is also a mentor for female law students of color at McGill’s Women of Colour Collective. She is a former clerk for the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Nina, who began her legal career in her hometown of Paris, is also part of the HSG team representing Visa in various matters, and is a member of the HSG and ACLU team representing female pilots and flight attendants, pro bono, in a case that raises important issues regarding the way employers must treat pregnant and breastfeeding women under the Civil Rights Act. Earlier in her career, she represented Telia Company in an FCPA investigation by the SEC, DOJ, and foreign prosecution authorities, and worked on pre-merger analyses for Signet Jewelers Limited’s acquisition of Zale Corporation, and Unilever’s acquisition of Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto.
Priyanka and Nina were recently named members of the National Women’s Law Center’s Leadership Advisory Committee, dedicated to protecting and promoting equality and opportunity for women and families. They helped develop the NWLC’s first-ever CLE on women’s rights in the workplace, which was presented at HSG in March 2019.