Dorit Ungar Black and Jayme Jonat Recognized on Euromoney’s 2020 Women in Business Law Awards Shortlist
New York—Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP partners Dorit Ungar Black and Jayme Jonat have been named to Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2020 Women in Business Law Awards shortlist. Dorit is shortlisted for Best in Litigation, Jayme for Rising Stars – Best in Litigation. The annual awards recognize women for their accomplishments, advocacy, and influence in their professional fields.
Among other litigation successes, Dorit helped secure a $2.4 billion award against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. over its sale of tens of thousands of toxic home loans before the investment bank imploded at the outset of the financial crisis. Currently, she represents affiliates of the government-owned investment fund AIMCo, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as securities intermediary, in innovative, multimillion-dollar litigation against insurance carriers concerning improper Cost of Insurance rate increases. Dorit was recently named a Notable Woman in Law by Crain’s New York Business and a Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.
Jayme represents clients in numerous high-profile antitrust and securities fraud class actions, including her defense of Visa in antitrust litigation against many of the world’s largest retailers. She also represented French industrial company Alstom in litigation against General Electric concerning the most significant French M&A transaction of 2014. Her active pro bono work has included the successful appeal of a felony conviction, as well as her representation of female employees in two first-of-their-kind workplace discrimination lawsuits against Frontier Airlines. She was named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2018 Women Worth Watching list.
The complete Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards shortlist is available here. Winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on September 17.