Blair Kaminsky Receives New York Business Journal 2022 Women of Influence Award
New York—Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP partner Blair Kaminsky has been selected as one of only 10 honorees for the New York Business Journal’s 2022 Women of Influence award. The annual award honors women across a wide range of industries who have made an impact both professionally and in their communities.
A partner and member of HSG’s four-member management committee, Blair represents clients in complex, high-stakes commercial litigation and investigatory matters. Among other engagements, Blair has represented a governmental entity as well as bank trustees on mortgage-backed securities claims arising out of the 2008 recession, helping to recover billions of dollars for taxpayers and investors. In ongoing, heavily contested multi-forum litigation, Blair also represents Chubb on claims brought by major manufacturers, the nation’s largest drug distributors, and its largest pharmacy chains seeking coverage for governmental budgetary impacts arising from the national opioid epidemic. Blair also represents Visa in multi-district class action antitrust litigation filed on behalf of merchants, as well as in opt-out cases brought by the world’s largest retailers, challenging network rules benefitting all domestic cardholders.
In addition to her litigation work, Blair plays an integral role in managing HSG. She plays a leadership role in the firm’s marketing and recruiting efforts, which have brought diverse and talented lawyers to the firm, and was instrumental in the formation of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the development of HSG’s formal mentoring program.
Blair was recognized by Chambers USA in 2022 as an Up and Coming lawyer for general commercial litigation in New York, and was named to Crain’s New York Business’ 2021 list of Notable Women in Law. She also received Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2019 Rising Star Award for Best in Litigation: General Commercial, and has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation since 2017.