Top 250 Women - South


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Top 250 Women in Litigation - South



Partner in Boies Schiller & Flexner’s Fort Lauderdale office, Sigrid McCawley is aptly regarded as a litigator of near-unparalleled prowess. Litigating groundbreaking international arbitrations, class actions, intellectual property disputes, trust disputes, and high-value commercial disputes with a unique acuity, McCawley is additionally celebrated by industry and mainstream media outlets alike for her extensive activity in securing justice for victims in some of high profile, high-stakes matters. In addition to playing a pivotal role in litigation which led to the arrests of public figures Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, among others, McCawley currently represents a ballerina in a civil suit against the owner of the Canadian ice hockey team the Edmonton Oilers, Daryl Katz, arising from the client’s claim that she was paid by Katz in exchange for sexual acts while she was underage.



A leading lawyer in commercial litigation, Lori Mince of Fishman Haygood is also recognized for her work on media law and tax litigation. She is currently lead counsel on behalf of the Louisiana Children’s Medical Center in a matter brought upon by six neighbors of the LCMC Health subsidiary in a putative class action. The claim alleges, inter alia, that the hospital's newly relocated helistop constitutes a nuisance under Louisiana law. The matter is ongoing, but the lead counsel team has already successfully defeated the plaintiff’s efforts to secure state court jurisdiction.


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Anne McGinness Kearse of Motley Rice’s Mount Pleasant office dedicates her practice to the pursuit of improved safety practices at the corporate level and increased corporate governance, as well as making whole victims of toxic exposure and grave injury as a result of negligence, product defects, and workplace conditions. Often centralizing her practice around the litigation of mass torts and class actions, McGinness Kearse is noted for extensive involvement on numerous matters brought by several government entities in connection with the ongoing opioid crisis.


Both a premier, multi-disciplined litigator, as well as among the nation’s most potent of trial forces, Veronica Moyé of Gibson Dunn & Crucher’s Dallas office co-chairs the global litigation practice.  Equipped with an ever-dynamic arsenal of litigatory specialties, Moyé undertakes matters of complexity and scale across a broad diversity of specialties, including representation on antitrust & competition, class action, and intellectual property matters. Moyé has duly garnered wide-spread recognition for her lead role in securing a landmark victory on behalf of Apple in the high-exposure antitrust dispute brought by Epic Games alleging, among other claims, that Apple had engaged in monopolist business practices and unfair competition, as well as violated Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, in connection with the Apple App Store’s business practices. After a 16-day bench trial, the Northern District of California ruled that Apple had not, in fact, violated state or federal antitrust law.


Having cultivated a commercial practice with a focus on energy and construction litigation, Cassandra Collins of Hunton Andrews & Kurth’s Richmond office co-leads the firm’s energy litigation practice group. Collins’ approach to litigation includes minimizing representation costs for clients and severing any potentially litigious complications as a benefit to her clients. Collins is regularly retained by corporations such as beverage distributors, energy companies, manufacturers, mining companies, and utilities providers.


 August 2022