What makes a leader?
Sharing the Power Award
Megan Belcher, VP and Chief Employment Counsel at ConAgra Foods Inc., and Nicky Jatana, Partner at Jackson Lewis
Megan Belcher and Nicky Jatana met when they were both young associates at law firms—Husch Blackwell and Jackson Lewis, respectively. Belcher was working as a temporary in-house attorney on loan from Husch Blackwell. Jatana was outside counsel for a lawsuit in which the client was involved. Working on that matter together, they were impressed with each other’s proactive approach to litigation. They stayed in touch after the resolution of that case, referring clients to each other when matters arose in their respective locations—Jatana in Southern California and Belcher in Kansas City.
Firm Wide Policies Award
SNR Denton and Winston & Strawn
Diversity has long been a focus at SNR Denton and Winston & Strawn. So it’s not surprising that the two law firms received this year’s Firm Wide Policies Award.