In 2020, 37.4 percent of lawyers in the United States were female. As of May 2020, the state with the highest employment in that occupation was California – followed by New York and Florida.
Latinvex has named New York partner Veronica Relea to its Latin America’s Top Female Lawyers list for the fourth year in a row. The annual list recognises the top 100 female lawyers from international law firms who are doing business in the region.
Latinvex’s selection criteria includes recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of the firm in Latin America, and rankings.
Relea, a member of Latham’s market-leading Project Development & Finance and Latin America Practices, has developed a robust Latin America practice advising clients on a range of complex finance transactions.
She represents commercial and investment banks, sponsors, developers, and private equity firms in connection with the development, construction, operation, and financing of energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure projects.
Relea also has extensive experience in leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition financings and asset-based facilities.
A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Relea is also recognised for her work by The Legal 500 Latin America and The Legal 500 United States.
Latham & Watkins Overview
Latham & Watkins is an American multinational law firm. Founded in 1934 in Los Angeles, California, Latham is the second-largest law firm in the world by revenue.
As of 2021, Latham is also one of the most profitable law firms in the world, with profits per partner exceeding US$4.5 million.