Gardere Partner Kimberly Yelkin to Receive Transformative Leadership Award

Kimberly Yelkin, Executive Partner of the Austin office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been named the co-recipient of InsideCounsel magazine’s “Sharing the Power Award.”

Online PR News – 21-August-2013 – Dallas – AUSTIN, Texas - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm’s Austin Office Executive Partner Kimberly A. Yelkin will be a co-recipient of the “Sharing the Power Award” as part of InsideCounsel magazine's 2nd Annual Transformative Leadership Awards West program.

The prestigious award is presented jointly to a female general counsel and a female law firm partner who have collaborated to increase the economic empowerment of one or more female partners in that firm. Ms. Yelkin will receive this award alongside client Sally Narey, General Counsel of Fireman’s Fund Insurance. Winners were selected by a national awards committee comprised of general counsel from leading corporations and partners at top law firms. The award will be presented at a gala dinner and reception on Oct. 17 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Ms. Yelkin is chair of the Firm’s Government Affairs Practice Group. Under Ms. Yelkin’s leadership, Gardere’s Government Affairs Practice Group was named Texas’ top law firm by Texas Lawyer in its 2013 Lobbying Scorecard based on number of clients and reported revenue for work during the 83rd Texas legislative session. The same group was named the second most powerful legal lobbying team by Capitol Inside in its 10th Annual Texas Lobby Power Rankings.

“It is an honor to the Firm for Kim to receive this award alongside one of our valuable clients,” says Gardere Chair Holland N. O’Neil. “Through her leadership, Kim has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in corporate law. She is an embodiment of the significance of this award.”

InsideCounsel is a monthly publication exclusively serving general counsel and other top in-house legal professionals. Formerly known as Corporate Legal Times, InsideCounsel is the oldest monthly magazine published by Summit Business Media specifically for in-house counsel.

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an Am Law 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of corporate, private equity, litigation, energy, tax, real estate, financial services, government affairs, hospitality, intellectual property, labor and employment, and environmental.

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