Benchmark Names Three Hunton Andrews Kurth Partners Among Top 250 Women in Litigation

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August 3, 2023

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP partners Shannon BroomeCassandra (Sandy) Collins and Lorelie S. Masters have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2023 Top 250 Women in Litigation. The publication honors the accomplishments and distinguished careers of female litigators nationwide and recognizes them as top players in their respective fields. 

Honorees in the Top 250 Women in Litigation publication have earned their place amongst the leading female litigators by participating in some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history as well as by earning the hard-won respect of their peers and clients.

Benchmark Litigation noted, “Shannon Broome leads the environmental practice group of Hunton Andrews Kurth from the firm’s San Francisco and Washington, DC offices. As an authority on global climate change matters, she is often tapped to handle enforcement, environmental incident responses, permits, and regulatory advocacy and defense. Broome has recently been engaged in climate change related environmental litigation on behalf of one of the leading oil and gas distributors. The mass tort litigation involves lawsuits filed across the US.”

Benchmark continued to write, “Richmond-based commercial litigator Cassandra Collins of Hunton Andrews Kurth specializes in energy and construction litigation and serves as co-lead of the firm’s practice group. Her specialization allows her to provide clients with industry expertise and business-focus that minimizes representation costs for clients enduring complex litigation. Part of Collins’ effectiveness as a litigator is her ability to obtain settlements for clients that are critical to her clients’ businesses.” This is the eighth consecutive year Collins has been named to the list.

Furthermore, Benchmark highlighted, “Lorelie Masters has won significant decisions, trials, and arbitrations enforcing insurance for clients, including confidential international arbitrations and litigations for clients like New Century Liquidating Trust, Hoechst Celanese/Ticona, and Dow Corning. A sought-after writer, speaker, and leader on coverage issues, Ms. Masters served as an Adviser for eight years to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance. Named a “top 10” lawyer in DC, she has served on the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors, as President of the Women’s D.C. Bar Association, and as an officer of the D.C. Bar Foundation.” She is also a cofounder and former President of the American College of Coverage Counsel and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center.

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