CHICAGO, 4 October 2004 LAWFUEL – Best law news, attorney, law firm, legal, news & research – Brandi McCoy, a Piper Rudnick LLP 2004 summer associate, has received a Women’s Bar Foundation Scholarship, the firm has announced.
The scholarship was formally awarded to her at the Women’s Bar Foundation’s 39th Annual Scholarship Award Luncheon in Chicago on September 23. When Ms. McCoy took the podium, she received a spontaneous standing ovation from the numerous Piper Rudnick attorneys in attendance. Her first words in acknowledging her award: “Thank you, Piper Rudnick.”
“We are absolutely delighted that the Women’s Bar Foundation has recognized Brandi with this notable honor,” said Allen Ginsburg, managing partner of Piper Rudnick’s Chicago office. “Those of us who worked with her this summer know her as an insightful, hard working, and intelligent young person. She has a great career before her.”
Ms. McCoy is now in her third year at DePaul University College of Law. She has accepted the firm’s offer to return as an associate after her graduation.
She is pursuing a joint J.D. and MBA degree at DePaul and ranks in the top 5 percent of her class. Ms. McCoy is an editor of the DePaul Law Review and the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal. She is also a member of the Business Law Society and Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.
Ms. McCoy is the recipient of CALI awards—given to the student with the highest grade in a class–for Constitutional Process I, Legal Writing II, and Contracts II and was named Dean’s Top Scholar. She graduated summa cum laude from Monmouth College. She has volunteered in a Colorado homeless shelter and in a meal program for people with terminal illnesses.
The scholarship was formally awarded her at the Women’s Bar Foundation’s 39th Annual Scholarship Award Luncheon in Chicago on September 23.
Judith Schuch, an associate in Piper Rudnick’s Litigation practice group, was co-chair of the Women’s Bar Foundation’s 39th Annual Scholarship Award Luncheon. Ms. Schuch, a member of the board of directors of the foundation, herself received a WBF scholarship in 1999. Piper Rudnick is also a benefactor of the event.
About Piper Rudnick LLP
Piper Rudnick is a business law firm of about 975 lawyers with U.S. offices in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Edison, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Reston, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, D.C., and a European office in Paris..
In 2004, Chambers USA named 40 of the firm’s lawyers (up from 28 in 2003) among America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, including two who received the rare “Exceptional” rating and one “Senior Statesman,” particularly in the areas of real estate, corporate, litigation, and labor and employment.
The firm’s practice is focused on:
Litigation, including national business and securities, product liability and toxic torts, intellectual property, antitrust, labor and class action litigation, and a white-collar group featuring a former Watergate prosecutor. This group includes eight members of the American College of Trial Lawyers (one of whom also served as president), two former United States Attorneys and a former federal judge.
Real Estate, comprising one of the largest and most diverse practices in the United States, with a focus on transactional, finance and securities capabilities for owners and investors in all property sectors. In 2004, Chambers and Partners, the Practical Law Company, and Who’s Who Legal in separate independent surveys of clients and competitors all ranked the Real Estate group as the undisputed leading real estate practice in the nation. The group includes the President-elect and a former President of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, as well as 16 other members of the College.
Business and Technology, including corporate and securities, corporate governance, franchise and distribution, intellectual property, media, information technology, taxation, bankruptcy, biosciences, IPOs, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and other major transactions for companies of all sizes.
Government Affairs, including the nationally known federal affairs and legislation group formerly with Verner Liipfert Bernhard McPherson and Hand; a government controversies practice headed by the former general counsel of a leading telecommunications company; and prominent regulatory practices in government contracts, environmental, e-commerce and privacy, tax legislation, antitrust and communications. This group includes former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey.
The firm also has significant international capabilities in trade regulation, dispute resolution, and cross-border transactions, complemented by our strategic alliance with The Cohen Group, an international strategic business advisory firm headed by former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Joseph Ralston, and former U.K. Defense Minister and NATO Secretary General Lord George Robertson.