CLEVELAND–LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Ulmer & Berne LLP announced to…

CLEVELAND–LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Ulmer & Berne LLP announced today that two of its partners, Maria Del Monaco and Elizabeth A. Jerdonek, have recently been honored as YWCA Women of Professional Excellence at the YWCA’s Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon held on May 7, 2007. This event “provides employers with a unique opportunity to recognize the contributions of exceptional women within their organizations. Recipients are selected by their employers for their professionalism and commitment to helping other women achieve.”

As a partner with Ulmer & Berne, Maria Del Monaco handles complex litigation matters for clients, especially those arising under the securities laws, the antitrust laws, and the RICO statute. Ms. Del Monaco was the first person in the history of the Firm to become a part-time partner and continues to serve as a role model by exemplifying qualities of a true team player and maintaining involvement in women’s professional development within the Firm.

Elizabeth A. Jerdonek is a partner in Ulmer & Berne’s Business Litigation Group, handling financial services industry litigation across the country for many of its top financial services clients. Ms. Jerdonek is actively involved and has taken a leadership role in the Firm’s Women’s Professional Development Committee, demonstrating her commitment to the development and advancement of women at Ulmer & Berne.

Ulmer & Berne, established in 1908, is one of Ohio’s largest law firms, as well as one of the fastest growing in the Midwest. The Firm was recently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group’s most recent survey of corporate counsel as one of only 85 firms nationally “who deliver the best value for the dollar.” Also, in a survey of Fortune 500 companies by Corporate Counsel magazine, Ulmer & Berne has been chosen as a Go-To Law Firm®. Less than one-half of one percent of all the law firms in the US and abroad received this distinction.

A full-service firm with over 180 attorneys in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Chicago, Ulmer & Berne represents publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, family businesses, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies, and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit

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