(Philadelphia, June 22, 2004) – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Carolyn Short, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith LLP, has received the 2007 Lynette Norton Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Commission on Women in the Profession. The award was created in memory of Lynette Norton, an advocate and founding member of the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession who died in 2002.
Ms. Short was presented with the award at the PBA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on Thursday.
“Lynette Norton set a standard that challenges all female lawyers to support women’s advancement in the legal profession,” said Ms. Short. “All of us stand today on the shoulders of giants and are in debt to those women who paved the way for our opportunities and achievements. I am honored to be recognized for the commitments I made and the successes I have achieved in ensuring that the next generation of female attorneys continue to have access to professional resources and the opportunity to practice law at the highest level.”
A trial lawyer focusing on commercial disputes, in 2001 Ms. Short was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the most sought-after lawyers in Philadelphia. In addition to her success as a litigator, she recently served as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter during a one-year special appointment. The senior senator from Pennsylvania selected Ms. Short for this role, in which she advised him and other Committee members on two U.S. Supreme Court nominations, class action litigation reform, reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act, investigations into secret government programs and other high-profile undertakings. Ms. Short is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
“Carolyn is a phenomenal attorney with a solid record of achievements and a well-earned reputation as one of Philadelphia’s finest attorneys,” said Claudia Springer, Reed Smith’s Philadelphia Managing Partner. “We are extremely proud of her accomplishments and the statewide recognition the Pennsylvania Bar has bestowed upon her with the Lynette Norton Award.”
Ms. Short is Reed Smith’s second Lynette Norton award recipient. Kerry Kearney, a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, was tapped by the PBA Commission on Women for the honor in 2004.
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