Goodwin partner Michelle Tong was named a Rising Star and one of the UK’s best up and coming female lawyers by Legal Week. This award commemorates International Women’s Day by honoring the next generation of leading female lawyers across the UK. Winners were selected based on the quality of their client base; examples of driving forward the size or reputation of their practice area; the scale, significance and complexity of their deals; their client feedback and general market reputation; the standing of their mentor; and other examples of career success and innovation.
A Private Equity partner in Goodwin’s London office, Legal Week noted Tong’s extensive list of high-profile mentors as well as her standout work for clients. The awards committee also highlighted Tong’s longstanding commitment to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion across the legal industry. These efforts include her leading role in Goodwin’s new partnership with Black Women in Asset Management, and her organizing a series of client networking events aimed at women in investment and legal roles at private equity funds and other financial sponsors.
Among Tong’s recent honors, she was named a Rising Star in the UK by the International Financial Law Review’s (IFLR) Rising Stars Awards Europe 2020. She was also recognized as a 2020 Private Equity Rising Star by Financial News and named to the Future 40 List for 2020 by Private Equity International.