Partners Mandee Gruen and Allison Schoenthal have been named 2022 Notable Women in Law by Crain’s New York Business. This annual award recognizes outstanding female lawyers in New York for their skills and accomplishments, community leadership and ability to help clients thrive in the face of adversity.
Gruen currently serves as the first female co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice, where she represents fund managers, sponsors and investors establishing private funds and a variety of private investment vehicles worldwide. She also regularly advises clients in the Impact and Responsible Investing sector, helping them generate both positive social change and competitive financial returns.
Crain’s highlighted Gruen’s unparalleled background with tax and regulatory matters as a key factor in ensuring her client’s long-term growth. In particular, she was cited for her work with Sares Regis Group over the last decade, advising them on their first fund as well as subsequent funds, co-investment deals, REITS and international structuring.
Schoenthal is the co-chair of the firm’s Banking and Consumer Financial Services practice and the New York head of Goodwin’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice. She possesses more than a decade of experience successfully defending banks, trusts, lenders, government-sponsored enterprises, private equity firms, and loan servicers in court and before government agencies.
Crain’s noted Schoenthal’s reputation as the lawyer of choice for Wall Street banks and other large financial institutions facing their most important consumer disputes. It also highlighted her work with the New York Foreclosure Task Force, a group focused on making the foreclosure process more fair and equitable.
To select this year’s honorees, Crain’s consulted with trusted sources in the legal industry and in the general New York business world. The many nominations submitted by organizations and individuals in the metropolitan area were carefully vetted. Each notable lawyer was selected for her outstanding professional achievements and her pro bono work or involvement with industry and community organizations.