Inspiring women in law
Rosie Cresswell

Women in law

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce its profile of inspiring women in the Latin American legal profession

Any aspiring female lawyer looking for role models need look no further than here, where we profile some of the most inspirational women in the Latin American legal profession today. We encourage readers to consult the methodolgy used to compile these lists below.

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María Inés Corrá, M & M Bomchil Abogados

María Gabriela Grigioni, Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h)

Patricia López Aufranc, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

Carolina Zang, Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados


Mariana Pereira, Indacochea & Asociados


Karin Alvo, Koury Lopes Advogados

Adriana Braghetta, LO Baptista, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel

Ana Caetano, Veirano Advogados

Maria Cristina Cescon, Souza, Cescon, Barrieu e Flesch - Advogados

Moira Huggard-Caine, TozziniFreire Advogados

Isabel Lustosa, Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra - Advogados

Ivie Moura Alves, Pinheiro Guimarães - Advogados

Raquel Novais, Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Esther Nunes, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Cláudia Prado, Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados (associated with Baker & McKenzie)

Marina Procknor, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Barbara Rosenberg, Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão

Mariana Tavares de Araujo, Levy & Salomão Advogados


María Teresa Cremaschi, Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

Nicole Nehme, FerradaNehme

Luisa Núñez, Claro y Cía

Patricia Núñez, Núñez, Muñoz, Verdugo & Cía Ltda, Abogados

Monica Van der Schraft, Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda

Jessica Power, Carey


Claudia Barrero, prietocarrizosa

Mariana Posse, Posse Herrera Ruiz

Paula Samper, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados

Costa Rica

Carolina Flores, Arias & Muñoz (Costa Rica)

Vivian Liberman, BLP

Dominican Republic

Mary Fernández Rodríguez, Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández

El Salvador

Sandra Cabezas, CENTRAL LAW | Rusconi, Medina & Asociados

Lilian Zelaya, Arias & Muñoz (El Salvador)


Vanessa Jazna Oquelí de Riera, García & Bodán (Honduras)


Mariana Herrero, Galicia Abogados

Rosario Huet, Goodrich, Riquelme Asociados

Lorenza Langarica O’Hea, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC

Maria del Rosario Lombera González, Baker & McKenzie (Mexico)

Gloria Park, Santamarina y Steta

María Luisa Petricioli, Bufete Robles Miaja SC


Gloria María De Alvarado, Alvarado y Asociados


María Arroyo, Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega


Liliana Espinosa, Estudio Echecopar, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

Viviana Garcia, Delmar Ugarte Abogados

María Teresa Quiñones, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

María Eugenia Yabar, Estudio Olaechea


Corina Bove, Guyer & Regules

Marcela Hughes, Hughes & Hughes Abogados

Verónica Raffo, Ferrere


Elisabeth Eljuri, Norton Rose Fulbright (Venezuela)

Maritza Mészáros, Baker & McKenzie (Venezuela)


Lisa Alfaro, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Julie Bédard, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Claudette Christian, Hogan Lovells LLP

Carmen Corrales, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Chantal Kordula, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Paola Lozano, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Taisa Markus, Paul Hastings

Cathleen McLaughlin, Allen & Overy LLP

Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Francesca Odell, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Melissa Raciti-Knapp, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Sabrena Silver, Linklaters LLP

Antonia Stolper, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Cynthia Urda Kassis, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Carolina Walther-Meade, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP


These lists are based on the results of a recent survey conducted among readers, lawyers’ reputation in their practice and for other contributions to the profession, feedback from influential members of the legal community, our own knowledge of lawyers’ achievements and other factors.

In order for them get the attention and recognition they deserve, we recognised that it can only be of a certain length, which is why we arrived at the number of 50 for the list of Latin American lawyers. This made it a very tough list to compile, so we introduced an extra layer to our decision making process: we came to the conclusion that the list should endeavour to encapsulate the achievements of women across the region’s jurisdictions, in a variety of areas, including different practice areas, leadership roles or other contributions to the profession. To do that, we then decided to have only one partner from any law firm (apart from those with offices in multiple jurisdictions).

The ultimate aim of these lists is to provide inspiration to women at all stages of their career. As readers will observe, we have not been able to include some of the more prominent female lawyers practising in the region as a result of our decision to focus on inspiring as broad a cross-section of the legal profession as possible. We therefore emphasise that this list is by no means exhaustive and we recognise that in many firms there are multiple female partners who would be equally deserving of a place on these pages.

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