Benchmark Litigation Honors Faith Gay & Caitlin Halligan Among

Benchmark Litigation Honors Faith Gay & Caitlin Halligan Among "Top 250 Women in Litigation," Names Lena Konanova to “40 & Under Hot List”

August 12, 2021

Faith Gay and Caitlin Halligan have once again been recognized as two of the nation's "Top 250 Women in Litigation" by Benchmark Litigation. This distinguished list honors the most prestigious female litigators in the United States, and was compiled through extensive feedback from peers and clients.

Gay has been featured on Benchmark's "Top 250" list every year since 2017; 2021 is Halligan's third consecutive year being honored.

Setting the standards of excellence within their specializations, the two were recognized for spearheading some of the most impactful litigations in recent history.

Peers praised Halligan, who has served as counsel of record in nearly 50 matters before the Supreme Court, as "an appellate star," noting she was "President Obama’s pick to the DC Circuit.”

Benchmark also touted Gay's achievements in antitrust and securities litigation, contractual and financing disputes, and consumer class actions, calling her a "dynamo" and one of the most distinguished women in the world of litigation.

Additionally, Lena Konanova debuted on Benchmark’s “40 & Under Hot List.” Konanova has represented clients in high-stakes commercial litigations and arbitrations related to securities, antitrust, insurance and constitutional law, among other areas. She was a key member of the team that represented the Federal Housing Finance Agency in successfully defending an $806 million judgment against Nomura and Royal Bank of Scotland in a landmark residential mortgage-backed securities litigation.