Thompson Coburn health care partner Evan Goldfarb has been named a 2023 Women, Influence and Power in Law Award winner by Corporate Counsel.
Evan will be honored in the Collaborative Leadership category under Law Firm Awards, which recognizes law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in law.
Evan co-chairs Thompson Coburn's Corporate Department and also serves on the Firm's Management and Executive Committees. For more than 30 years, she has served as a trusted advisor to hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, health plans, physicians, and other businesses involved in the health care industry. Evan was part of a small group of attorneys who formed the Firm’s now highly integral Women’s Initiative in 2007.
As she has grown the nationally recognized health care group at Thompson Coburn, where she built a team with a talented and agile group of attorneys specializing in health care transactions, regulatory compliance and litigation, she has done so with a belief in bringing other talented attorneys along for the ride. During Evan’s time at the firm, which she joined in 1999, health care has become one of its cornerstone industries. The current practice group leaders of the health care group are attorneys whom Evan helped to mentor and mold into not only great lawyers who provide exceptional client service, but also leaders who respect and are committed to growing and maintaining the positive and collaborative culture which she created. Further underscoring her collaborative leadership style, Evan has empowered members of her handpicked health care team to integrate in significant ways with key clients, including management of matters and client development opportunities, with the goal that succession planning will be seamless many years down the road. Evan was chair of the Firm’s health care group for over 10 years before stepping down to focus on firm management responsibilities while maintaining a busy client workload.
“Evan is truly the epitome of a collaborative leader,” said Joy Hennessy, co-chair of Thompson Coburn’s health care group. “In the 15 years we’ve worked together, I have learned so much from Evan about the importance of building relationships through mutual respect. She believes in providing opportunities for growth to us all and that’s something I strive to emulate.”
Evan and the other honorees will be recognized at an awards dinner on October 18th as part of the Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in New Orleans.
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