Jennifer Edwards an Honoree in National "Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards"

News / August 20, 2019

Partner Jennifer Edwards has been named an honoree in Corporate Counsel’s 2019 “Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards.” These national awards honor general counsel, in-house leaders and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in law. Edwards, who focuses her practice on employment litigation and labor relations, is recognized in the Collaborative Leadership category.

Edwards was recognized for her collaborative work on several key issues, including her service on the firm’s national Women’s Committee, where she helps women attorneys build their client bases and economic power and helped establish the New Parent Program, and is the Coordinator of the Columbus office Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is one of the founders of Gender Equity in Law (GELI), a coalition of five Columbus law firms that facilitates events in which diverse groups discuss gender bias in the legal industry and work to resolve issues that present obstacles to women’s advancement in the legal workplace. And Edwards led an effort that resulted in the firm participating in the Columbus Commitment: Achieving Pay Equity, a citywide call to action in which area businesses commit to researching and supporting equal pay for all women in the Central Ohio community.

Edwards and the other Corporate Counsel honorees will be recognized at an awards dinner Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C.

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