LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Corporate Counsel has honored Stites & Harbison, PLLC Chair Marjorie A. Farris as a “Managing Partner of the Year” in its 2023 Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) Awards. She is one of six women honored in this category across the country.
The WIPL Awards honor general counsel, in-house leaders and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in law as well as their commitment to diversity in the legal industry.
“I am truly honored by this acknowledgement,” stated Farris. “To be included with other incredible women from such esteemed firms as Jenner & Block, WilmerHale and Mayer Brown is humbling. I deeply enjoy serving as Managing Partner of Stites & Harbison, and this accolade speaks to the progress we continue to make as a firm.”
In 2021, Farris became the first woman to lead Stites & Harbison since its founding in 1832. Prior to becoming firm Chair, she was the firm’s Co-Chair of the Class Action and Multi-District Litigation Group and a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice. An accomplished trial lawyer, Farris has actively defended more than 75 class actions nationwide.
An awards dinner for honorees will be held on October 18, 2023, as part of the Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in New Orleans.