Law360 Names Amy Lentz a Rising Star in International Trade

(August 7, 2017, Washington, DC)Law360 has named Steptoe partner Amy Lentz a Rising Star in International Trade. The Rising Stars list recognizes individuals under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.

In a profile published August 4, the editors describe how Ms. Lentz has spent the past decade ascending through Steptoe’s trade practice, primarily with her intensive work on landmark World Trade Organization (WTO) cases challenging US tariffs on behalf of the Chinese government. It’s an area of work she first became interested in during her time summer internship at the firm.

“What keeps me interested in WTO dispute settlement is that … by and large, the disputes are so different,” Ms. Lentz says. “It’s different agreements, [and] you become an expert in a completely different area for the purpose of a dispute and that’s what keeps me interested in it going forward, the chance to learn something new with each new dispute.”

Ms. Lentz, who was elected to this year’s partner class at Steptoe, tells Law360 that she was also drawn to Steptoe because of the chances it provides its female attorneys. While Ms. Lentz is the only woman in the WTO dispute settlement group, the rest of the firm’s international practice is stacked with influential female attorneys, led by trade policy practice head Susan Esserman.

“She was actually a big part of the reason why I came to the firm in the first place,” Ms. Lentz says. “Women’s issues are important to her, and she worked hard to develop female associate talent and to make sure we were all getting the experiences that our male colleagues were getting.”

The 2017 Law360 Rising Stars list was selected by a team of editors who carefully reviewed more than 1,200 submissions.

The full profile on Ms. Lentz can be read at Law360.

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