SAN FRANCISCO - Reed Smith today announced San Francisco partner Cristina M. Shea as the new Global Chair of the Women’s Initiative Network of Reed Smith (WINRS).

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“We are pleased that Cristina has agreed to take the reins of the firm’s WINRS program. No one is better positioned to continue to enhance the positive results WINRS has achieved firmwide,” said Sandy Thomas, Reed Smith’s Global Managing Partner. “Under Cristina’s direction, I am confident that Reed Smith will continue to be recognized as one of the nation’s best law firms for women.”

A member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Practice for over a decade, Shea represents corporate policyholders in disputes with insurance companies. She is a 1995 graduate of the University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law. Cristina has been a member of Reed Smith since 2008 and joined its Executive Committee in 2018.

“I am delighted at the opportunity to lead WINRS and to continue to move the needle in growing a firm culture that supports and advances women lawyers at all stages of their careers,” said Shea. “WINRS will maintain its focus on developing, retaining, and advancing the next generation of women lawyers and will continue to be an industry leader in these efforts.”