“For the third year in a row, The Deal honors exemplary women in the legal profession. Including the top women as nominated by their peers and The Deal’s team of researchers, this year’s list identifies attorneys who have displayed excellence in their respective legal fields,” the publication stated.
Cheng, who previously served as the Global Vice-Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group, represents Fortune 500, international, and middle market companies in a wide range of corporate transactions both domestic and cross-border, including take privates, public and private mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures, auctions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity investments and distress and bankruptcy related acquisitions and divestitures.
The commendation from The Deal is the latest in a series of accolades Cheng has recently received in recognition of her leadership in successfully managing a global practice group of some 200 lawyers, for her contributions in building Reed Smith’s public M&A practice, and for her representation of high-profile clients in several significant M&A transactions. Last year, she was named among the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions. In 2021, she was named Young Lawyer of the Year by The American Lawyer, was placed on the inaugural list of Bloomberg Law’s “They’ve Got Next: 40 Under 40”, and was named a 2021 BTI M&A Client Service All-Star.