LONDON – Reed Smith is pleased to announce that partner Leigh Hansson is featured in Brummell magazine’s Inspirational Women list for 2017.

The list, published this morning, shines a spotlight on 30 women in the City who are influential industry change-makers. The judges required each of the women who made the final list to be responsible for ‘firsts’ within their companies and beyond, and to be innovative thought leaders in their respective fields.

Leigh is a partner within the Global Regulatory Enforcement group and co-leads the International Trade & Security team. She and her team were selected to create a bespoke global sanctions programme and provide ongoing sanctions support for Fifa. Hansson pitched a team of all-female lawyers for this work. She has advised more than 1,000 Reed Smith clients in the past three years, and her practice is truly cross-border, making her deep understanding of both the sanctions regime and the key policymakers in Washington DC, London and Europe invaluable for clients.