Reed Smith is delighted to announce that corporate partner Kristi Wells has been recognized by Global M&A Network as one of the “Top USA Women Dealmakers.”

Wells’ selection on this prestigious list, announced Thursday at a gala in Washington, is based upon her unique experience, prominence and influence among her clients, colleagues, peers and the industry. According to the Global M&A Network, the Top USA Women Dealmakers comprise an “A-List of the most talented, respected and brilliant women dealmakers.”

“I am honored to be recognized among such an exceptional group of women dealmakers. I have been very fortunate in my career to work with extremely talented client teams, superb colleagues and generous mentors,” Wells said. “Reed Smith’s dedication to excellence and passion for client service is exhibited through our outstanding deal teams who partner with our clients every day.”

Wells is the former Co-Leader of the Reed Smith US Corporate Securities Practice and an M&A veteran lawyer with more than 20 years of experience. Widely known for her ability to anticipate clients’ needs and provide insightful, creative legal and business solutions, Wells is long-time trusted counsel to many of the firm’s most high-profile clients.