New York, NY/WW Press/October 16, 2017– Mercedes Colwin, Managing Partner of Gordon & Rees was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Top Attorneys of North America 2017-18 edition of Who’s Who Directories.
The accomplishments attained by Mercedes Colwin in the field of Legal Services, warrants inclusion into The Top Attorneys of North America.
Gordon & Rees was founded in San Francisco in 1974 by Stuart Gordon and Donald Rees. The firm was founded on the two key principles of dedication to clients and dedication to employees. In just over 40 years, Gordon & Rees has grown from a small defense firm to a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 46 offices throughout the United States including lawyers admitted in Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong. An AmLaw 200 firm, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the five fastest-growing law firms in the country. Responding to the needs of our clients, Gordon & Rees continues to add and deepen its national practices and pursue additional office opening opportunities when it best serves our clients ‘ needs.
Mercedes Colwin is the managing partner of Gordon & Rees’s New York office. She is admitted by the New York State Bar, U.S. District Courts New York,U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,U.S. Supreme Court. Her areas of concentration include litigation, Employment law, commercial litigation, class actions, products liability, professional liability, wage and hour class actions, civil rights violations and criminal law. Ms. Colwin has successfully tried 48 cases to verdict in various jurisdictions throughout the country. She regularly defends corporate executives from Fortune 500 companies accused of wrongdoing including claims of sexual misconduct. Prior to private practice, Ms. Colwin served as an Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Division of Human Rights. She has been widely regarded as one of the top national legal analysts on the Fox News Network to discuss critical national legal issues.
Ms. Colwin received her B.A., in English from New York University, and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. She is a member of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Association of Insurance Women, New York County Lawyers Association, The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel,Council on Litigation Management.
Forbes Business American Airlines named Ms. Colwin one of the six most influential women in America. The list included dignitaries such as former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Notre Dame Law School presented Ms. Colwin with the prestigious Graciela Olivarez Award for outstanding achievement as a leading Hispanic lawyer of the highest ethical and moral standards. MultiCultural Law magazine also profiled Ms. Colwin in a Leadership interview titled, Reaching Back to Diversify the Legal Profession.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.