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October 29, 2020 / Press Release

Edelman named 2020 National Women, Influence & Power awardee

Porter Wright partner Joyce Edelman was honored as one of Corporate Counsel’s National Women, Influence & Power awardees. During a virtual ceremony on Oct. 28, 2020, with hundreds attending from around the country, Joyce was presented with the award in the area of thought leadership.

These prestigious awards recognize women across North America who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and business savvy to achieve success for their organizations or law firms. Joyce has more than 30 years’ experience representing clients in a variety of industries in high exposure civil litigation. Over the course of her career, Joyce has worked to make a difference in the lives of women and champion diversity and inclusion by increasing awareness of issues for women in the legal profession and for women in the legal system, and involvement in many legal and community organizations addressing issues of gender equity.

Joyce founded the firm's Women's Leadership Initiative, is on the steering committee of a consortium of Columbus law firms that formed to address issues of gender equity in the legal industry, and is a founding member of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association (OWBA). She was recently named Best Lawyers’® 2021 Columbus, Ohio Product Liability Litigation-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.”