Notable Women in Law 2020

In 1960, just one out of every 25 attorneys was female; today, that number is one in three. Progress is worth celebrating, and the next generation can take inspiration from an influential group of lawyers making their mark in courtrooms, boardrooms, and beyond.

Our 2020 Notable Women in Law honorees span almost every area of expertise in the state of Minnesota, from family law and general counsel, to employment, patent, and medical law. They are helping set legal precedents, winning cases of national significance, founding and managing firms, and mentoring the next wave of leaders—all while finding time to give back to their communities.

Methodology: The individuals featured did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials submitted. This list is not comprehensive. It includes only people who were nominated and accepted after an editorial review. To qualify for this list, individuals must self-identify as female, be serving in a senior-level role at a firm or institution in Minnesota, and have at least five years of experience in law. They must have shown the ability to effect change in their roles or areas of practice.

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Wynne Reece

Wynne Reece

Founding partner, Reece Law LLC
Wynne Reece is an advocate for inclusivity and accessibility of services. While growing Reece Law in 2019, Reece independently increased annual revenue by nearly 25 percent and doubled their client
Amanda Rome

Amanda Rome

Executive vice president and general counsel, Xcel Energy Inc.
In 2015, Amanda Rome joined Xcel Energy as the head regulatory attorney for Xcel’s northern jurisdiction before being promoted to vice president, deputy general counsel, where she led the company’s
Stacey Slaughter

Stacey Slaughter

Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP
Stacey Slaughter has over 20 years of experience in complex antitrust, commercial, and financial litigation. Her cases have recovered more than $1 billion for victims of anti-competitive conduct, fraud, and
Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer

Attorney, president, and shareholder, Henson Efron
In January 2020, Lisa Spencer became the first woman to be elected president of Henson Efron. She has helped shape the Minneapolis-based firm’s niche, in a time when many firms