Catherine Wolfenden, a Partner and the Head of our Regulatory Group, has been shortlisted from over 250 ‘high quality submissions’ for Best Regulatory Lawyer of the Year in the 2015 Women in Compliance Awards.
The Women in Compliance Awards were created in order to recognise and celebrate the successes and achievements of female professionals in compliance and regulatory law from across the corporate spectrum. The judges of are senior professionals within the UK, European & Global compliance and regulatory sector, ranging from private practice law firms and global consultancies to leading multinationals.
Catherine, a trail-blazer in regulatory services and a mother of two, was promoted to the Partnership in 2009 whilst working part time. She was instrumental in re-developing our Regulatory Group: it’s now a strong cross-sector offering, where we help clients facing regulatory issues based on our experience of advising clients both in their industry and in other industries in dealing with a number of EU and UK regulators. Together with other OC female lawyers, she set up Women in Regulatory Law (#WRLaw), a networking association for professional women working in the regulatory arena. She’s also ranked as a UK wide Tier 1 leading adviser in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners and many female lawyers in her practice.
‘In my view, she’s one of the leading regulatory lawyers in the country, and a great role model for female professionals both at OC and beyond, so it’s absolutely fantastic to see her receive this recognition. Well done, Catherine and good luck at the awards ceremony on 19 March 2015.’
Simon Beswick, International CEO at Osborne Clarke