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JANUARY 7, 2019 – The head of Davis Wright Tremaine’s Project W initiative, which provides women entrepreneurs and business executives the tools, connections, and expertise they need to build great companies, has been named one of the 2019 "Notable Women in Law" by Crain’s New York Business. Lynn Loacker, who also serves as the firm’s New York partner-in-charge, was selected for the annual list, which was published last week.

"We need more women who are running companies, who will put women on their boards and make sure women in their workforces get paid equally for equal work," said Loacker. "That’s why the mission of Project W is so critical and why I’m proud to share this recognition with all our Project W participants and partners."

Through alliances forged with diverse groups around the country—including Springboard Enterprises, the Vinetta Project, and Black Women Talk Tech—Project W sponsors and organizes meetups, pitch sessions, and other events to help women entrepreneurs build their networks, access funding, and develop scalable and successful businesses. The project’s annual flagship program, the Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp, has graduated more than 60 alumnae, many of whom have gone on to close seed rounds and join startup accelerators.

In addition to its impact outside the firm, Project W provides opportunities and increased visibility for younger women partners and senior associates at Davis Wright Tremaine, many of whom help organize events, serve on expert panels, and further the project mission.

Davis Wright Tremaine’s commitment to Project W is one of the reasons the firm is regularly recognized as an outstanding place for women lawyers to practice and attain leadership roles. In 2018, Working Mother magazine named Davis Wright Tremaine to its list of the country’s best law firms for women for the fifth consecutive year and Law360 named the firm a "Ceiling Smasher" for its high percentage of women equity partners.

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