Bilzin Sumberg Shortlisted for MDFAWL Champion of Women Award

Press Release
April 11, 2024

Miami, FL - Bilzin Sumberg is proud to announce it has been shortlisted for the 2024 Champion of Women award by the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (MDFAWL). Bilzin Sumberg’s selection as a finalist for the award speaks to its outstanding commitment to advancing women both within the firm and across the legal profession. The firm has demonstrated such commitment in a variety of ways, whether in the hiring and retaining of women attorneys, implementing employment practices fostering women's representation in leadership roles, or in promoting women to equity partnership and senior management positions. The winners of the Champion of Women awards will be announced at MDFAWL’s annual Installation Event on May 16, 2024.

“We take great pride in being recognized by MDFAWL for this remarkable honor," states Diana Mendez, Bilzin Sumberg Partner and former MDFAWL President. "As someone who has been deeply involved with MDFAWL for many years, I know how high the bar is for reaching the finalist stage for the Champion of Women award, and Bilzin Sumberg serves as an inspiring model for promoting gender equity and inclusivity in the legal profession.” 

MDFAWL’s recognition of Bilzin Sumberg follows that of other organizations operating in the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) space. Partner Adrian Felix, who serves as Chair of Bilzin Sumberg’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, has been shortlisted for Chambers USA’s prestigious 2024 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Outstanding Contribution award for his extraordinary leadership in integrating DEI into Bilzin Sumberg, the legal profession, and the wider community. In 2023, the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, an organization that partners with law firms, associations, and corporations to foster inclusive corporate cultures, recognized Bilzin Sumberg as one of only 75 major law firms out of over 200 nationally that saw over half of the firm's 2023 partner promotions go to women. Its Tipping the Scales award is included in the organization's 2023 New Partner Report, a yearly compilation and examination of publicly released data from its members, including the nation's largest and top-grossing law firms. 

About the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (MDFAWL) is a voluntary bar association dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession, expanding leadership opportunities available to its members, and advocating in support of women’s rights. The organization is committed to building a diverse and inclusive membership and strives to provide its members with equal opportunities to participate. MDFAWL welcomes legal professionals of all genders, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

About Bilzin Sumberg 
Bilzin Sumberg counsels clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm's growth has paralleled that of its Miami home base, a region known for its rich cultural, social, and professional diversity. Bilzin Sumberg stands at the center of virtually every major transaction shaping Florida and is at the forefront of the state’s most pressing economic issues – from infrastructure, transit and mobility, to affordability and the diversification of the state’s economy. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, construction, corporate and securities, finance, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and private wealth planning, antitrust, business litigation, and public-private partnerships. For more information, please visit

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