Michele Cohen and Suzzanne Decker Selected for Top 100 Women Award


Date: 04 / 24 / 18

Type: Press Release

Decker_Cohen-01.jpgMiles & Stockbridge is pleased to announce that Michele L. Cohen and Suzzanne W. Decker, both principals in the law firm’s Baltimore office, have been named among Maryland’s 2018 Top 100 Women by The Daily Record.

Honorees were chosen by an outside panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishment, community involvement and commitment to mentoring.

“Michele and Suzzanne have excelled in their careers, in giving back to the community, and as strong advocates for expanding leadership opportunities for women lawyers,” said Nancy W. Greene, chairman of Miles & Stockbridge. “We are proud to call them our colleagues.”

The Top 100 Women winners were recognized at an awards ceremony at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on April 23. A special section of The Daily Record published on April 24 featured profiles of Cohen, Decker and the other Top 100 Women honorees.

About Michele Cohen

A co-leader of the firm’s Real Estate & Transactional Finance Practice Group, Michele Cohen counsels clients on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and maintains a broad-based national and regional leasing practice. She also advises on all aspects of business and technology contracting, including privacy and data security concerns.

At Miles & Stockbridge, Cohen is co-chair of the Women’s Network, which promotes leadership and professional development for the firm’s women lawyers, as well as co-chair of [email protected], an affinity group for Jewish colleagues. She also is president of the board of the Miles & Stockbridge Foundation.

Cohen has held various local and national leadership roles with CREW Network, a professional association for women in commercial real estate. In 2016, she was honored with the Circle of Excellence award from CREW Baltimore for her contributions to the organization over more than a decade of involvement, including as president. She also serves on the legislative committee of NAIOP Maryland and as a board member for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake.

About Suzzanne Decker

Suzzanne Decker serves as co-leader of the firm’s Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration Practice Group and has been ranked as a leading labor and employment lawyer by Chambers USA. She represents businesses in all aspects of employer-employee relations, with a practice comprising both employment law counseling and litigation.

Elected to the board of directors of Miles & Stockbridge in February, Decker has held various leadership positions at the firm. She helped create the Miles & Stockbridge Women’s Network more than 15 years ago to promote leadership development and mentoring among the firm’s women lawyers. She also has served on the firm’s Diversity Committee and is the former chair of the Recruitment Committee.

Decker serves on the executive committee of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum board of directors and is a member of the 2018 class of the LEADERship program of the Greater Baltimore Committee. In 2015, she was honored with The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law award.

About Miles & Stockbridge

Miles & Stockbridge is a leading law firm with offices across Maryland and in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Its lawyers help global, national, local and emerging business clients preserve and create value by helping them solve their most challenging problems. For more information about the firm, visit its website and follow the firm on Twitter.