HARTFORD, CT—Shipman & Goodwin LLP is pleased to announce that managing partner Leander A. Dolphin, was named to Corporate Counsel Business Journal’s inaugural list of “50 Women to Watch.” Selected from a nationwide pool of more than 500 candidates, Leander joins an exceptional short-list of influential women change-makers in their respective industries who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their businesses and communities.
Recognizing her strong leadership capabilities and long history with the firm, Shipman elevated Leander to the role of co-managing partner in 2021, and then to the role of sole managing partner in 2022. She is the first African American woman in the firm’s history to lead as managing partner. Leander is one of a very small group of women of color in top leadership roles at midsize and large law firms worldwide. She started at Shipman as a first-year associate in 2004. Prior to her election as managing partner, she served for three years on the management committee before being named co-managing partner in 2021.