Savoy magazine named McGuireWoods partner Ava Lias-Booker to its 2019 “Most Influential Women in Corporate America” list honoring African-American business leaders and executives from a range of industries. The honorees are featured in the magazine’s summer edition.
A seasoned trial and appellate lawyer, Lias-Booker leads McGuireWoods’ Baltimore litigation practice with three decades of first-chair trial experience representing businesses in complex commercial litigation.
Among her leadership roles, she chairs the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and serves on the Diversity Action Council and Associates Committee. She also is the former managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Baltimore office.
Lias-Booker is dedicated to mentoring new lawyers and serving legal and civic communities in Baltimore and nationwide. She is a member of the boards of visitors of Duke University School of Law and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the board of directors of the Baltimore Open Society Institute.
“I am honored and humbled to be included in this group of strong women leaders whose achievements inspire others and advance diversity and inclusion in the business community,” Lias-Booker said.
Among her many honors, Lias-Booker was named “Managing Partner of the Year” by the African American Managing Partners Network and “Litigator of the Year” by the Maryland State Bar Association’s Litigation Section. She was inducted into The Daily Record’s “Circle of Excellence,” an honor reserved for those who appear on the publication’s list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women three times.