Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 8, 2015, 8:10am


Attorney Jayne Conroy has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers.”

Conroy is a shareholder with Simmons Hanly Conroy.

“Jayne has developed a distinguished legal career representing clients in multidistrict litigations across the country,” Simmons shareholder Paul Hanly stated in a release. “My colleagues and I have long counted her as one of the best lawyers in the country.”

Conroy has practiced law for roughly 30 years and has litigated high profile cases including the Toyota unintended acceleration controversy, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and sex abuse in Catholic institutions.

She has also been appointed as a member of plaintiffs’ steering or executive committees in several multidistrict complex litigations.

Since 2006, Conroy has secured more than $500 million for her own clients. She has also worked on securing global settlements for countless others through her MDL work.

Her MDL settlements include: $1.6 billion global settlement for Toyota Unintended Acceleration; $1.69 billion settlement for Yaz; $299 million global settlement for Chantix; Multiple billions of dollars in claims paid by BP Oil to businesses and individuals harmed by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for families and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; and a $12 million settlement in Catholic institutions sex abuse case.

Conroy was among 75 women lawyers from across the country recognized for their development of successful practices, appointment to leadership roles, victories at trial and setting precedents and pro bono work, among others.

According to the publication, the women honored as “Outstanding Women Lawyers” represent the “most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today,” the release states.

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