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Boston Named ‘Outstanding Minority Partner’ by the National Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Division

August 10, 2022

Arnold & Porter partner Sheila S. Boston was recently named an “Outstanding Minority Partner in a Majority Firm” during the National Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Division’s 50th Anniversary Honors & Achievement Awards. Boston was one of three attorneys honored with this distinction.

Boston received the recognition for her thriving product liability practice, as well as her work successfully serving as the first woman of color President of the New York City Bar Association during a challenging time period, serving on the National Bar Association’s Board of Governors for six years, and for creating the National Bar Association’s Associate Advancement Academy for Excellence for AmLaw 200 junior law firm associates.

This is just the most recent honor for Boston. She also was recently named a ‘Diversity & Social Justice Champion’ by Legal Outreach and received the Harold Baer Jr. Award from the Network for Bar Leaders.

Boston, a partner in the firm's Product Liability practice who defends clients from initiation of the case through trial and/or settlement, is valued by her clients for her advocacy skills, dependability, and collaborative spirit. In May 2020, Boston became the first woman of color installed as president of the 150-year-old New York City Bar Association.