Faiza Saeed to Become First Woman to Lead Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Posted on July 15, 2016


Michael de la Merced, New York Times

One of the biggest deal makers at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a pre-eminent law firm on Wall Street, is poised to take over its top spot — and become the first woman to do so.
Cravath plans to announce on Thursday that Faiza J. Saeed, one of the two leaders of its mergers practice, will become the 16th presiding partner in the nearly two-century history of the law firm. Ms. Saeed’s 25 years at the firm have been punctuated by some of the most prominent corporate deals in recent history.
“I’m very honored to take the role,” she said in a telephone interview. “I think it’s going to be a great opportunity to focus more on Cravath, both on our strategy and maintaining our excellence.”

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