September, 2021 - Auckland, New Zealand

Stacey Shortall and Cathy Quinn recognised as leading legal influencers in power list

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Partner Stacey Shortall and Consultant Cathy Quinn have again been recognised as leading legal influencers in New Zealand in this year’s LawFuel’s Power Lawyer List.

The LawFuel Power List, in its fifth year of publication, is a list of the country’s top 50 most powerful and influential lawyers.

Former LawFuel Lawyer of the Year Stacey Shortall is recognised as a major influencer and philanthropic advocate as well as being an accomplished commercial lawyer. Stacey is regularly recognised and awarded for her leading legal expertise and as a change advocate in New Zealand.

Stacey has previously been named as a Blake Leader, a Women of Influence Award winner, a Kiwibank Local Hero award recipient and has twice been a semi-finalist for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. In 2020, Stacey won the inaugural Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards: Asia–Pacific Social Mobility Lawyer of the Year for her pro bono work, and this year she was honoured with a Distinguished Alumni Award by the Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington.

Former corporate partner and Chair of the firm, Cathy Quinn is also recognised for her role as a lead influencer on boards and in the wider governance community. Cathy is highly regarded in her governance roles including serving as a non-executive director of Fletcher Building, Fonterra, Tourism Holdings and Rangatira. Cathy is also chair of Fertility Associates.

The LawFuel Power List is based on submissions from lawyers, in-house counsel and other senior members of the profession.