Margaret Brent 2012 Honoree Amy W. Schulman
Amy W. Schulman, of New York, executive vice president and general counsel of Pfizer and president and general manager of Pfizer Nutrition. In her role as general counsel, she created a new model for relationships between corporate counsel and law firms, influencing how clients are served, how young lawyers are trained, and how accountable lawyers are for the services they provide. Schulman, the executive sponsor of Pfizer’s Global Women’s Council, is passionate about the advancement of women and identifies creative ways to improve management and leadership opportunities for them. Before her work at Pfizer, she was DLA Piper’s biggest rainmaker. She leveraged her economic power and high-profile position on behalf of other women to change the way the firm leadership viewed its obligation to develop women and diverse talent. Schulman led the firm’s mass tort litigation practice, which she built from the ground up, and was the first woman to serve on the firm’s global board and its U.S. executive committee.