April 11, 2019

Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award

About the Award

The Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award is presented annually to an exceptional woman business lawyer who has made significant contributions to the profession and the Business Law Section.

2018 Award Recipient


Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, Partner, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., was the recipient of the 2019 Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award at the Section’s Spring Meeting in Vancouver. Heidi was honored for her accomplishments and leadership within the Business Law Section and the profession.

The award is named for Jean Allard, the first woman to chair the ABA Business Law Section. The award is presented annually at the Spring Meeting Section Luncheon.

Nomination Guidelines

The nominee should be a woman who:

  • has made significant contributions to the profession and the Business Law Section
  • has achieved professional excellence in her field and demonstrated a dedication to the work of the Section; and
  • has worked to advance opportunities for other women in the profession and the Section. 

Contact Leslie Archer (leslie.archer@americanbar.org) for questions at (312) 988-5630.

Past Honorees

  • 2019 Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier
  • 2018 Therese G. Franzén
  • 2017 Patricia A. Redmond
  • 2016 Sylvia Chin
  • 2015 Doneene K. Damon
  • 2014 Hon. Jean K. FitzSimon
  • 2013 Kathleen Hopkins | Bio
  • 2012 Meg Milroy | Bio
  • 2011 Elizabeth S. Miller | Bio
  • 2010 Marsha E. Simms
  • 2009 Mary Ann Jorgenson
  • 2008 Rita W. Ross | Bio
  • 2007 Linda J. Rusch
  • 2006 Dixie L. Johnson
  • 2005 Lynne B. Barr | Bio
  • 2004 Linda C. Quinn
  • 2003 Elizabeth S. Stong
  • 2002 Linda C. Hayman | Bio
  • 2001 Mary Beth Clary | Bio
  • 2000 Renie Yoshida Grohl
  • 1999 Mary Ann Hynes
  • 1998 Barbara Mendel Mayden
  • 1997 Lizabeth A. Moody
  • 1996 Corinne Cooper
  • 1995 Amy Boss
  • 1994 Fe Morales Marks
  • 1993 Jean Allard