2014 YLD National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

The ABA YLD National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award is presented annually to recognize a young lawyer who exhibits professional excellence, service to the profession and the bar, service to the community, and/or a reputation for the advancement of legal ethics and professional responsibility. The winner was recognized during an award presentation at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting in Houston.

WINNER

Mandy Price, 2015 NOYLA Winner

Mandy Price
Nominated by the Texas Young Lawyers Association
Bio (pdf)


Mandy Price is an associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Corporate Department and is based in Weil’s Dallas office. Ms. Price’s practice focuses on complex corporate and transactional matters, including representation of private equity firms and public companies in connection with public and private acquisitions, divestitures and investment transactions. She also advises clients with respect to general corporate governance matters, financing transactions and restructurings.

Ms. Price was named as one of the Texas legal profession’s 20 “Winning Women” for 2014 by Texas Lawyer. She was also named the 2014 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the 2014 Dallas Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers—awards that recognize professional excellence, service to the profession and service to the community.

Ms. Price was also selected by the Dallas Regional Chamber to participate in the 40th class of Leadership Dallas, the premier leadership development program in the region. She was also recognized for the second consecutive year in Lawyer of Color’s Hot List for the Southwest Region 2013-2014.

Ms. Price is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Civil Rights Project, which advocates to promote racial, social, and economic justice through litigation, education, and social services and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the ChildCare Group, where she recently served as Governance Chair.  ChildCare Group is one of the nation's most comprehensive and respected child care organizations, with a strategic focus on the expansion of quality child care, especially infant and partially subsidized care, for working poor families. 

Ms. Price has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Bar Association, President of the J.L. Turner Legal Association, the African-American bar association in Dallas, as a member of the United Way African-American Leadership Society Steering Committee, the Secretary and Treasurer of the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas Young Leaders Board and a member of The University of Texas at Austin 1883 Council

She is also a member of Weil’s Associates Committee and is actively involved in providing pro bono services to the local community, including pro bono cases with the Innocence Project, Immigration Equality, the Joyful Heart Foundation and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.

Ms. Price received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Ms. Price holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.


FINALISTS


Michael T. Kamprath
Nominated by the American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law
Bio (PDF)

Adine Momoh
Adine S. Momoh
Jointly nominated by the Minnesota State Bar Association-New Lawyer’s Section & Hennepin County Bar Association-New Lawyer’s Section
Bio (PDF)

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