DLA Piper partner Poonam Kumar elected treasurer of Minnesota Women Lawyers
DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Poonam Kumar, a partner in the Minneapolis office, has been elected treasurer of Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL), an association of more than 1,200 attorneys, judges, law students and legal employers in Minnesota. MWL is dedicated to advancing the success of women attorneys and striving for a just society. She will also continue to serve on the organization’s 2021-2022 Board of Directors.
Kumar has extensive experience working on a wide variety of cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, as well as general corporate and commercial law matters. Her practice extends across a wide variety of sectors, with a particular emphasis on transactions in energy, manufacturing and the financial services industry. Her experience has made her particularly effective at directing and coordinating large teams of lawyers to assist clients in structuring, negotiating, implementing and closing international transactions.
Kumar is a representative for DLA Piper’s Leadership Alliance for Women and serves as a co-chair of Mosaic, the firm’s resource group for diverse partners and counsel. In addition to serving on the MWL Board of Directors, she is one of the founding co-chairs of MWL’s Corporate Counsel Affinity Group and has previously served as a co-chair of the Governance Committee and the Development Committee. She has also served as a MWL Foundation Board Director in the past.