December 6, 2020         
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital First Hospital in West Central Florida to Implant New Device to Repair Life-Threatening Heart D   •   Communitech’s Fierce Founders Uplift: Levelling the Playing Field and Shattering Glass Ceilings   •   Mary Alexander Selected to Daily Journal's Top 100 Attorneys List and Top Women Lawyers List   •   Japanese Lawmakers Call for International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats   •   Ulta Beauty Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results   •   U.S. (Un)Welcomes Chinese Students in 2021   •   Ric Edelman Shares the Post-Election Investment Strategy You Need Now   •   Web Summit: With funding from Apple, Malala Fund is conducting research to look at the impacts of climate change on girls and yo   •   nTIDE November 2020 Jobs Report: Americans with Disabilities Remain Engaged in Labor Force   •   CURE Media Group Announces the 2020 MPN Heroes® Winners   •   Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Offers FREE Flu Vaccination Family Clinic   •   The Elves Are Flying Off the Shelf - The Elf on the Shelf® and Elf Pets® Are Scarce but Can Still Be Found in Select Loc   •   Trailblazing Podcast Host and Women in Tech Superconnector, Espree Devora, Becomes the Face of the Clubhouse App   •   New Study Finds Once Hospitalized, Black Patients with COVID-19 Have Lower Risk of Death than White Patients   •   Fuze Wins 2020 Aragon Research Women in Technology Award for Public Relations   •   Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Announces Closing of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares of   •   AEO Updates Payment of Deferred First Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.1375 Per Share, Due to Strong Financial Condition   •   Entravision Raises Over $2.2 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals   •   Top Universal Studios Execs Testimony Demanded in Lawsuit Over Racist Treatment of Black Star Faizon Love, BRG Lawsuit Claims   •   December 6: Remember and Work for Change
Bookmark and Share

Hawkins Parnell & Young Elects First Female Managing Partner

ATLANTA , October 20 /Businesswire/ - Hawkins Parnell & Young is pleased to announce the election of Christine L. Mast as managing partner, effective October 12. Christine is the first woman to serve as managing partner in the firm’s nearly 60-year history. She succeeds Jack N. Sibley, who held the role since 2018.

“Christine has been a leader in Hawkins Parnell and involved in the management and day-to-day operations for many years,” said Jack. “Her election to managing partner marks an exciting moment for the firm and its future. Her thoughtful and strategic leadership will continue to benefit our clients, employees, and partners immensely.”

“I am thankful to Jack for his dedication to this firm and to my partners for their support and confidence in me,” added Christine. “It has been my good fortune to spend my entire career here and learn from many brilliant and skilled litigators. I also recognize the significance of being the first female managing partner at a time when Hawkins Parnell women are leaders in both the firm and their fields nationwide. It’s exciting to take on this role, especially with three women on the executive committee, another first for us.”

In 1991, Christine was recruited to the firm for a summer clerkship and began practice as an associate the next year. She was elected to the partnership in 1999 and has been a leader of Hawkins Parnell’s professional liability and legal malpractice teams. Christine also serves as a member of the firm’s executive committee and as its general counsel.

Outside of the firm, Christine is currently the vice-chair of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Chair of ALFA International’s Professional Liability Practice Group. She was a founding member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Professional Liability Section. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law and regularly lectures on lawyer risk management, ethics, and abusive litigation.

Christine represents other lawyers and law firms faced with malpractice claims and lawsuits, and disciplinary, licensing, and ethics issues. She was named as one of Georgia’s top 100 lawyers in 2019 and 2020 and one of the top 50 women lawyers 11 times by Super Lawyers. She was selected by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year for Atlanta in 2021 for Professional Malpractice Law Defense and in Legal Malpractice Law Defense in 2015. Christine is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Christine earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law and her undergraduate degree, with high honors, from the University of Illinois.

About Hawkins Parnell & Young

Hawkins Parnell & Young is a national defense litigation firm that has represented many of the largest and most well-known companies in high-risk litigation and business disputes. The team works with clients to develop winning defense strategies and, if necessary, try cases to verdict across the United States. The firm has offices located in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Napa, New York, St. Louis, and San Francisco.

STORY TAGS: United States, North America, Legal, Professional Services, Women, Consumer, Georgia, Personnel,


White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News