News
March 21, 2022

Polsinelli is pleased to announce that Kansas City Co-Office Managing Partner Mary Jane Judy and St. Louis Office Managing Partner and Health Care Alignment and Organizations Practice Chair Jane E. Arnold have been recognized with Transactional Practitioner Awards, as part of the elite Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s 2022 Women’s Justice Awards.

Judy and Arnold will be recognized on Thursday, May 12, during the annual Women’s Justice Awards dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. The ceremony recognizes women in the legal profession, including judges, legal scholars and private practitioners.

The Polsinelli duo is among 51 female attorneys across Missouri selected for the Women’s Justice Awards. Since 1999, the awards have celebrated women whose exemplary skills help improve the quality of the overall justice system. The Transactional Practitioner Award recognizes attorneys who counsel companies, individuals and organizations on the legal issues generated by their business dealings or financial matters.

Mary Jane Judy

In addition to her role as Co-Managing Partner overseeing the firm’s largest office in Kansas City, Mo., Judy is an accomplished real estate shareholder who focuses her practice on complex real estate transactions. She leads teams of lawyers on large portfolio transactions, from dozens to hundreds of properties. She also advises health care clients on unique regulatory issues related to their real estate holdings. Judy is widely known for her civic engagement and community involvement as a longtime servant leader on behalf of numerous regional organizations such as the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and The National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Judy has been recognized for her superior legal abilities, having been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law since 2018; Kansas City Business Journal's "Women Who Mean Business" class; and named to “Rising Stars” by Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyers for four years.

Jane E. Arnold

In her 25-year legal career, Arnold has advised clients on more than $5 billion in transactions. She has led the deal teams for numerous healthcare technology and business services acquisitions for a significant private equity fund. Arnold’s leadership roles at Polsinelli position her among the top-ranking leaders among the firm’s 950 attorneys from coast to coast. She is a tireless advocate to affect and craft firmwide policies to promote the advancement and tenure of women in law. In fact, the role within the firm of which she is most proud is serving as the Chair of the Women’s Empowerment Committee.

Throughout her career, Arnold has been recognized by clients and industry organizations for her legal skills. She has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law since 2012; "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law in St. Louis; St. Louis Business Journal's "Most Influential Business Women " class of 2019; and named to the POWER 30 Health Care Law list by Missouri Lawyers Media to name a few.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 950 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.