Squire Sanders partner Aneca Lasley has been named to Columbus Business First’s “Forty Under 40” Class of 2014, which recognizes professionals who demonstrate outstanding business ethics, work for the betterment of the community, and possess exemplary leadership skills. Aneca is one of only five lawyers to appear on the list. Awardees will be honored at a ceremony on May 29 at the Hollywood Casino Columbus and profiled in Columbus Business First’s May 30 edition.
Aneca quickly established herself as a talented and positive force in the Squire Sanders community, and was promoted to partner after only seven years as an associate. She plays an instrumental role in the firm’s associate mentoring and hiring programs. As a litigator and trial lawyer, Aneca brings exceptional legal skill to her work and has tried and won many significant bet-the-company trials on behalf of clients, including The American Chemical Society v. Leadscope, Inc. et al, a US$20 million trade secret jury trial in favor of Squire Sanders’ clients, the founders of Leadscope. In addition to her active legal practice and leadership on various firm committees, Aneca devotes countless hours to supporting organizations she believes in. A champion of empowering women, she has focused the majority of her energies in taking leadership roles within organizations such as Women Lawyers of Franklin County, YWCA, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure, and Lean in Circle, as well as enacting change on the next generation of women in Ohio.