Three of the leading names in M&A law, S&C partners Alison Ressler, Melissa Sawyer and Rita O’Neill, were profiled in a series of articles in The Deal. They spoke about their work on industry-shaping deals and about diversity in the field. Together, the three partners work with businesses coast to coast to negotiate some of the biggest and most complex M&A deals of the decade. Alison and Melissa were both named to The Deal’s Women in M&A: The Powerhouse 20 in December 2018 for shaping the industry with their novel approach to transactions. Alison, Melissa and Rita together bring more than 40 years of experience in M&A, paving the way for the next generation of women leaders in high finance.