Skip to main content

Kathryn Cameron Atkinson and Leila Babaeva Named to GIR Women in Investigations 2015

Washington, DC, April 1, 2015 -- Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that Kathryn Cameron Atkinson, firm Member and International Department Chair, and Leila Babaeva, Senior Associate, were named to Global Investigations Review's (GIR) Women in Investigations 2015. This special inaugural feature profiles 100 women investigations specialists from around the world. According to GIR, the goal of the publication is to highlight "lawyers, government prosecutors, barristers, forensic accountants and various in-house counsel, all of whom can serve as inspirations to current and future generations of investigations professionals."

GIR selected individuals following an open nomination process. Once selected, nominees were interviewed about their professional paths and mentors, important career moments, challenges and successes as investigations specialists. When asked for advice to for younger women lawyers, Atkinson said women should pay close attention from day one to what inspires them and what doesn't. "You will need to push yourself past your comfort zone at times, but you need to be aware of that zone because it is hard to sustain a career if you're outside it too much of the time," she said. "It's hard to appreciate when you start out just how long a career lasts; you need a good internal compass to guide you," she said.

"I am always inspired by those who are at the peak of their professions and yet continue to approach each new project with energy and enthusiasm. My parents have this mindset, and I'm lucky to work with many such individuals at Miller & Chevalier," Babaeva said.

About Global Investigations Review

Global Investigations Review provides global coverage of the ever-changing landscape of government enforcement and regulation. It covers the latest developments in the law and practice of cross-border investigations: anti-bribery and corruption, financial services misconduct, antitrust, fraud, money laundering, tax and more.

About Miller & Chevalier

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), International Law and Business, White Collar and Internal Investigations, Complex Litigation, and Government Affairs. In an era of big law, Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500 and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit


Laura Miller, Media Relations, Greentarget, 312-252-4104