Global Chair, Financial Industry Group at Reed Smith
Tamara Box is an internationally recognised expert in financial structuring and in strategic financial advice, with more than 23 years of experience establishing and growing successful businesses in several jurisdictions. As Global Chair of the Financial Industry Group at international law firm Reed Smith, she is currently responsible for the largest and one of the most profitable businesses in the firm, a practice group that provides strategic transactional and litigation advice to large financial institutions and corporations worldwide. Tamara sits on the global board of the firm, one of the largest law firms in the world with over $1.1 billion in revenues and more than 26 offices in the US, Middle East, Asia and Europe. An American citizen who is dual-qualified to practice law in both the US and the UK, she has worked and lived in the US, Asia, and Europe, while advising clients all over the world, including in the Middle East, Turkey, South Africa, Russia, Eastern Europe, the UK and Asia. She has lived in London since 1997 and has established herself not only in legal and financial circles but also in areas of sponsorship, mentoring and networking. She is a founding member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club, a group of Chairmen dedicated to increasing the gender balance of corporate boards and the executive pipeline. Tamara is a member of the Court of Governors of the London School of Economics as well as a member of The Committee of 200 (C200), an invitation-only membership organisation of the world’s most successful women business leaders. Tamara is the chair of the “Women of Influence” campaign for the charity Cancer Research UK, which both fundraises to support women scientists in the world of cancer research and provides cross industry mentorship to such female scientists. Finally, Tamara also sits on the Advisory Board of Theirworld, an international children's charity founded by Gordon and Sarah Brown that seeks to change the lives of children all over the world through various health and education initiatives, including supporting the world’s largest education petition – signed by 10 million – presented to Ban Ki Moon in late 2015. Her expertise in finance has contributed to her receiving numerous awards, including being named “Best in Structured Finance” at Euromoney’s first Women in Business Law Awards in 2011 and again in 2013. She is annually included in the list of The Legal 500’s Legal Experts, the Chambers’ UK Guide, and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and was recognised as one of the “Hot 100” by The Lawyer magazine for 2013. She was nominated by clients for an award for leadership in client service by The Lawyer magazine in 2014. She was named a top 30 Inspirational Woman and Champion of Diversity by Brummel Magazine in 2015. Tamara holds an honours degree in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as an honours degree from Georgetown Law Centre in Washington, D.C.