Sofia Adrogue, a Member at Gray Reed and McGraw, was selected by the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas as a finalist for the 2010 Blazing Star Award. The ten finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished judges based on their professional achievement, community leadership, support for the economic advancement of business and professional women, awards and honors and core professional values.
Founded in the late 1980s, the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan business organization engaged in economic development for women with strategic focus in three areas: Business and Leadership Education, Executive Networking and Advocacy on Women's Business Issues.
"My professional and community endeavors stem from a sincere desire to return the multiple opportunities afforded to me as an immigrant to the United States," said Adrogue. "I am honored that the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas applauds my efforts through this esteemed distinction.
A bilingual native of Argentina, Adrogue emigrated with her family from Buenos Aires at the age of 9. Adrogué handles complex business litigation and consultation and multi-party proceedings throughout the United States and abroad. She also represents parties in peer review proceedings in the healthcare arena. She graduated from Rice University and the University of Houston Law Center, both with high honors and on full academic scholarships. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program (Class Representative (President) as well as the U.S. Keynote Graduation Speaker, first woman).
AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and a member of Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who of American Women, Adrogue has been profiled by a litany of publications, including: LATINO LEADERS ("The Justice Professionals"); HISPANIC BUSINESS (Top 20 "Elite" Women in the U.S.); TEXAS MONTHLY and LAW & POLITICS ("Texas Super Lawyer"); SUPER LAWYERS CORPORATE COUNSEL EDITION ("Texas Super Lawyer"); TEXAS LAWYER (Texas' Top "40 Under 40"); and H TEXAS (one of Houston's Top Lawyers and one of Houston's Professionals on the Fast Track). A "Woman on the Move," "Texas Legend," and "Woman of Distinction," she is married to Sten Gustafson, a fellow Rice University graduate, and is the mother of three children, Sloane, Schuyler and Stefan.
About Gray Reed & McGraw
Founded in 1985, Gray Reed & McGraw is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 95 lawyers practicing in Houston, Dallas and Tyler. Gray Reed & McGraw offers a wide range of legal services including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil & gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, and bankruptcy. For more information, visit www.grayreed.com.