Managing Partner, EME at Reed Smith LLP
Tamara Box is an internationally recognised expert in strategic financial advice, management and team building, with more than 25 years of experience establishing and growing successful professional services businesses in several jurisdictions. As the Managing Partner, Europe & Middle East at international law firm Reed Smith LLP, she is a member of the senior executive of the global firm and also responsible for the eight offices in Europe and the Middle East. Tamara sits on the global board of the firm, one of the largest law firms in the world.
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 diversity. She is a founding member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club, a group of Chairmen and CEOs dedicated to increasing the gender balance of corporate boards and the executive pipeline. She is also a member of The Committee of 200 (C200), an invitation-only membership organisation of the world’s most successful women business leaders, and of Women Corporate Directors. 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. 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. Finally, Tamara is a member of the Court of Governors of the London School of Economics (LSE) as well as a member of the Audit Committee of the LSE and sponsor of their women’s network Power.
Her expertise in finance has contributed to her receiving numerous awards, including being nominated every year since its inception in 2011 and a two time winner of “Best in Structured Finance” at Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Awards. She is annually included in the list of The Legal 500’s Legal Experts and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, is one of only a few “Eminent Practitioners” in the Chambers’ UK Guide and was recognised as one of the “Hot 100” by The Lawyer magazine for 2014. In 2019, Tamara was ranked 30th in the Yahoo Finance Involve global top 100 Women Role Model list. In 2018, Tamara was Highly Commended as Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Law Society of England & Wales and ranked 15th in the Financial Times & HERoes 100 Champions of Women in Business list. Tamara was also ranked 9th in the inaugural Financial Times & HERoes 50 Champions of Women in Business list in 2017. She was named the Champion of Rising Stars in the We Are the City Rising Star Awards in 2016 and also won the Mentor of the Year at the Women of the Future awards in 2016. Tamara 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 a Juris Doctor degree with honours from Georgetown Law Centre in Washington, D.C.