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Women Legal 2013 – East Coast

Advancing the increasingly-important dialogue on gender diversity and equality in the legal profession while illustrating the business imperative for the retention and succession of female leadership

June 6, 2013 ~ New York, NY

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Featuring key contributions and candid viewpoints from:
Patricia Gillette, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Anastasia Kelly, Co-Managing Partner, DLA Piper USA
Lisa A. Borsook, Executive Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
Cathy Fleming, Managing Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
Madeline Cahill-Boley, Managing Partner, Sullivan Hill
Francine Friedman Griesing, founder and Managing Member, Griesing Law LLC
Alita Wingfield, Executive Director/Managing Attorney of the Litigation Group, Morgan Stanley
Elizabeth McCrohan, Vice President & Senior Corporate Counsel, Prudential Financial
Natasha Innocenti, Leader, Partner Practice Group, Northern California, Major Lindsey & Africa
David Askew, CEO & General Counsel, National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms
Catherine (Kit) Chaskin, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Kathryn Legge, Senior Associate, Griesing Law LLC
Margaret Schonholtz, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Sharon Bowen, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Deborah Epstein Henry, Esq., Founder & President, Flex-Time Lawyers LLC
Carol Frohlinger, Esq.,Co-Founder, Negotiating Women Inc
Ann Lee Gibson, PhD., Ann Lee Gibson Consulting

The fight for part time and maternity policies that characterized the women’s movement in law firms over the past decade was necessary and largely successful. But the result was to create a pigeonhole for “women’s issues”. To break out of that pigeonhole, women need to refocus their efforts on economic and institutional power in their firms and organizations.

There has been very little honest discussion among women about real barriers that still exist in the system – despite progress.

Ark Group’s East Coast Women Legal 2013 conference will provide a unique platform for women to view their own power differently and “take ownership” of their careers in a profession that currently does not support their advancement.

Why do so many Fortune 500 companies require their network of law firms to engage in diversity best practices that illustrate growth and change? Because evidence today not only supports that diversity practices are a sign of a well-managed company, but also because women make up almost half of the U.S. workforce and are assuming greater leadership roles in corporations across the board. The business imperative becomes obvious as we increasingly find women in leadership roles in corporate law departments far outnumbering their law firm counterparts. What is the potential impact of this disparity – and how might this factor into selection and retention of outside counsel?

We hope you’ll join the discussion this June in New York as we collectively identify opportunities to open up business dialogues and make useful connections – turning strategic relationships into mentors, sponsors and clients.

If you would like to register please click HERE or phone 312-212-1301 for group discounts

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