August 14 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Diversity of styles and perspectives brings value to clients and business.” Elizabeth P. Gray, Co-Chair of the Securities Enforcement Practice, Willkie Farr & Gallagher What You Need to Know Mary Wimberly argues against AT&T-Time Warner merger. In a federal appeals court brief, the attorney for the Justice Department argued the deal will raise prices and lower competition… Full Story

Welcoming Deputy Director, Amber Hackett Crosby

The Center for Women in Law, a premier educational institution at TexasLaw devoted to the success of the entire spectrum of women in the legal profession, is pleased to announce Amber Hackett Crosby as its new deputy director. Hackett Crosby comes from Texas Independent Auto Dealers Association, where she represented members’ legal and regulatory interests… Full Story

The Consortium for Advancing Women Lawyers: Cultivating a Collective Power

Women representing over 30 organizations in the legal community convened on July 20 to collaborate and champion greater opportunities for women to succeed in the profession. The Consortium for Advancing Women Lawyers meets annually, bringing together women leaders of prominent organizations nationwide. The Consortium meeting, hosted by the Center for Women in Law, took place… Full Story

Relive the Moment: Bobbi Liebenberg Accepts HWCL Award

Relive The Moment Bobbi Liebenberg accepts the Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award At the Center for Women in Law’s biennial Award Luncheon in April, supporters and allies came together to celebrate CWIL’s mission to advance all women in the legal profession. Listen to honoree Bobbi Liebenberg’s inspirational remarks here. Bobbi Liebenberg and CWIL President, Linda Broocks Powerful words from Bobbi “We need… Full Story

July 31 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Get out there. Chance favors those in motion.” Linda Addison, Immediate Past U.S. Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright What You Need to Know LeAnn Johnson Koch wins Fourth Circuit decision for West Virginia refinery. The court threw out the Environmental Protection Agency’s rejection of the small company’s application for exemption from the renewable fuel standard… Full Story

July 24 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Success looks like a room full of lawyers that resemble all facets of the general population.” Eldora L. Ellison, Director, Sterne Kessler What You Need to Know Tracey Kennedy and Morgan Forsey score Ninth Circuit win for Taco Bell in meal break class action. The court found that their fast food chain client does not… Full Story

July 18 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Women will arrive when there’s no need to count or add modifiers.” Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President & General Counsel, The New York Public Library What You Need to Know Jessica Ring wins $330 million appellate victory against California. The court ordered the governor to redirect proceeds from a settlement with mortgage servicers, which were… Full Story

July 11 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Be purposeful about providing women with significant opportunities.” Natalie Moritz, Managing Chief Counsel – Litigation, PNC Financial Services Group What You Need to Know District Attorney Jackie Lacey settles with California medical center. With the city attorney, the district attorney of Los Angeles County settled with Silver Lake Medical Center over accusations of the improper… Full Story

July 3 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Diversity doesn’t happen by accident. You have to do things differently.” Christy Haubegger, Talent Executive, Creative Artists Agency What You Need to Know Number of women lawyers promoted to Big Law partnerships increase. Between November 2016 and November 2017, women were being promoted to partner at a rate of about 125 per month. In the… Full Story

June 26 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Put yourself out of your comfort zone.” Maria Varsellona, Chief Legal Officer, Nokia What You Need to Know Kathy Kraninger nominated to lead consumer financial bureau. The associate director at the Office of Management and Budget has been picked to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. ExecutiveGov Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth M…. Full Story

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