May 30 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“The more women in the business, the better the business will be.” Kristen Kuliga, NFL agent and lawyer What You Need to Know Women GCs of Fortune 500 companies are being hired at a record rate. While women comprise only 26 percent of general counsels in the Fortune 500, 38.5 percent of the appointments made in… Full Story

May 22 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“You need diversity of thought, and for that, you need diversity of background.” Lorie Ann Morgan, Vice President, Intellectual Property, Gilead Sciences Inc. What You Need to Know Madeline Singas appointed special prosecutor to investigate domestic violence accusations against former New York AG. The Nassau County District Attorney said she would leave “no stone unturned.” Singas… Full Story

May 15 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Focus on what can be done, not what can’t be done.” Wanji Walcott, General Counsel, PayPal What You Need to Know Sara Blackwell advocates better working conditions for NFL cheerleaders. The employment lawyer filed a charge against the New Orleans Saints claiming discriminatory workplace rules, including social media limitations for cheerleaders but not players. “The rules… Full Story

May 7 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Be bold… Don’t be afraid to make decisions, and to lead.” Cynthia Cole, Special Counsel, Baker Botts; Former General Counsel, Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. What You Need to Know Barbara Jones appointed special master in Michael Cohen case. The former Manhattan federal judge will help determine what materials seized from the home and office of President Trump’s private… Full Story

April 30 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Be willing to ask for the business.” Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Founding Partner, Lawrence & Bundy LLC What You Need to Know Kara MacCullough leads $3.65 billion financial deal for wireless company. MacCullough oversaw a team of lawyers to close financing for publically traded SBA Communications Corp. “It’s probably one of the largest credit agreements that we’ve done… Full Story

April 17 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Judicial independence relies in part on judicial accountability.” Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice, California Supreme Court What You Need to Know New York street renamed after legendary Women’s Movement leader Bella Abzug. Known as “Battling Bella,” the lawyer and congresswoman fought for women’s rights and equality for people of all races, was one of the first politicians… Full Story

April 10 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“I never defined myself as either a dragon lady or a lotus blossom. I’m agile. I still think like an immigrant.” Caroline Tsai, General Counsel, Western Union What You Need to Know Justice Sotomayor criticizes SCOTUS’ treatment of civil rights and death penalty cases. In a 15-page dissent, the U.S. Supreme Court Justice expressed her frustration… Full Story

April 4 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“It’s important to talk about my career, talk about how I achieved it . . . so women realize it is possible to have aspirations beyond their current role.” Karen Linehan, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sanofi SA What You Need to Know Kelda Roys, Krish Vignarajah breastfeed their babies in online ads for… Full Story

March 27 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Increasing the visibility of women and diverse attorneys add to their legitimacy as advocates . . . [E]qual representation in the profession at all levels promotes confidence and trust in our system of law.” Doris Ling-Cohan, Justice, New York State Supreme Court What You Need to Know Sharon Fast Gustafson nominated to be EEOC general… Full Story

March 20 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Deliver to the best of your ability to your clients. You’re nothing without your client relationships as a lawyer.” Lisa Mayhew, Managing Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner What You Need to Know Tina Tchen to chair Grammys inclusion group. The former chief of staff to Michelle Obama will lead the Recording Academy’s new task force on inclusion… Full Story

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