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December 11 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“To be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer.” National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being What You Need to Know Ama Adams, Eve Brunts, Jessica Delbaum, and Doreen Lilienfeld advise on $5.1 billion GlaxoSmithKline acquisition of oncology company. The partners, working with a team of lawyers from three firms, are leading the… Full Story

December 4 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Leadership means leading by example.” Kathryn DeBord, Chief Innovation Officer, Bryan Cave What You Need to Know Debra Yang calls on Supreme Court to reverse ERISA arbitration denial. Representing the University of Southern California, Yang and her team have asked the high court to establish a national rule allowing employers to bar workers with benefit… Full Story

November 20 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Say yes to opportunities, even if it scares you.” Sara Giardina, Senior Counsel, Litigation, Lyft What You Need to Know Neomi Rao nominated to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Rao, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and former Supreme Court clerk, awaits confirmation by the U.S. Senate to take a seat on… Full Story

November 13 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Listen to your gut – she knows best.” Petra Molnar, Human Rights and Refugee Lawyer, University of Toronto Faculty of Law What You Need to Know 2018 midterm election ushers in 37 women lawyers to Congress. Approximately one third of the 118 women elected and re-elected to the United States Congress are lawyers. Thirteen of… Full Story

November 6 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“If she can do it, I can do it.” Nicole Saharsky, Partner & Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Co-Chair, Gibson Dunn What You Need to Know Regina Olshan, Stephanie Teicher, Ciara Kennedy-Loest lead IBM’s $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat. IBM is buying the North Carolina open source software developer to become “the world’s #1… Full Story

October 24 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Any conversation about diversity is incomplete without the word ‘inclusion.’” Elizabeth S. Morris, Circuit Court Judge, Anne Arundel County, Maryland What You Need to Know Jacqueline Marcus secures $30 million in financing after Sears files for bankruptcy. To continue operations through the holiday season, Marcus and the team of lawyers worked to get court permission… Full Story

October 16 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“Be bold. Don’t be afraid to step in and to lead.” Cynthia J. Cole, Special Counsel, Baker Botts What You Need to Know Jennifer Hobbs, Marcela Robledo, Kelly Karapetyan lead $2.8 billion environmental business deal. With their team, the partners represented GFL Environmental, which merged with Waste Industries to create the largest privately owned environmental… Full Story

October 9 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“If you have some sort of plan, you start to ready yourself for when opportunities come forward.” Louise Pentland, Chief Legal Officer, PayPal What You Need to Know CA Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson secures first gender diversity board law in U.S. The state senator introduced a bill recently signed into law requiring publically traded companies in… Full Story

October 2 Power Players: Women Leading in Law

“It’s a responsibility to advocate for equality.” Amy Weaver, General Counsel, Salesforce What You Need to Know Jina Choi and Cheryl Crumpton sue Tesla’s Elon Musk for fraud. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyers allege the CEO’s tweet saying that he had the funding to take his electric vehicle company private was false and misleading to… Full Story

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