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CWIL Founder Claudia Frost featured in Law360

June 6th, 2016

CWIL Founder Claudia Frost was recently featured in Law360’s Trial Pros: Orrick’s Claudia Frost:

Claudia Wilson Frost has handled dozens of jury trials in her 30-plus year career as a trial lawyer, appellate advocate and strategist. Her experience includes commercial and intellectual property litigation in oil and gas and energy, products liability, telecommunications, technology and financial services. In IP, she has been lead or co-lead counsel in over 50 patent infringement cases; has argued […]

CWIL Founders Linda Addison and Nina Cortell and Texas Law Dean Ward Farnsworth recognized as three of the top 500 leading lawyers in America in 2016

June 3rd, 2016

Congratulations to CWIL Founders Linda Addison and Nina Cortell and Texas Law Dean Ward Farnsworth, who were recognized by Lawdragon as three of the top 500 leading lawyers in America in 2016.  You can read more about this year’s 500 leading lawyers, one-third of whom are women, here

CWIL Founders Chris LaFollette and Robin Russell named finalists inaugural “Women Who Mean Business” awards

June 3rd, 2016

Congratulations to CWIL Founders Chris LaFollette and Robin Russell, who were named finalists by the Houston Business Journal for the inaugural “Women Who Mean Business” awards.  The criteria for selection included career achievement, contribution to company and city success, community involvement and leadership, and the awards recognize the City of Houston’s most successful female business leaders in both for-profit and nonprofit industries.

CWIL Leader Hilda Galvan Named Global Intellectual Property Leader by World IP Review

May 24th, 2016

World IP Review has included CWIL Leader Hilda Galvan as a “WIPR Leader” in the 2016 edition of its directory of leading lawyers practicing in the areas of patents and trademarks worldwide. The publication’s selection process was based on surveys of more than 15,000 in-house and outside counsel, followed by examinations of candidates’ practice history, notable cases, and other accomplishments.
Read more here.

Former CWIL Leader in Residence Roberta Liebenberg has been named as a recipient of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award

May 24th, 2016

Former CWIL Leader in Residence Roberta Liebenberg has been named as a recipient of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession.
This Award, which is the highest honor conferred on a woman by the ABA, will be presented to Ms. Liebenberg at the ABA’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Previous recipients include Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor. Ms. Liebenberg is the […]

CWIL Founding Member Chris LaFollette Named a Finalist in Houston Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business” Awards

May 15th, 2016

CWIL Founder and Akin Gump Houston office partner in charge Chris LaFollette has been named a finalist in Houston Business Journal’s inaugural Women Who Mean Business awards. The awards recognize “career achievement, contribution to company success, community involvement and leadership” in the categories of for-profit and nonprofit enterprises.
Read more here.

American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Section to Host Women’s Track Panel

May 2nd, 2016

American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Conference will host a Women’s Track Panel on May 12th, as well as a panel on the US Supreme Court update that CWIL Founder Marcy Greer will be moderating. If interested, please fill out the form below:

Read here for more information on the conference.

CWIL Welcomed 13 New Leaders at 2016 Biennial Luncheon

April 28th, 2016

CWIL welcomed the following 13 new Leaders at the 2016 CWIL Biennial Luncheon on April 15, 2016:
Mary Carrington, Chair of Advisory Board, Center for Corporate Legal Leadership at University of California Irvine
Karan C. Ciotti, Partner, Ogden, Broocks & Hall, L.L.P.
Samantha Hale Crispin, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Mindy Davidson, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal’s Compensation & Benefit Practice
Anne Johnson, Partner, Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
Veronica S. Lewis, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jill K. Mulligan, Vice President and […]

CWIL Biennial Award Luncheon Offers Food for Thought

April 26th, 2016

Austin, TX — On April 15, 2016, The Center for Women in Law (CWIL) at the University of Texas Law School held its 2016 Awards Luncheon at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Austin. The landmark event was a sellout, with more than 450 in attendance, many of them UT alumni.
The program, with its speakers and honorees, drew a variety of people, from law students and law partners to librarians and CEOs, all of whom came […]

CWIL Executive Director Linda Chanow Profiled by ABA for Law Students

April 26th, 2016

Our CWIL Executive Director Linda Chanow was interviewed by ABA for Law Students about her career and the future of women as legal industry leaders. Check it out.

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