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CWIL Founding Member Claudia Wilson Frost To Receive “Women at the Pinnacle” Award from the Houston Association of Women Attorneys

March 12th, 2015

CWIL Founding Member Claudia Wilson Frost, a partner in DLA Piper’s Houston office and US co-chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation practice, has received the “Women at the Pinnacle” award from the Houston Association of Women Attorneys (AWA).
The award recognizes women in the practice of law who have provided leadership and strategic legal counsel to their […]

CWIL Founding Member Sandra Phillips Promoted to General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Toyota Motor North America

March 11th, 2015

CWIL Founding Member Sandra L. Phillips has been promoted to General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Toyota Motor North America. Sandra will be responsible for legal operations, legal technology and managing the representation of Toyota’s affiliates in North America. She is also the first African American woman named to this position.
Prior to […]

Justice Fernande (Nan) R.V. Duffly to Receive ABA’s Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award

March 8th, 2015

Justice Fernande (Nan) R.V. Duffly, has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. The award will be presented at the ABA’s Annual Meeting in Chicago in August. Justice Duffly is the […]

CWIL Founding Member Sandra L. Phillips Featured by InsideCounsel

February 20th, 2015

Read the article here.

Journalist and Political Commentator Cokie Roberts to Give Keynote Presentation at 2015 Women’s Power Summit

February 17th, 2015

Cokie Roberts, a political commentator on ABC and NPR, will be delivering the concluding keynote address at the 2015 Women’s Power Summit on Law & Leadership, hosted by the Center for Women in Law.
Roberts has served as a senior news analyst at NPR and has covered politics, Congress, and public policy. She […]

CWIL Executive Director Linda Chanow’s Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers

February 6th, 2015

Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Success

UT Law Clinic Wins Supreme Court Case

January 20th, 2015

UT Law students Lisa Elizondo and Emily Fitzgerald worked on this case that resulted in the Supreme Court ruling that homebuyers don’t have to file a lawsuit when confronting a mortgage lender with an alleged violation of the federal Truth in Lending Act.
Read the article here.

CWIL Leader-in-Residence Bobbi Liebenberg Featured in Bloomberg BNA Corporate Law & Accountability Report

January 2nd, 2015

In the article, Bobbi Liebenberg, from Fine, Kaplan and Black, argues for CEOs and companies to make gender diversity on their boards a priority and to expand their searches beyond “the old boys network.”
Read the full article here.

CWIL Founding Members Melanie Gray and Christine LaFollette to be Inducted into Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce

November 14th, 2014

Center for Women in Law Founding Members Melanie Gray and Christine LaFollette will be inducted into the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Hall of Fame. The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization of highly influential and diverse women and men dedicated to the advancement of women through leadership, education, […]

CWIL October Power Lunch Series Recap

November 1st, 2014

In October 2014, Center for Women in Law hosted a four-part lunch series that showcased accomplished and influential women at the top of their careers: Arianna Huffington, Linda L. Addison, Susan L. Blount, and Arleas Upton Kea.
At the first of the four lunches, Professor Linda Chanow showed a video of Arianna Huffington’s keynote address at […]

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