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Global Chair and Co-Founder, Elizabeth Anne "Betiayn" Tursi, WILEF 
Co Founder, WILEF East, Peggy Cohen, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Co Founder, WILEF DC, Jane Sullivan Roberts, Major, Lindsey & Africa 
Co-Founder, WILEF Chicago, Lisa Snow, Duff & Phelps
Co-Vice Chair WILEF East, Janet Markoff, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Co-Vice Chair WILEF Chicago, Elizabeth McCloy, Sidley Austin LLP
Co-Vice Chair, WILEF Houston, Noelle M. Reed, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP  
Co-Vice Chair, International, Melinda Wallman, Major, Lindsey & Africa 
Chair, Gold Standard Certification Committee, Libby McGarry, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (retired) 
Chair, In-House Counsel Committee, Naomi B. Waltman, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, CBS, New York, NY
Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, Shira Nadich Levin, Cooley LLP
Deputy Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, Bernadette Beekman, Managing Director, Client Relations, Solutions & Project-Based Staffing, Hire Counsel, New York, NY
Deputy Chair for Mentorship, Young Lawyers Committee, Patricia Skigen, AIG (retired)
Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, Melique Jones, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, Danyale Price, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrision LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF East, Phyllis G. Korff, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 
Co-Chair, WILEF East, Taisa Markus, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, New York, NY
Co-Chair, WILEF Northern California, Mary Huser, BlackBerry Corporation
Co-Chair, WILEF Northern California, Meryl Macklin, Bryan Cave LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF Northern California, Carol Morganstern, Major, Lindsey & Africa
WILEF Southern California Co-Chair, WILEF Southern California, Leslie Helmer, Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF Southern California, Stacy Horth-Neubert, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Co. Chair, WILEF Southern California, Merle J. Vaughn, Major, Lindsey & Africa 
Co-Chair, WILEF Chicago, Susan Charles, Troutman Sanders LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF Chicago, Linda K. Myers, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF Chicago, Jennifer Reiners, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Co-Chair, WILEF Houston, Amy Monroe, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Co-Chair, WILEF Houston, Laura Gibson, Partner, Dentons
Co-Chair, WILEF Houston, Stefanie Moll, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Co-Chair, WILEF Boston, Elizabeth E. Smith, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Co-Chair, WILEF Boston, Margaret R. Cohen, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF Boston, Margaret R. Cohen, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF London, Rajinder Bassi, Kirkland & Ellis LLP 
Co-Chair, WILEF London, Lynnsey McCall, Morrison & Foerster LLP 



MANAGEMENT

Global Director of Administration, Mary Hicks, Esq., Goodwin LLP
Director, Office of the Global Chair, Rhonda Horowitz, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Director of Finance, Gwen Nugent Flanagan, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Senior Executive Director, WILEF DC, Silvana K. Del Carpio, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Executive Director, WILEF Chicago, Gabriella Guajardo, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Executive Director, WILEF Boston, Nesli Orhon, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Executive Director, WILEF Southern California, Michelle Turner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Executive Director, WILEF London, Suvi Bisnath, Donnelley Financial Solutions



GLOBAL ADVISORY BOARD

Maripat Alpuche, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY
Rachel Alexander, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, Washington, DC
Diane E. Ambler, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Washington, D.C. 
Natalie R. Arbaugh, Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C., Dallas, TX
Maria A. Audero, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Marilyn Moore Basso, Vice President and General Counsel, TPG Group, Houston, TX
Barbara Becker, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY
Deborah Ben-Canaan, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Washington, DC 
Lynda A. Bennett, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Roseland, NJ and New York, NY
Suzanne S. Bettman, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, LSC Communications, Chicago, IL
Ivy Kagan Bierman, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Los Angeles CA
Katherine J. Blair, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Los Angeles, CA
Elise M. Bloom, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY
Nicole C. Brookshire, Partner, Cooley LLP, Boston, MA
Mary Ellen Callahan, Partner, Jenner & Block, Washington, DC
Laurie A. Caplane, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa, New York, NY
Christina M. Carroll, Partner, Dentons, Washington, DC
Samantha Lake Coghlan, Partner, Goodwin Procter, London, U.K. 
Margaret R. Cohen, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Creighton Condon, Senior Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, NY
Elizabeth Abbene Coleman, Partner, Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL 
Joe Conroy, Chief Executive Officer, Cooley LLP, New York, NY
Ellyce R. Cooper, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Brandy Copley, Managing Director and Counsel, GE Capital-Energy Financial Services, Houston, TX
Laura Degnan, Principal, Fish & Richardson, Washington, DC
Stephanie L. DeLong, Venable LLP, Washington DC
Pamela S. DiCarlantonio, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Chicago, IL
Demme Doufekias, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, D.C.
S. Joy Dowdle, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, Houston, TX
Lauren Drake, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Washington, D.C.
Ann-Margaret Dudley, Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Houston, TX
Sierra Elizabeth, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Nicole E. Erb, Partner, White & Case LLP, Washington, D.C.
Lisa M. Ferri, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, New York, NY
Eric Friedman, Executive Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York, NY
Victoria Furniss, Associate General Counsel, Netflix, Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Gersh, Senior Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP, New York, NY
Rahwa Ghebre-Ab, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Lionsgate Entertainment Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Jessica L. Grant, Partner, Venable LLP, San Francisco, CA 
Ruth Grant, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP, London, U.K.
Barbara R. Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL
Daryn L. Grossman, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY
Dori Hanswirth, Partner, Hogan Lovells, New York, NY
Kimberley Harris, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NBC Universal, New York, New York
Allyson Ho, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Dallas, TX
Suzanne Horne, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, London, U.K.
Jessica Hough, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC Kelly Hoey, Consultant, New York, NY
Kimberly Leach Johnson, Firm Chair, Quarles & Brady LLP, Naples, FL
Stacy J. Kanter, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY
Maria K. Karos, Partner, Sedgwick, Dallas, TX
Jodi Karpel, Senior Counsel, Employment Law Group, Walgreen Co., Deerfield, IL
Cynthia B. Keliher, Partner, McCarter & English LLP, Boston, MA
Mary Kogut, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Houston, TX
Coleen Klasmeier, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC
Laurin Blumenthal Kleiman, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY
Angela E. Kleine, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, LLP, San Francisco, CA
Barbara Kolsun, Adjunct Professor of Fashion Law and Co-Director Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law   FAME Program,  New York, NY
Joanna Diakos Kordalis, Partner, K&L Gates, New York, NY 
Barbara Kosacz,Partner, Cooley LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Diane Gabl Kratz, Senior Corporate Counsel Intellectual Property, Seagate Technology, Cupertino, CA
Catherine Lacavera, Director of IP and Litigation, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA
Michael Lackey, Partner, Mayer Brown, Washington, DC
Doreen E. Lilienfeld, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, NY
Molly K. McGinley, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Chicago, IL
Odette McMurrey Mace, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Houston, TX
Gwen Marcus, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Showtime Networks Inc., New York, NY
Jennifer Marines, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, New York, NY 
Andrea Marino, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington, DC
Doreen S. Martin, Partner, Venable LLP, New York, NY 
Pamela J. Martinson, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Los Angeles and Palo Alto, CA
Marco Massotti, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, NY
Mika Mayer, Partner, Cooley LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Krista Connelly Mayer, Business Development Manager, Complete Discovery Source (CDS), Washington, DC  
Hazel-Ann F. Mayers, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, NY
Jami Wintz McKeon, Chair of the Firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Jennifer Moss, Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Boston, MA
Andrea Murino, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington, DC
Jennifer L. Nassiri, Partner, Venable LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Andrea Newborn, Executive Vice President and General Counsel. TravelClick Inc., New York, NY
Cynthia M. Ohlenforst, Partner, K&L Gates, Dallas, TX 
Fern O’Brien, Partner, Sedgwick LLP, Washington, DC
Ijeoma Okoli, Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co., London, U.K.
Adrienne J. Olson, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP, Chicago, IL
Yvette Ostolaza, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Dallas, TX
Ellen Ostrow, Lawyers Life Coach, Washington, DC
Shannon M. O’Sullivan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY
Kathleen Packenham, Partner, Cooley LLP, New York, NY
Amy S. Park, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Carter Phillips, Chair of the Executive Committee, Sidley Austin LLP
Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, The Guardian, London, U.K.
Kimberly Phillips, Associate General Counsel, Global Litigation-Americas, Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX
Karen A. Popp, Partner, Sidley Austin, Washington, D.C. 
Marina Portnova, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Sarah Priestley, Partner, Goodwin Procter, London, U.K.  
Valerie Radwaner, Deputy Chair, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, NY
Nancy B. Reiner, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Boston, MA
Anna G. Rotman, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Houston, TX
Cheryl J. Scarboro, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Washington, DC 
Michelle J. Shapiro, Partner, Dentons, New York, NY
Charlene S. Shimada, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, San Francisco, CA
Michelle Shapiro, Partner, Dentons, New York, N.Y.
Michelle Seldin Silverman, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Princeton, NJ
Jill Simonson, Regional Leader, Community Affairs and Grassroots, Southwest Airlines, New York, NY
Elizabeth E. Smith, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Boston, MA
Katherine V. A. Smith, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Sarah K. Solum, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Menlo Park, CA
Lindsay R. Sparks, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, Houston, TX
Amelia T.R. Starr, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York, NY
Deborah L. Stein, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Lillian Stenfeldt, Partner, Sedgwick, San Francisco, CA
Eliza Stoker, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, New York, NY
Catalina Sugayan, Partner, Sedgwick, San Francisco, CA
Susan K. Sullivan, Partner, Sedgwick LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Rachpal K. Thind, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, London, U.K. 
Helen R. Trilling, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC.
Jena M. Valdetero, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP, Chicago, IL
Lydia Wahlke, General Counsel, U.S. Soccer, Chicago, IL
Cynthia Johnson Walden, Principal, Fish & Richardson, P.C., Boston, MA
Carolina Walther-Meade, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, New York, NY
Phyllis V. Wan, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Denver, CO
Adair Keating Weiss, Senior Stylist, Merchandiser, Carlisle Collection, New York, NY
Phoebe A. Wilkinson, Partner, Hogan Lovells, New York, NY
Sandra Williams, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel West Coast, CBS Television, Los Angeles, CA
Simone Wilson-Brito, Partner, McCarter & English, Newark, NJ
Gladys Xiques, Principal, Compliance Counsel, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York, NY
Judith A. Zahid, Partner, Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP, San Francisco, CA
Vanessa Zampiga, General Counsel-Europe, TPG Special Situation Partners, London, U.K.



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