Description of Program: The program will explore various paths to success for women lawyers, while pointing out the common elements of a successful career. This is an important program for associates and young lawyers. The reality is that most associates, male and female, do not become partners at their firms (whether by choice or not), and, therefore there is great benefit to understanding the many different ways to optimize their careers. Law firms too benefit when their alums achieve excellence in other settings.
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Four Times Square, New York City
Time: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking; 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Program
Moderator: Jane Sullivan Roberts, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa and WILEF Board Member
Confirmed Speakers: Nancy Kestenbaum, Partner and Co-Chair, White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, Covington & Burling and former Chief of the General Crimes Unit and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, Nancy A. Lieberman, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Gwen Marcus, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Showtime Networks Inc., Jennifer Zimmerman, Executive Director, ERISA and Employee Benefits Legal Group, Morgan Stanley