PAST WILEF Chicago EVENTS

In Conversation With Lydia Wahlke, Vice President and General Counsel of the Chicago Cubs

Date: July 11, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m

Location: Mayer Brown LLP

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Kristin Seeger, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, will be interviewing Lydia Wahlke

Practical Tools for Business Development: What You Can Do and Tips from the Top!

Date: November 10, 2016

Location: Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL

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Moderator:
Jane Pigott, Managing Director, R3 Group

Confirmed Speakers:
Jennifer Coyne, Associate General Counsel, United Airlines, Joseph McCoy, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP, Linda Myers Partner Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Co-Chair, WILEF Chicago, Lisa C. Snow, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps LLC

Coaching and Cocktails

Date: April 6, 2016

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Location: Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL

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Moderator:
Jena M. Valdetero, Partner, Bryan Cave and WILEF Board Member

Speakers:
Jodi Glickman, Great on the Job, Alexandra Schwarzman, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis, Marla Persky, CEO and President, WOMN, LLC and Molly McGinley, Partner, K&L Gates

Advance Your Legal Career Though an Effective Sponsor and/or Mentor Relationship

Date: October 23, 2015

Location: Kirkland & Ellis

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Moderator:  
Sarah L. “Sally” Olson, Chief Diversity Officer, Sidley Austin

Confirmed Speakers: 
Catalina J. Sugayan, Partner, Sedgwick and WILEF Board Member, Marcos G. Cancio, Partner Sedgwick, Brian A. Sher, Partner, Bryan Cave, Jena M. Vadetero, partner Bryan Cave and WILEF Board Member, Monica M. Weed, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Navigant Consulting, Inc., Michelle Kilkenney, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

In Conversation With The Honorable Jessica O’Brien, Judge Circuit Court of Cook County

Date: June 24, 2015

Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago

WILEF Chicago hosted by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago
In Conversation With The Honorable Jessica O’Brien, Judge Circuit Court of Cook County

ANNUAL LAW FIRM LEADERS EVENTS: It Starts at the Top: What Law Firm Leaders Can Do to Impact the Success of Women in Their Firms

Date: October 22, 2014

WILEF Chicago Hosted by Sidley Austin, Chicago, IL

Moderator:  Lisa J. Pattis, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Confirmed Speakers:  Thomas P. Fitzgerald, Managing Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, Carter G. Phillips, Chair of the Executive Committee, Sidley Austin LLP and Member, WILEF Law Firm Leaders Council, Lisa (Lee) A. Schreter, Chairman of the Board, Co-Chair, Wage and Hour Practice Group, Littler Mendelsohn P.C., Terrence J. Truax, Managing Partner, Jenner & Block.

Evening Reception with Lisa Madigan in conversation with Lisa Snow

Date: July 14, 2014

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lathrop & Gage, Chicago, IL

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A candid conversation with Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan.   Lisa Madigan has brought a high level of activism to the Office of Illinois Attorney General. From her first days in office, she has demonstrated principled leadership, putting policy before politics and focusing her work as the state’s top legal advocate on protecting the people and communities of Illinois. Under Madigan’s leadership, the Consumer Protection Division has established a national reputation for aggressively safeguarding consumers from financial fraud and unsafe products. Madigan has dedicated the energy and resources of her office to protecting children and women from the dangers of sexual predators and established herself as a leader in the public’s fight for open and accessible government.

Guest Speaker:  Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General
In Conversation With: Lisa C. Snow, Principal, Davis & Hosfield Consulting LLC and Co-Chair, WILEF Chicago

Being Strategic About 24/7: Assignments, Committees and Community

Date: March 5, 2014

WILEF Chicago

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Title of Program:  Being Strategic About 24/7: Assignments, Committees and Community
Description of Program:  With only 24 hours in a day, you have to be strategic and selective when taking on new assignments or joining a committee or not-for-profit board. If you’re going to get “distracted” from billable work, what should you focus on and why? Make your “instinct” to contribute or volunteer, work for your career.
Location: Jenner & Block, 353 N. Clark Street, Chicago
Time:  8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking; 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Program
Moderator:  Heidi Rudolph, Senior Vice President, Aegis Advantage LLC
Confirmed Speakers: Eileen M. Liu, Partner, Sidley & Austin LLP, Michelle Kilkenney, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Tamara L. Meyer, Divisional Senior Vice President, Chief Litigation Counsel, Health Care Service Corporation, Charlotte L. Wager, Partner and Chief Talent Officer, Jenner & Block

How Am I Doing? – Managing, Influencing and Maximizing the Professional Review Process  Description of Program

Date: June 26, 2013

WILEF Chicago
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Title of Program: How Am I Doing? – Managing, Influencing and Maximizing the Professional Review Process
Description of Program:  Your professional performance review is important not just to your advancement and compensation, but to your perceived value in your firm or company. The results have long-term impact and can influence your ability to get the types of work assignments and promotion opportunities that advance your career. Every organization has its own criteria and system for evaluating its attorneys. However, regardless of where you work, there are strategies that will help you manage the performance review process more effectively, influence how you are perceived and provide long-term benefit to you. Our panelists will discuss strategies they have used, and seen others use, what works for and against people in the review process and what you need to do to successfully manage feedback and interactions during the professional review process.

Location: Kirkland & Ellis LLP 300 North LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60654
Time8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking; 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Program
Moderator: Theresa Jaffe, Principal, Theresa Jaffe Consulting and Co-Chair WILEF Chicago
Confirmed Speakers: Beth J. Dickstein Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; Verónica Gómez, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Exelon; Sarah E. Kirson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Eve Gerriets Mongiardo, Chief Financial & Chief Operating Officer, Irving Place Capital.

I or We: The Fine Art of Self Promotion 

Date: March 19, 2013

WILEF Chicago
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Title of Program:  I or We: The Fine Art of Self Promotion 
Description of Program:  Advocating for yourself and explaining the full extent of the value you bring in your firm or corporation will keep you on the path to success.  These highly successful and professionally recognized panelists will discuss why effectively promoting yourself is important for your law firm or corporation; how they overcame early hesitations about promoting themselves; how they balance recognizing the team, acknowledging others, and highlighting their own achievements; and strategies for promoting themselves in culturally-accepted ways.

Location:  Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL
Time:  8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking; 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Program
Moderator: Lisa C. Snow, Principal, Davis & Hosfield Consulting LLC and Co-Chair, WILEF Chicago
Confirmed Speakers:  Elizabeth Coleman, Partner, Jenner & Block and WILEF Board Member, Rosemary G. Feit, Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel, General Growth Properties, Inc., Maria C. Green, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Illinois Tool Works Inc., Sonya Olds Som, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa.