PAST WILEF Chicago EVENTS

Taking Charge of Your Financial Future: Financial and Estate Planning Advice You Should Consider

Date: October 24, 2012

WILEF Chicago

WILEF Chicago

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Title of Program:  Taking Charge of Your Financial Future: Financial and Estate Planning Advice You Should Consider
Location:  K&L Gates, Chicago, IL
Time:  5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and following the program until 7:30 p.m. Reception and Networking; 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Program

Moderator: Heidi Rudolph, Former Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs, Sara Lee Corporation (now Hillshire Brands)
Confirmed Speakers:  Sandra K. Newman, Partner, K&L Gates, Lucy K. Park, Partner, K&L Gates, Andrea L. Zopp, President and CEO, Chicago Urban League, Laura Linger, William Blair & Co.

Jumpstarting Your Career Engine: I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

Date: June 27, 2012

WILEF Chicago

WILEF Chicago

Program: Jumpstarting Your Career Engine: I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

Moderator:
Theresa Jaffe, Principal, Theresa Jaffe Consulting and Co-Chair, WILEF Chicago
Confirmed Speakers:
Cathy A. Birkeland, Partner and Deputy Office Managing Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Maja C. Eaton, Partner and Firmwide Co-Chair of the Committee for the Retention and Promotion
Of Women, Sidley Austin LLP
Rena Hozore Reiss, General Counsel and Secretary, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Natalie J. Spears, Partner, SNR Denton

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Venue:
Latham & Watkins LLP
Conference Center
Willis Tower
233 South Waker Drive, 34th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Breakfast and Networking: 8:00am – 8:30am
Program: 8:30- 10:00am

Program Description
Our panel of seasoned and accomplished women will provide the high octane insights you need to fuel your legal career engine.  Experience is the best teacher. This is your opportunity to learn from women who have made important decisions and choices in their lives that have influenced where they are today and the path they took to get there.  Our panelists will share their views and advice on critical career planning issues including:  Assessing Rewards & Risks of Assignments; Building and Leveraging Your Network; Cultivating Sponsors; Establishing Your Personal Brand; Developing Yourself as a Leader; Serving the Profession and Community; Developing Client Relationships and much more!!  Don’t miss this memorable, motivating and information-packed program!

Trust: Building and Maintaining Trust Between Outside Counsel and Their Clients 

Date: March 22, 2012

WILEF Chicago

WILEF Chicago 

Program: Trust: Building and Maintaining Trust Between Outside Counsel and Their Clients

Moderator:
Lisa C. Snow, WILEF Chicago Co-Chair and Principal, Davis & Hosfield Consulting LLC
Confirmed Speakers:
Linda K. Myers, Partner and Member of Global Management Committee, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Donna Deye, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Totes Isotoner Corporation
Lisa J. Pattis, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Patricia Kane Schmidt, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Venue:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 North LaSalle Street
Kirkland & Ellis Conference Center
Chicago, IL 60654
Breakfast and Networking: 8:00am – 8:30am
Time: 8:30- 10:00am

Program Description
Delivering high quality advice and service may be the easy part. How can you gain the client’s trust when they need to focus on managing costs and minimizing disruption to their company? How does that requirement co-exist successfully with your chargeable hours requirements? Our panel of accomplished and high-profile women lawyers has seen it from both sides. This extraordinary group of women will share their experiences and insights to help you deliver today and plan for your future success.

Playing the Long Game: Positioning Yourself for Career Success 

Date: October 12, 2011

WILEF Chicago

WILEF Chicago

Program: Playing the Long Game: Positioning Yourself for Career Success

Moderator:
Susan R. Sneider, Founder & President New Vistas Consulting
Confirmed Speakers:
Jerry K. Clements, Partner & Chair, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Linda K. Myers, Partner & Member of the Global Management Committee, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Susan C. McSwain, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Fidelity Investments
Sheli Z. Rosenberg, Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Venue:
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
111 South Wacker Drive
29th Floor Conference Center
Chicago, IL 60606
Breakfast and Networking: 8:00am – 8:30 am CT
Program: 8:30am – 10:00am CST

Program Description
Our panel of accomplished and high-profile women lawyers will provide strategic advice and concrete ideas about positioning yourself for long-term success. This extraordinary group of women will share insights and advice based on their own career experiences. The panelists will discuss building relationships, cultivating a mentor, creating opportunities, assessing risks, obtaining recognition and advancing through various stages of your career. WILEF looks forward to welcoming you to this information-packed program!

Ambition: The Fuel for Your Career Engine (or Why Talent Isn’t Enough) 

Date: June 21, 2011

WILEF Chicago

WILEF Chicago Inaugural Event

Program: Ambition: The Fuel for Your Career Engine (or Why Talent Isn’t Enough)

Moderator:
Theresa A. Jaffe, Principal, Theresa Jaffe Consulting and Co-Chair WILEF Chicago
Confirmed Speakers:
Catherine (Kit) Chaskin, Partner and Firm-wide Chair, Women’s Initiative Network, Reed Smith LLP
Kristin M. Coleman, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Brunswick Corporation
Sara J. Gourley, Partner and Member Executive Committee, Sidley Austin LLP
Jennifer A. Kenedy, Managing Partner and Chair of Firm-wide Board of Directors, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP

Date: Tuesday, June 21
Venue: Sidley Austin LLP
One South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60603
Breakfast and Networking: 8:00am – 8:30 am CT
Program: 8:30am – 10:00am CST

Program Description
Ambition is assumed to be a prerequisite for success, yet many women are ambivalent about having or expressing ambition. From their varied perspectives, our moderator and speakers will address the role of ambition in their own success and in the success of the more junior women with whom they have interacted. They will also discuss such topics as the meaning of ambition; how to communicate ambition in the face of possible double standards; and the existence of generational differences in the way women view ambition.