PAST WILEF EAST EVENTS

Having it All – Myths and Realities Behind Successful Women in Law   Description of Program

Date: June 26, 2013

WILEF East

WILEF East
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Title of Program: Having it All – Myths and Realities Behind Successful Women in Law 
Description of Program:  Creating an annual business/life plan that incorporates realistic, high-level objectives is important to achieving professional goals. The plan should factor in activities outside of firm life that promote your well-being and ability to energetically execute upon the plan. Panel members will discuss how they struggle to fit in work/life responsibilities without sacrificing their high standard of performance and offer guidelines on how to navigate challenging work environments.

Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Four Times Square (W. 42nd and Broadway) New York City
Time8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking; 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Program
Moderator: Mark Sirkin, Ph.D., Founder, Sirkin Advisors
Confirmed Speakers: Stephanie J. Cohen, Partner, McCarter & English LLP and WILEF Board Member; The Honorable Judith Kaye, Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Former Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals; Noreen A. Kelly-Dynega, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP and WILEF Board Member; Shira Nadich Levin, Co-Chair of the Real Estate Leasing Group, Chair of Women’s Initiative, Cooley LLP and WILEF Board Member; Hazel-Ann F. Mayers, Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and Chief Compliance Officer, CBS and WILEF Board Member.

What They Want: A Multi-generational View of Legal Career and Success

Date: March 6, 2013

WILEF East

WILEF East
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Title of Program: What They Want: A Multi-generational View of Legal Career and Success
Description of Program:  While the legal profession and law firms are changing in some ways too slowly and in other ways too fast, we may need to challenge our assumptions about what is perceived as individual career success. Moderated by workplace inter-generational expert and long-time law firm business development consultant/coach Phyllis Weiss Haserot, you will get a cross-generational view from a panel of Boomer, Gen X and Gen Y/Millennial practicing and aspiring women lawyers as well as from a former corporate lawyer, now legal recruiter. They will provide insights on: Do the different generations have a different vision of a successful career? Do they anticipate a series of careers? What has to change in firms to capitalize on the assets each generation brings and retain desirable talent? Are the definitions of success the same for women and men within each generation? What intergenerational challenges must law firms solve in order to sustain their productivity, reputation and attraction to all generations?

Location:  Proskauer Rose, New York, City
Time8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking; 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Program
Moderator:  Phyllis Weiss Haserot, Practice Development Counsel, Cros Generational Coach/Consultant
Confirmed Speakers:  Margie Grossberg, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Daryn A. Grossman, Partner Proskauer Rose and WILEF Board Member, Kristine K. Huggins, Associate, Proskauer Rose, Laurie Blumenthal Kleiman, Partner, Sidley Austin and WILEF Board Member and Chair, WILEF’s Young Lawyers’ Committee, Daryl L. Kleiman, 1L, New York University School of Law, Lilly Baird McKenna, 2L, University of San Francisco Law School.

Social Media as a Business Development Tool for Women Lawyers

Date: October 25, 2012

WILEF East

WILEF East

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Title of ProgramSocial Media as a Business Development Tool for Women Lawyers
Description of Program:  The way we make and develop business relationships has changed rapidly in the past several years. No longer is it “who you know”. Now it is “who knows about you”. In this program, a panel of experts will discuss the following elements of utilizing social media as a business development tool for women lawyers: deploying social media as a powerful rainmaking tool for women lawyers; easing into social media without feeling overwhelmed by technology or information overload;  using social media to assess and expand your network; making yourself visible to the people who matter most; distinguishing between big networks and rich networks, and discussing why each matters; understanding privacy considerations; and proactively managing your reputation on and off-line.
Location: Cooley, New York, NY
Time: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking; 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Program
Moderator: Ari Kaplan, Founder, Ari Kaplan Advisors
Confirmed SpeakersJanet Cullum, Partner, Compensation Committee Member, Marketing Committee Co-Chair, Cooley LLP,  Alitia Faccone, Partner, McCarter & English and WILEF Advisory Board Member, Hannah Green Goldberg, Manager, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions,  Kelly Hoey, Business Strategist and Co-Founder, Women Innovate Mobile and WILEF Advisory Board Member and Vivian A. Maese, Partner, Dechert LLP.

Playing the Long Game: Positioning Yourself for Career Success 

Date: June 5, 2012

WILEF East

WILEF East

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

Moderator:
Sheri Michaels, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Confirmed Speakers:
Judith A. Archer, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Lois F. Herzeca, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and WILEF Advisory Board Member
Linette S. Hwu, Vice President, Business Affairs, Travel Channel, Scripps Network
Heather D. McArn, Partner, Jenner & Block
William Rosoff, Partner, Cozen O’Connor

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Hosted by: Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Venue:
Metropolitan Club of New York
One East Sixtieth Street
New York, NY 10022
Breakfast and Networking: 8:00am – 8:30am
Program: 8:30- 10:00am

Program Description
Our panel of accomplished and high-profile lawyers will provide strategic advice and concrete ideas about positioning yourself for long-term success. This distinguished group of lawyers will share insights and advice based on their own career experiences.  The panelists will discuss building relationships, cultivating a sponsor, creating opportunities, assessing risks, obtaining recognition and advancing through various stages of your career.

Women Helping Women: We’re Here for You and Each Other

Date: March 21, 2012

WILEF East

WILEF East

Program: Women Helping Women: We’re Here for You and Each Other

Moderator:
Vivia ChenChief Blogger, The Careerist
Confirmed Speakers:
Andrea S. Kramer, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emory
Mary C. Gill, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Gail D. Zirkelbach, Partner, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP
Hilary E. Clarke, Partner, McMillan LLP
Linda D. Kornfeld, Partner, Jenner & Block

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Venue:
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Four Times Square
New York, New York 10036

Program Description
This panel comprised of senior women attorneys will discuss the powerful networks women attorneys should be building to advance within the legal profession. The panel includes several members of a unique networking group who are located across the United States/Canada and originally met at a corporate women’s retreat. Years later, these women continue to meet in-person twice a year to discuss business issues and work experiences, to brainstorm, problem solve, give and receive feedback and to mentor each other (yes, even the most senior women lawyers need mentors). This dynamic group also actively refers business to each other. Moderated by The Careerist, Vivia Chen, this promises to be an insightful discussion on the ways we can help each other succeed.

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

Date: October 26, 2011

WILEF East

WILEF East

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

Moderator:
Dr. Mark Sirkin, Sirkin Associates
Confirmed Speakers:
Amy Adler, Emily Kempin Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Daryn Grossman, Partner, Proskauer Rose
Bina Kalola, Managing Director, Global Banking & Markets, Head of Strategic Direct Investments, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Judith Kaye, Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
Jon Lindsey, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, New York office, Major, Lindsey & Africa.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Venue:
Proskauer Rose
Eleven Times Square
(Eighth Avenue & 41st Street)
New York, NY 10036-8299
Breakfast and Networking: 8:00am – 8:30am EST
Program: 8:30am – 10:00am EST

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, 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.

How You Can Impact Client Service in a Positive Way 

Date: June 9, 2011

WILEF East

WILEF East

Program: How You Can Impact Client Service in a Positive Way

Moderator:
David H. Freeman, J.D., CEO, David Freeman Consulting Group LLC
Confirmed Speakers:
Thomas C. Rice , Partner and Co-Chair, Litigation Department, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Eric B. Rothenberg, Partner and Director, Environmental Practice, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Alicia J. Batts, Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department, Proskauer Rose LLP
Barbara Kolsun, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Stuart Weitzman, LLC
Gladys Xiques, Principal Compliance Counsel, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Lori M. Hotz, Chief Operating Officer, Lazard Wealth Management LLC

Date: Thursday, June 9
Venue: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Breakfast and Networking: 8:00am – 8:30am EST
Program: 8:30am – 10:00am EST

Program Description
Outstanding client service ensures repeat business, opportunities for cross-selling and new client referrals. So what is outstanding client service and are you delivering outstanding service consistently to all of your clients? Client service is what distinguishes top practitioners and firms. Clients and potential clients seek attorneys at all levels of experience who not only deliver cutting-edge legal advice, but who provide an outstanding work experience. WILEF’s panel of practitioners, who have distinguished themselves in providing exceptional client service, will address such topics as best-practices for client service, creating a client-service culture, soliciting client feedback and managing client expectations. They will also discuss their own experiences and the challenges of taking client service to the next level. Internal service (to firm partners and associates) is as important as external service to clients, so we will also explore techniques used by successful rainmakers for building outstanding relationships within a firm.

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

Date: March 16, 2011

WILEF East

WILEF East
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Being Strategic About 24/7: Assignments, Committees and Community

Moderator:
Joe Calve, Chief Marketing Officer, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Speakers: 
Mimi Hunter, Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Nicolas Koechlin, Managing Director, Capital Markets, RR Donnelley
Linda Listrom, Executive Director, National Association of Urban Debate Leagues
Joanie Stringer, Managing Director, Northern Trust

Opportunity: An Invaluable Career Success Tool

Date: October 20, 2010

WILEF East

WILEF East
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
Opportunity: An Invaluable Career Success Tool

Moderators:
Laurie A. Caplane, Partner and Global Practice Manager for the Partner Group, Major, Lindsey & Africa

Speakers: 
Karen Brinkmann Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Noreen Kelly-Najah, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Andrea J. Schwartzman, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Gladys Xiques, Principal and Compliance Counsel, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Part 2 – Your Career and You: Taking the Lead in Developing Your Practice

Date: June 9, 2010

WILEF East

WILEF EAST
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Part 2 – Your Career and You: Taking the Lead in Developing Your Practice

Moderator:
Kelly Hoey, President, 85 Broads, LLC

Speakers: 
Karin A. DeMasi, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Elizabeth L. Grayer, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Julie A. North, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Patricia S. Skigen – Recently retired Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel, Financial Services Division, of American International Group, Inc