PAST WILEF WEST EVENTS

She’s the Boss: Women Leading Men and Women Leading Women 

Date: November 1, 2011

WILEF West

WILEF West

Program: She’s the Boss: Women Leading Men and Women Leading Women

Moderator:
Judith Zahid, Partner, Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP
Confirmed Speakers:
Hon. Melinda Haag, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California
Natasha Innocenti, Partner and Office Practice Leader, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Anne Rea, Partner, Management Committee Member, Executive Committee Member, Global Practice Leader of the ERISA Litigation Practice, Sidley Austin LLP
Karen Silverman, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Lillian Stenfeldt, Partner and Chair, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group, Sedgwick LLP

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Venue:
Latham & Watkins LLP
505 Montgomery St., Ste. 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
Breakfast and Networking: 8:00am – 8:30am
Time: 8:30- 10:00am

Program Description
Women, like all leaders, are most effective when they lead with authenticity, bringing their personal strengths, vision and voice to leadership. In this program, a panel of prominent and influential women will address how they have transcended gender expectations within their firm or organization to be seen as strong leaders, and how they have successfully dealt with resistance to their leadership.

Social Media as a Business Development Tool for Women Lawyers 

Date: June 22, 2011

WILEF West

WILEF WEST

Program: Social Media as a Business Development Tool for Women Lawyers

Moderator:
Ari Kaplan, Principal, Ari Kaplan Advisors
Confirmed Speakers:
S. Ashlie Beringer, Partner and Co-Chair of the Information Technology and Data Privacy practice group, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Christine E. Lyon, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Erika Rottenberg, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, LinkedIn
Dianne L. Sweeney, Senior Associate, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Date: Wednesday, June 22
Venue: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1114
Breakfast and Networking: 8:00am – 8:30am
Time: 8:30- 10:00am

Program Description
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
  • Proactively managing your reputation on and off-line

 

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

Date: March 31, 2011

WILEF West

WILEF West
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Ambition: The Fuel for Your Career Engine (or Why Talent Isn’t Enough)

Moderator:
Maureen Broderick, Founder and CEO, Broderick & Company

Speakers: 
Ida Abbott, Principal, Ida Abbott Consulting LLC
Kara Baysinger, Partner, Vice Chair Insurance Practice, Lateral Acquisition Partner, Management Team member,
Policy and Planning Committee member and Women’s Business Development Group member, SNR Denton
Mary G. Murphy, Partner and Executive Committee Member, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Kim Thompson, Principal, General Counsel’s Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

 

Career Paths: Strategy and Serendipity

Date: October 7, 2010

WILEF West

WILEF WEST
Thursday, October 7th, 2010
Career Paths: Strategy and Serendipity

Moderators:
Jessica Natkin, Director of Programs, Project for Attorney Retention, WorkLife Law, UC Hastings

Speakers: 
Dorian Daley, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Oracle Corporation
Barbara Caulfield, Partner, Kaye Scholer LLP
Karen M. King, Managing Director and the General Counsel for Silver Lake
Amy Park, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Marina Park, CEO, Girl Scouts of Northern California (formerly Managing Partner, Pillsbury)

Trust: Building and Maintaining Trust between Outside Counsel and their Clients

Date: June 23, 2010

WILEF West

WILEF WEST
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Trust: Building and Maintaining Trust between Outside Counsel and their Clients

Moderator:
Judy Allen, Office Managing Partner, Northern California, Major, Lindsey & Africa

Speakers: 
Mary T. Huser, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Joan M. Haratani, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Mallun Yen, Vice President, Worldwide Intellectual Property, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Priya Sanger, Senior Counsel, Strategy & Operational Risk Group, Wells Fargo Bank and Incoming President of the Bar Association of San Francisco

Mastering Negotiation for Business and Career

Date: April 20, 2010

WILEF West

WILEF WEST
April 20, 2010
Mastering Negotiation for Business and Career

Moderator:
Debra L. Mellinkoff, Esq., Principal, Mellinkoff Mediati

Speakers: 
Ora T. Fisher, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Karen G. Johnson-McKewan, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Deborah A. Marshall, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Katharine (Katie) A. Martin, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

 

Playing the Long Game: Positioning Yourself for Career Success

Date: October 27, 2009

WILEF West

WILEF West

Moderator: 
Marty Africa, Major Lindsey & Africa

Speakers: 
Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Maureen Sheehy, Partner, Townsend & Townsend & Crew
Laura Stein, Senior Vice President and General Counsel , The Clorox Company
Hilary Krane, Senior Vice President & General Counsel , Levi Strauss & Company

Inaugural Event WILEF West Client Relationships: How to Build Them and Get Credit for Them

Date: June 6, 2009

WILEF West

WILEF West

Moderator: 
Ida O. Abbott, Ida Abbott Consulting

Speakers: 
Barbara Kosacz, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
Nina (NIcki) Locker, Partner, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
Katherine Kelly Lutton, Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C.
Allison Leopold Tilley, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP