Agenda



    REGISTRATION


     

    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


    WELCOME REMARKS & LUNCHEON

    11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

    JOAN C. WILLIAMS, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of Law


    ACCESS AND ALLIES: THE POWER GAME

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

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    PATRICIA K. GILLETTE, Partner, Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP

    Words matter. And that couldn't be more true than when people are asked to react to the word "feminism". That word evokes images for some of equality - equality in home, work, compensation, and community, and for others of angry, militant women from the 60s. We will explore the "new feminism" that merges the two images into a movement, using the passion surrounding the inequities of the past to bring equality of opportunities to the next generation of leaders. The new feminism brings men into the conversation and recognizes that they have access to power and can be allies in moving women into positions of power. We will discuss how we got to this point, what motivates men to be involved in the movement, and the benefits that flow from engaging men in the process and making them part of the solution.


    BREAK

    12:45 PM - 1:00 PM


    FACILITATED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    A peer-to-peer, facilitated conversation focusing on the issues and impediments encountered by women lawyers as they strive for equity partnership. Situations discussed will include gender bias, recognition of contribution to firm leadership, origination, risk of internal politics, and effective and ethical client management, setting the stage for participants to learn how to align their skills to their particular firm's strategy, culture, and position in the marketplace.


    BREAK


    2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


    RESOURCE PANEL

    2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

    JOAN B. TUCKER FIFE, Managing Partner of San Francisco Office, Winston & Strawn LLP
    NEDA MANSOORIAN
    , Partner & Chief Legal Officer, McManis Faulkner
    KAREN E. SILVERMAN, Managing Partner of San Francisco Office, Latham & Watkins LLP
    HILARY WARE, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Netflix, Inc. 

    The panelists, drawing from their own deep professional experience, will provide guidance and offer strategies on how to handle these challenges with integrity and the highest level of professional conduct towards clients and other lawyers.


    COCKTAIL RECEPTION

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

     

    *subject to change


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