Welcome to the first Seattle Conference of the National Association of Women Lawyers ("NAWL")! NAWL has provided leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession since 1899, and we’re delighted to help further its mission at a regional level with our local colleagues. We look forward to spending a day focused on what’s made some of the top lawyers of our region successful, how we can better support and contribute to each other, and what we each can do to make our profession more diverse and inclusive – not just for women, but for all groups who remain underrepresented at the top levels of the law. As a steadfast leader in diversity, acceptance, and inclusivity in the country on a wide-range of issues, it is only natural for Seattle to integrate these same ideals into the makeup of the legal profession.

    We hope this conference will be the first of many NAWL programs in Seattle and the first in an ongoing discussion on how we maintain enthusiasm and commitment to ensure the people in the legal profession reflect our society. We know the success of these goals will depend on ensuring a broad spectrum of lawyers – from a variety of roles, levels, ages, and life experiences; women and men – come together. We not only encourage you to attend, but ask you to invite your friends and colleagues to do so as well. We look forward to an engaging and inspiring dialogue and ask you to come ready with questions and ideas, as well as your business cards. We hope you leave more excited about our profession, more inspired about ways to improve it, and with new connections to solidify our commitment to diversity in the legal profession.

    Finally, we wish to thank all the people who have helped to pull this event together. From our sub-committee co-chairs and members, to our sponsors, to the outstanding staff and Board members at NAWL. We thank you.

    Regards,

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    Jaime Drozd Allen
    Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Seattle Conference Co-Chair

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    Sima Sarrafan
    Senior Attorney, Microsoft
    Seattle Conference Co-Chair


    Thank You To Our Sponsors

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    Thank You To Our Partnering Organizations

    Association for Women Lawyers (Wisconsin)

    Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City

    Association of Black Women Attorneys

    Black Law Students Association - Western Region

    Florida Association for Women Lawyers

    Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

    Lawyers Club of San Diego

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association

    National Conference of Women's Bar Associations

    New Hampshire Women's Bar Association

    Oregon Women Lawyers

    QLaw Association of Washington

    Washington Women Lawyers

    Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

    Women's Bar Association of Maryland

    Women's In-House Network

    Thank You To Our Planning Committee

    Jaime Drozd Allen
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Event Co-chair

    Sima F. Sarrafan
    Microsoft
    Seattle, WA
    Event Co-chair

    Heather Bell
    Walmart
    Bentonville, AR
    Marketing Co-chair
    Sarah B. Bowman
    K&L Gates LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Meredith Brooks
    Amazon
    Seattle, WA
    Sponsorship Co-chair
    Kristie Crawford
    Brown & James PC
    Springfield, MO
    Becky Francis
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Program Co-chair
    Samantha Funk
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Sponsorship Co-chair
    Jenny Garrett
    Walmart
    Bentonville, AR
    Susan Hacker
    T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Seattle, WA
    Mary DePaolo Haddad
    Helsell Fetterman LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Marketing Co-chair
    Tina N. Moss
    Perkins Coie LLP
    New York, NY
    Erin K. Nord
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Charlotte Pashley
    McGuireWoods LLP
    Los Angeles, CA
    Melanie Phillips
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Kristen Pugsley-Onsager
    Microsoft
    Seattle, WA
    Program Co-chair
    Lauren B. Rainwater
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Sponsorship Co-chair
    Gigi Rollini
    Messer Caparello, P.A.
    Tallahassee,FL
     Brittany Buckley Salup
    Kean Miller LLP
    New Orleans, LA
     Mary Jo Schrade
    Microsoft
    Seattle, WA
    Catharine Morisset
    Fisher & Phillips LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Su K. Suh
    Intel Corporation
    Portland, OR
    Laurie Ann Thompson
    Fowler White Burnett
    West Palm Beach, FL

    Jennifer A. Champlin
    Walmart
    Bentonville, AR
    NAWL Board Liaison

    Sam A. Miller
    Intel Corporation
    Santa Clara, CA
    NAWL Board Liaison
     

    Kristin D. Sostowski
    Gibbons P.C.
    Newark, NJ
    NAWL Board Liaison



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