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 2019 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Grand Hyatt New York

For 120 years, the National Association of Women Lawyers has been empowering women in the legal profession and has acted as the voice of women in the law. In continuing with tradition, this summer we will once again celebrate leaders in our organization and the profession, along with comprehensive and rich workshop programming relevant to women in all fields of legal practice. Join NAWL and over 900 attendees, including outside and in-house counsel, and attorneys from government, military, non-profits, and academia, at the 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Schedule of Events
*requires "full day" ticket

   Wednesday, July 17

NAWL Challenge Club | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
invitation only

Welcome Reception | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Join other Annual Meeting attendees as we meet and network on Wednesday, July 17 at the Grand Hyatt New York.

Thursday, July 18

Networking Breakfast | 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Join us for a networking breakfast to connect with other Annual Meeting attendees including outside and in-house counsel, and attorneys from government, military, non-profits, and academia.
Special opportunity to connect with Affinity Groups and
Diversity & Inclusion Committee! 

 Concurrent Workshop Programming* | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM 
 Social Media and Free Speech - What can you do when your employees' speech impacts your company?

 Ethics Hot Topics

Concurrent Workshop Programming* | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
 A View from the Top: Senior Executives Discuss Impact of
Current Financial Trends

 Increasing Confidence and Success Through
Positive Intelligence (PQ)

Awards Luncheon | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join us to celebrate leaders in our organization and profession.

Plenary Programming* | 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
MeToo in the Legal Profession – What Now?

Plenary Programming* | 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
The Battle for14th Amendment and the Evolving Role of the Amicus Brief in Appellate Litigation

NAWL Past President Celebration* | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Before you depart for the day, join us to unwind, debrief your favorite sessions, and network with all of your new contacts and former NAWL presidents!

Exciting Optional Event | 7:00PM
Join NAWL for the Broadway show
"What the Constitution Means to Me"

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Awards Luncheon Information
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Welcome & NAWL Presidents' Addresses

Awards Presentation

Arabella Babb Mansfield Award
to ACLU Women's Rights Project in recognition of professional achievement, positive influence, and valuable contribution to women in the law and in society - Galen Sherwin, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU will accept the award on behalf of the ACLU Women's Rights Project.

M. Ashley Dickerson Award
to Grace Speights, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, in recognition of lawyers who promote diversity

President's Award
to USAA for championing policies, programs, and procedures to retain, promote, and advance women attorneys - Deneen Donnley, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary will accept the award on behalf of USAA. 

Lead By Example Award
to James L. Chosy, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, U.S. Bancorp, in recognition of a leading male attorney who supports the advancement of women within his organization

Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award
recognizing leading NAWL members for their exemplary work and contributions to NAWL  - this year we will honor Susan Alker, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Crescent Cove Advisors, LLC.; Elizabeth Banzhoff, Counsel, Perkins Coie; Tamela Merriweather, Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Northern Trust Corporation; and Heather Stenmark, Counsel, Allstate.



Thank You to Our 2019 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon Sponsors



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Thank You to Our Partnering Organizations 


The Asian-Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida

The Association for Women Lawyers (in Wisconsin)

Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network

Dade County Bar Association

Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association

The Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers

Houston Association of Women Attorneys

Indiana State Bar Association

International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges

Iranian American Bar Association (Dallas)

Jacksonville Women's Lawyer's Association




Lawyer's Club of San Diego

The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc.

Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association
of Women Lawyers

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The National Association of Minority & Women
Owned Law Firms

Orange Co. Women Lawyers Association

Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston

Tallahassee Women Lawyers

Women’s Bar Association of Maryland

Women’s Energy Network of South Texas

Women’s In House Network





Thank You to Our Planning Committee

Sarretta McDonough
Los Angeles,CA
Planning Committee Co-Chair
NAWL President

Kristin Sostowski
Gibbons P.C.
Newark, NJ
Planning Committee Co-Chair
NAWL President-Elect

Eman Ahmed-Fakhry

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Bridgewater, NJ, IL
Logistics Co-Chair

April Boyer

K & L Gates
Miami, FL
Marketing Co-Chair

Johanna Darby

Fox Rothschild LLP
Wilmington, DE
Publications Chair
Colleen DeNoto
Prudential, Inc.
Newark, NY
Sponsorship Co-Chair

Karen Erivona
Newark, NJ
Logistics Chair
Janet Hendrick
Phillips Murrah P.C.
Dallas, TX
Marketing Co-Chair
Nikaela Jacko Redd
Morgan Stanley
Baltimore, MD
Sponsorship Co-Chair

Rachel Kurth
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
New York, NY
Sponsorship Co-Chair 
Nancy Lottinville
Law Office Nancy A. Lottinville, LLC
Morristown, NJ CA
Logistics Co-Chair
 Arleen Nand
Greenberg Traurig
Minneapolis, MN
Program Co-Chair
Ora Sheinson
Jade Mountain Partners
New York, NY
Program Co-Chair

Nikki Adame-Winningham

Pfizer Inc.
New York, NY

Nancye Bethurem

U.S. Army
Dallas, TX

Christina Bortz
Alston & Bird LLP
Atlanta, GA
Mary E. Card-Mina
U.S. Army
Fairfax, VA

Elizabeth Carter
New York, NY
Bernadette Catalana
New York, NY
Julie Feigeles
Feigeles & Haimo LLP
North Miami Beach, FL

Louise Genussa
A T & T
New York, NY

Maya Ginsburg
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Roseland, NJ

Faith Gold
Cooley Law
Lansing, MI
Samantha Haimo 
Feigeles & Haimo LLP
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Claire Hall
Los Angeles, CA
Brooklyn Hildebrandt
Beveridge & Diamond
Washington, D.C.
Robin A. Jabour
AtleeHall LLP
Lancaster, PA

Alyse Katz
San Jose, CA
Galit Kierkut
Sills Cummis
Newark, NJ
Laura Komarek
Alston & Bird LLP
Atlanta, GA
Ann Li
Crowell & Moring LLP
New York, NY

Sari M. Long 
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Washington, D.C.

Dacia Meng 
Beveridge & Diamond
Washington, D.C.

Aracely Munoz
Center for Reproductive Rights
Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Nagle
K & L Gates
Boston, MA

Anupama Prasad

Cozen O'Connor
New York, NY

Trey Sadiq
San Antonio, TX

Alyssa Sandrowitz
Lewis Brisbois
Denver, CO

Shandy Sastow

Veritext/Sastow Mediation
New York, NY

Amie E. Penny Sayler

Bassford Remele
Minneapolis, MN

Margo W. Smith

Hon. Duane Benton
Houston, TX

Tracy Steedman

Adelberg Rudow Member & Leed
Baltimore, MD

Allison Stevenson

Hill Ward Henderson
Tampa, FL

Sheea Sybblis

Boehringer Ingelheim
New York, NY

Mirlande Telfort

McGuire Woods LLP
New York, NY

Loly Tor

K & L Gates
Newark, NJ

Cara C. Vecchione

Robinson & Cole LLP
New York, NY

Elyse Velagic

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Toronto, ON.

Nanci Weissgold

Alston & Bird LLP
Washington, D.C

Amy Woltman
Prudential, Inc.
Newark NJ

Patricia Wood
Sidley Austin LLP
London, England