2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Grand Hyatt New York

    Save the date for National Association of Women Lawyers’ 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon which will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The Luncheon will draw over 900 attendees, including outside and in-house counsel, and attorneys from government, military, non-profits, and academia. In addition to the Awards Luncheon celebrating leaders in our organization and profession, there will be comprehensive and rich workshop programming relevant to women in all fields of legal practice. 

    Schedule of Events
    *requires "full day" ticket

    Wednesday, July 18

    Welcome Reception | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Join other Annual Meeting attendees as we meet and network on Wednesday, July 18 at the Grand Hyatt New York.

    Thursday, July 19

    Networking Breakfast* | 9:30 AM - 10:15 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.

    Concurrent Workshop Programming* | 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM 
    Panel Discussion on Women's Advancement & Diversity
    Women in Cybersecurity Panel Discussion

    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
    An Interview with Roberta Kaplan

    NAWL Past President Celebration| 3:30 PM - 5:30 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!

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

    Welcome & NAWL Presidents' Addresses

    Awards Presentation

    Arabella Babb Mansfield Award
    to Roberta Kaplan in recognition of her professional achievement, positive influence, and valuable contribution to women in the law and in society

    M. Ashley Dickerson Award
    to Sandra Phillips Rogers, Group Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Toyota Motor North America, Inc., in recognition of lawyers who promote diversity

    President's Award
    to 3M Company for championing policies, programs, and procedures to retain, promote, and advance women attorneys 

    Lead By Example Award
    to Ben Wilson, Chairman of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., 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 Theresa Baker, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, MetLife, Inc.; Arleen Nand, Partner, DLA Piper LLP; Gigi Rollini, Shareholder, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson; and Sima Sarrafan, Senior Attorney, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft


    Thank You to Our 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon Sponsors



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    Thank You to Our Partnering Organizations 

    Association of Black Women Attorneys

    Austin Bar Association

     Finger Lakes Women's Bar Association

    Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia

    Indiana State Bar Association

    Ms. JD

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association

    National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms

    National Association of Women Judges

    National Bar Association

    New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

    New Hampshire Women's Bar Association

    Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia  

     Women's Bar Association of the Maryland

    Westchester Women's Bar Association



    Thank You to Our Planning Committee

    Angela Beranek Brandt
    Larson King LLP
    St. Paul, MN
    Planning Committee Co-Chair
    NAWL President

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

    Maria S. Doughty

    Allstate Insurance Company
    Northbrook, IL
    Sponsorship Co-Chair

    Karen Erivona

    Prudential Financial
    Newark, NJ
    Logistics Co-Chair

    Ellen L. Farrell

    Toyota Motor North America
    Plano, TX
    Marketing Co-Chair
    Amanda Hamilton
    Haug Partners LLP
    Washington, DC
    Publications Co-Chair

    Nancy A. Lottinville
    Newark, NJ
    Logistics Co-Chair
    Roslyn Mitchell
    Toyota Motor North America
    Los Angeles, CA
    Marketing Co-Chair
    Kristen J. Nesbit
    Fisher & Phillips LLP
    Los Angeles, CA
    Publications Chair

    Courtney Rangen
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Los Angeles, LA
    Sponsorship Co-Chair 
    Karen Robinson
    Adobe Systems, Inc.
    San Francisco, CA
    Program Co-Chair
      Chadé Severin
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher
    & Flom LLP
    Boston, MA
    Program Co-Chair 

    Nikki Adame-Winningham

    Pfizer Inc.
    New York, NY

    Elizabeth M. Banzhoff

    Perkins Coie LLP
    Denver, CO

    April Boyer
    K&L Gates LLP
    Miami, FL
    Megan R. Brillault
    Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
    New York, NY

    Jennifer Brown
    Allstate Insurance Company
    Northbrook, IL
    LTC Mary Card-Mina
    U.S. Army
    Fairfax, VA
    Lindsay G. Carlson
    Bowman and Brooke LLP
    Torrance, CA

    Maria E. Carnicella
    Blank Rome LLP
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Johnna M. Darby
    Shaw Fishman Glantz
    &Towbin LLC
    Wilmington, DE

    Susan George
    Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
    New York, NY
    Vivian Grigorians
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Los Angeles, CA

    Claire Hall
    DLA Piper LLP
    Los Angeles, CA
    Serena P. Hallowell
    Labaton Sucharow
    New York, NY
    Alexandra Haner
    Beck & Thomas, P.C.
    New York, NY

    Michelle E. Irwin
    Haug Partners
    New York, NY
    Bridget Marsh
    Loan Syndications Trading
    New York, NY
    Patricia Melville
    Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
    Miami, FL
    Dacia Meng
    Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
    Washington, DC

    Michelle Ballard Miller
    Miller Law Group
    San Francisco, CA
    Megan L. Morgan
    Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
    Baltimore, MD

    Arleen Nand
    DLA Piper LLP
    Minneapolis, MN
    Sarah R. Nichols
    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash,
    Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
    San Francisco, CA
    Loren L. Pierce
    McElroy, Deutch, Mulvaney
    & Carpenter LLP
    Morristown, NJ

    Anu Prasad
    Cozen O'Connor
    New York, NY

    Carolina Ramirez
    Vannin Capital LLC
    New York, NY

    Carolyn Rashby
    Miller Law Group
    San Francisco, CA

    Nila Ray
    Fletcher Yoder, P.C.
    Houston, TX
    Erika V. Selli
    Haug Partners LLP
    New York, NY
    Ora Sheinson
    Jade Mountain Partners, LLC
    Newark, NJ

    Tori Simmons
    Hill Ward Henderson
    Tampa, FL
    Heather Stenmark
    Allstate Insurance Company
    Northbrook, IL

    Ugo Anne Ukabam
    General Mills, Inc.
    Minneapolis, MN
    Lynne Uniman
    Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP
    New York, NY
    Cara C. Vecchione
    Robinson + Cole LLP
    New York, NY

    Tess Virmani
    Loan Syndications Trading
    New York, NY


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