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"

    Click Here to View the Full Agenda>>

    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

    Ms. JD

    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
    MGM Law
    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
    DLA Piper LLP
    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

    National Association of Women Lawyers®

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