Are you surprised to learn that only 17% of equity partners in larger law firms are women, despite the fact 33% of all practicing attorneys are women? What can law firms and companies do to change those numbers?
Those and other questions were posed at “Gender Bender: Does Being a Woman in This Business Really Matter?” — a lively panel discussion on March 6 during the ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Conference.
I applaud the ABA leadership for spotlighting this hot topic. In my 16th year attending the conference, it was a privilege to engage the panelists and audience — both women and women — in such a serious discussion.
The panel included Lorie Masters from Perkins Coie; Lacrecia Cade, General Counsel of Morehouse College; Amy Green, Executive Coach; and Ron Kammer from Hinshaw & Culbertson.
I invite you to download our joint-authored white paper on the topic.
The conversation will continue this fall. The ABA is devoting an entire Section of Litigation CLE
to the topic at the:
November 5-7, 2014
The Palmer House
The event will be open to both men and women. We will post more details as they become available.
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For nearly 25 years, Elizabeth Hanke has been a trusted advisor in both the settlement and litigation arenas, and KCIC clients can always expect her to work passionately on their behalf.Learn More About Elizabeth