Women Influence & Power in Law Network

  • Why workplace flexibility is good for legal departments

    The panel featured: Laura Cox Kaplan, principal-in-charge of government, regulatory affairs and public policy at PwC; Maria Pasquale, senior vice president legal and deputy general counsel, Celgene; Jane Imperatore, partner, VLP Law Group; and Susan Smith Blakely, author of “Best Friends at the Bar.”

  • Privacy and ethics in social media investigations

    The panel featured: Marissa Michel, director of forensic services at PwC; Lily Chinn, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Anne Larson, sharelholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.; Sheri Beck, privacy officer, Prime Therapeutics; and Kathleen Edmond, partner, Robins Kaplan LLP.

  • Adviser and chief

    The panel featured: Meredith Ritchie, vice president, general counsel and chief ethics officer for Alliant Credit Union; Laura Alemzadeh, general counsel of Natural Foods Market; Jill Rusk, senior director at Huron Consulting Group; and Karen Hough, founder and CEO of ImprovEdge.

  • Prepping your tool kit for crisis management and risk assessment

    The panel featured Michele Beasley, general counsel for Americas and EMEA Utility and Global Wind at SunEdison; Hayley Chang, general counsel and chief compliance officer at StreetShares; and Kathleen Barlow, senior vice president at Marsh USA, Inc.

  • Risk and crisis management

    The panel featured Patricia Hatler, executive vice president and chief legal and governance officer at Nationwide Insurance.

  • Regulatory update

    The opening keynote featured Jessica Hopper, vice president, regional enforcement at FINRA; Meredith Fuchs, general counsel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Cicely LaMothe, associate director, Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • The need for networks

    The final panel of the day featured Megan Belcher, vice president and chief counsel, employment law and compliance, ConAgra Foods, Inc.; Dana Emery, senior assistant general counsel, General Dynamics; and Michelle Trumpower, vice president and deputy general counsel, global commercial law - Industrial Segment, Ingersoll Rand Company.

  • How to build credibility in your business network

    The panel, “Building credibility within your network,” featured: Kimberly Chainey, ‎associate general counsel & legal lead LAC/APAC, Avis Budget Group; Laurey Harris, senior director, Huron Legal; and Stacey Slaugher, partner, Robins Kaplan LLP.

  • Taking charge

    The panel, “Taking charge of your financial well-being, your leadership development and your career,” featured Anna Rappaport, executive coach at Excelleration Coaching; Cynthia Sharp, director of attorney development at The Sharper Lawyer; and Melba Hughes, partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • Five practical tips on how to network

    The opening panel, “Successful Women in Law Acknowledging the Networks that Got Them There,” featured Deborah Ben-Canaan, legal recruiting partner of Major, Lindsey & Africa; Rebecca Bortolotti, vice president and chief technology counsel at ConAgra Foods; and Amanda Wait, partner at Hunton & Williams.

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