Women Influence & Power in Law Network

  • Skadden’s Ashley helps advise on $280 million Gannett acquisition

    Katherine D. Ashley, a corporate partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, is part of the team advising Gannett Co. in its acquisition of Journal Media Group Inc. Under the terms of the deal, Gannett will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Journal Media Group for approximately...

  • Tips for managing a small legal department

    The panel featured Nadia Dombrowski, senior vice president and general counsel, ICR LLC; Delphine Adam, senior director and associate general counsel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Aretae Wyler, general counsel and director of corporate operations, Atlantic Media Company; and Jodi Golinksy, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary, FS Card Inc.

  • Lessons in leadership

    The panel featured: Maureen Brundage, executive vice president, general counsel and chief ethics officer, The Chubb Corporation; Vanessa Soman, general counsel, TheStreet, Inc.; Betty Temple, chair elect, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; and Ann K. Armstrong, vice president and associate general counsel, legal and policy group, the Intel Corporation....

  • 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.

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