Chambers GC Seminar: How to Assist the Next Generation of Female Lawyers, April 30th New York

I am delighted to announce details of our next Women in Law General Counsel seminar which takes place on April 30th, New York in association with Greenberg Traurig LLP. The event will be held at The Yale Club of NY, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

How to Assist the Next Generation of Female Lawyers  gives senior lawyers the opportunity to share their tips and practical advice in supporting the younger generation of female lawyers. The seminar is free of charge and CLE points are anticipated.

Topics to be discussed include:

– How to develop meaningful sponsorship (versus mentoring) relationships;
– Tools for success: how to support our next generation of younger colleagues- practical advice;
– Support before/after career breaks;
– Creating your Success;
– Men at the top: how this awareness and help should also come from male partners/board members.


Hilarie Bass, Shareholder and Co-President, Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Hilarie Bass, who was recently appointed as a Co-President, previously completed an eight-year term as the national chair of the 600-member litigation department, and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. During her more than 30-year career, she has successfully represented clients in commercial cases in jury and non-jury trials involving hundreds of millions of dollars in controversy. She is currently Lead Counsel for the Homebuilder Group in the Chinese Drywall MDL, having served as Lead Liaison counsel in prior MDL’s. In 2011, she completed her term as Chair of the ABA Litigation Section.

 Kathleen Franklin- Senior Counsel, Sony Corporation of America

Kathleen Franklin
Kathleen currently acts as Senior Counsel, Global Compliance Leadership Team Leader for Sony Corporation of America where she is responsible for Sony Corporation’s global compliance and ethics program. She is also a member of the company’s global risk committee where she provides direction across a broad spectrum of business and finance operations. Prior to joining Sony, Kathleen was a Partner and Co-Chair of the Corporate Governance Group for Boies, Schiller and Flexner, LLP. In March, 2007 Kathleen was one of twenty women selected nationally as a member of the inaugural class of theDirectWomen Board Institute. The DirectWomen organization serves as a resource for companies seeking qualified women-attorney board candidates who will improve corporate governance and increase shareholder value.

Kathleen graduated magna cum laude from Siena College, Loudonville, New York, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She graduated magna cum laude from Albany Law School of Union University and earned an L.L.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law. In 2009, she was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in recognition of her contributions to the legal profession and the community.

Kathleen is active in the community and has served on several national non-profit boards, including the Red Cross. She currently serves as Chair of the Strategic Alliance Committee for DirectWomen.

Roberta Liebenberg – Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan & Black R.P.C

Roberta Liebenberg is an internationally respected partner at Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C in Philadelphia, specializing in class actions, antitrust and complex commercial litigation, and white collar criminal defense. Outside of her partnership, Roberta is a dedicated champion of gender equality and has held numerous leadership roles in national initiatives.

Roberta is currently chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.  She previously served as Chair of the ABA Gender Equity Task Force. She is a co-founder and now the chair of DirectWomen, a national organization whose mission is to identify and prepare qualified women attorneys to serve on corporate boards.  She was also appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve as co-chair of the Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Justice System.  She is a leader in Residence at the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas Law School.

Roberta’s significant contributions to the advancement of women lawyers and her longstanding mentorship efforts have been widely recognized and applauded. She is the recipient of the National Association of Women Judges’ prestigious Florence K. Murray Award and the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Sandra Day O’Connor Award.   Roberta was also the inaugural recipient of the Lynette Norton Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession. She has also been given the accolade of Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania by the Governor of Pennsylvania. This honor is reserved for outstanding women who demonstrate extraordinary service and contributions to the Commonwealth.  In addition, Ms. Liebenberg was named as one of The National Law Journal’s “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America.”

Patricia Menéndez-Cambó – Vice President and Secretary, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Patricia Menendez-Cambo
Patricia Menendez-Cambo serves as the Vice President and Secretary of Greenberg Traurig. She also Co-Chair’s the Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to assuming the leadership of the firm’s Global Practice Group, she headed the firm’s Latin American Practice. Patricia works on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, as well as capital markets and general corporate and securities law matters. Patricia has been lead counsel on numerous first-time cross-border transactions. Although she represents clients from around the world, her primary focus is in Europe with an emphasis in Spain and Latin American transactions.

Patricia remains actively involved in the strategy and operations of her clients’ business, providing practical solutions and serving as a catalyst for launching, growing, and maintaining successful businesses. Patricia previously served as Subdirectora General for Telefónica S.A. and General Counsel to a number of their subsidiaries and affiliates, assisting them in relation to their global expansion. During her tenure as in-house counsel, she also served as a Director for a number of entities within the Telefónica Group throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia.

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