Highlights from Chambers Women in Law seminars 2014

Since we launched the Women in Law seminars in 2013, we have had the opportunity to meet some dedicated lawyers who are passionate in furthering the advancement of women in the legal profession.

In 2014, we held 6 women in law seminars in New York, Miami and São Paulo.

In March, we explored Women in Law: Opting Up.  How, When and Why Women Achieve the Brass Ring and Beyond in New York.

Speakers included:

– Linda Chanow, Executive Director of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas Law School
– Céline Dufétel, Partner, McKinsey & Company
– Stacey Friedman – General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase’s Corporate & Investment Bank
– Alison Gregory, Consultant, Financial Services Industry
– Kim Koopersmith – Chairperson, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
– Sharon L. Nelles – Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
– Jennifer Rochon – General Counsel, Girls Scouts of the USA
– Hon. Saliann Scarpulla – New York State Supreme Court Judge, Commercial Division

Attendees at the Women in Law: Opting Up seminar, New York, March 2014
Attendees at the Women in Law: Opting Up seminar, New York, March 2014

Also in March, we headed to São Paulo to launch our Women in Law seminars. Our Women in Arbitration seminar was in association with CAM-CCBC and Brazilian women in-house lawyers group, Jurídico de Saias.

Speakers included:

– Carmen Backsmann- Executive Manager, Legal Affairs, VW do Brasil
– Eleonora Coelho – Partner at Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes and Arbitrator
– Josie Jardim – Associate General Counsel for Amazon Brazil and founder of Jurídico de Saias
– Cristiane Marrey Moncau – Legal Director, NCR Brasil
– Selma Lemes – Founding partner of Selma Lemes Attorneys, Arbitrator and one of the members of the panel that drafted the Brazilian arbitration law
– Raquel Stein – Partner at Carvalho, Machado, Timm & Deffenti

Women in Arbitration, São Paulo, March 2014
Women in Arbitration, São Paulo, March 2014

In April, our seminar How to Assist the Next Generation of Female Lawyers in association with Greenberg Traurig, LLP took place in New York.

Speakers included:

– Hilarie Bass, Shareholder and Co-President, Greenberg Traurig LLP
– Kathleen Franklin- Senior Counsel, Sony Corporation of America
– Linda Gadsby – Vice President and Deputy General Counsel – Scholastic Inc.
– Karin Kringen – Vice President and Counsel, Deutsche Bank, A.G
– Roberta Liebenberg – Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan and Black R.P.C
– Patricia Menéndez-Cambó – Vice President and Secretary, Greenberg Traurig LLP

(L-R) Dee Sekar, Linda Gadsby, Hillarie Bass, Patricia Menedez-Cambo, Kathleen Franklin, Roberta Liebenberg, Karin Kringen
(L-R) Dee Sekar, Linda Gadsby, Hilarie Bass, Patricia Menedez-Cambo, Kathleen Franklin, Roberta Liebenberg, Karin Kringen

In September, we headed to Miami for our Women in Leadership seminar in association with Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Speakers included:

– Carmen Backsmann, Executive Manager, Legal Affairs, Volkswagen do Brasil
– Angela Camacho, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Latin America
– Luisa Gamboa, Vice President Legal & Government Affairs, Procurement & Supply Chain Lead Counsel, Motorola Solutions
– Lyan Fernandez, EVP and COO, TotalBank
– Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Vice President and Secretary, Greenberg Traurig LLP
– Aileen Ugalde, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board, University of Miami
– Dee Sekar, Chambers and Partners, Editor In-House and Women in Law, Moderator

Patricia Menendez-Cambo leads a break-out session in Miami, September 2014
Patricia Menendez-Cambo leads a break-out session in Miami, September 2014
Miami guest speakers: Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Aileen Ugalde, Lyan Fernandez, Angela Camacho, Luisa Gamboa and Carmen Backsmann
Miami guest speakers: Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Aileen Ugalde, Lyan Fernandez, Angela Camacho, Luisa Gamboa and Carmen Backsmann

In November, we were back in New York for our seminar, Exploring Women in Leadership in association with the New York State Bar Association.

Our guest speakers included:

– Andrea Mattei – Group Vice President – Legal, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
– Luisa Menezes – VP & Associate General Counsel for Latin America and Canada, PMI Global Services
– Monique Morreale – Managing Director & Associate General Counsel, MUFG Americas Legal Department
– Ruby Asturias – Partner at Pacheco Coto and Chair of the NYSBA Latin American Council
– Sandra Gonzalez – Partner at FERRERE

(L-R) Ruby Asturias, Mariana Eguiarte, Sandra Gonzalez, Dee Sekar, Monique Morreale, Luisa Menezes, Andrea Mattei
(L-R) Ruby Asturias, Mariana Eguiarte, Sandra Gonzalez, Dee Sekar, Monique Morreale, Luisa Menezes, Andrea Mattei

In December, we headed back to São Paulo for our Women in Leadership: Latin America event in association with Greenberg Traurig LLPKermaPartners and TozziniFreire.

Our guest speakers included:

 Carmen Backsmann, Executive Manager, Legal Affairs, Volkswagen do Brasil
– Edith Bertoletti, Legal Director, WT Goodman
– Josie Jardim, Associate General Counsel, Amazon Brazil and Founder of Juridico de Saias
– Ana Carolina de Salles Freire, Director of Legal & Compliance, AES Brasil
– Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Vice President and Secretary, Greenberg Traurig LLP
– Carlos Umaña Trujillo, Partner, Brigard & Urrutia
– Maria Elisa Verri, Partner, TozzineFreire
– Jorge Perez-Taiman, Partner, Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez-Taiman & Olaya
– Cecilia Mairal, Partner, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal
– Leopoldo Hernandez, KermaPartners

Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Josie Jardim, Ana Carolina  de Salles Freire, Edith Bertoletti, Carmen Backsmann, Dee Sekar
Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Josie Jardim, Ana Carolina de Salles Freire, Edith Bertoletti, Carmen Backsmann, Dee Sekar

 

Carlos Umaña, Cecilia Mairal, Maria Elisa Verri, Leopoldo Hernandez, Jorge Perez-Taiman.
Carlos Umaña, Cecilia Mairal, Maria Elisa Verri, Leopoldo Hernandez, Jorge Perez-Taiman.

A huge thanks to all our sponsors, speakers and attendees. We look forward to seeing you again in 2015!

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