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Kilgore Society Events

Upcoming Events

April 23, 2014


Portrait Unveiling - The Hon. Carolyn E. Temin L’58

Honorable Carolyn Ensel Temin

Penn Law, The Clock
3501 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Penn Law School and the Kilgore Society will together honor one of our distinguished alumnae, the Honorable Carolyn E. Temin FA’55 L’58, at a wine and cheese reception and ceremony acknowledging her contributions to the justice system and to the profession.  Judge Temin’s portrait will be formally unveiled at this event.  

Judge Temin served as a Judge for the Court of Common Pleas for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania for nearly 30 years, and continues to serve as an International Judicial Consultant.  She’s been a trailblazing leader among women lawyers and judges throughout her career, and she’s been involved with the Kilgore Society and related activities since its founding, most recently speaking on our inaugural Kilgore CLE panel during Penn Law’s Reunion Weekend in 2013.

Contact Dori Pavel ( with any questions or to RSVP.

May 2, 2014

8:30am - 10:00am

Kilgore Coffee Hour - Boston


K&L Gates LLP
State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111

Please join us for our sixth Coffee Hour (and first in Boston!) hosted by K&L Gates.

Please RSVP here.

Contact or Rachel McQuaid
( with any questions or suggestions.


Friday, May 16, 2014


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Entertainment Everywhere: Licensing & Lawyering in the New Media Age

Stephanie Abrutyn L’91
Vice President and Senior Counsel, Litigation, Home Box Office, Inc.

Julie Fenster L’83, Owner, Office of Julie R. Fenster LLC (advising companies in digital media, technology, e-commerce, and marketing); former Associate General Counsel, Time Inc., and Vice President, Law & Business Affairs, Time Inc. New Media

Priscilla “Sally” Mattison L’97, Of Counsel, Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., PC (entertainment law firm representing recording artists, songwriters, and other clients in the music business)

Marni Pedorella L’94
, Vice President of Intellectual Property, NBC Universal, Inc.

Michelle Shanahan L’91, Senior Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary,
National Public Radio

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Past Events

March 28, 2014

3:30 pm

PLWA Student and Young Alumni Coffee Chat

Dechert LLP
Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

On Friday, March 28th at 3:30 PM, the Penn Law Women’s Association (PLWA) is partnering with the Kilgore Society for a Coffee Chat with recent Penn Law alums.  Students will get to hear from and network with recent Penn law grads in a fairly informal and less intimidating format than your typical networking happy hour – over coffee!  The event will provide a great opportunity for PLWA members to have a candid discussion with recent alumnae about how to make and maintain mentor relationships in the workplace, and get tips on how to succeed in summer internships and first jobs out of law school.  Confirmed to speak are Penn Law alumnae Katie Bailey L’10, Gia DiMarco L’11, Linda Bartosch L’11, and Anne Rollins L’12.

Space is limited. If you are a student that is interested in attending, please email Spots will be awarded on a first reply, first accepted basis.

We hope to see you there!


March 11, 2014

8:00am - 9:30am

Kilgore Breakfast/Coffee - Los Angeles (Century City)

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
2029 Century Park East, Suite 4000
Los Angeles, CA 90067

One of two LA-area locations hosting a Kilgore event on this date - please join us for our fourth Kilgore Coffee Hour (and first on the West Coast!) hosted by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. 

Click here to RSVP.

Contact or Corey Ellen Fulton
( with any questions or suggestions.

March 11, 2014

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Kilgore Lunch Event - Los Angeles (Downtown)


Latham & Watkins LLP
355 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

We’ll be providing two locations for LA-area women on this date - for those of you convenient to downtown, please join us for what will be our FIFTH Kilgore event,  hosted by Latham & Watkins LLP. 

Click here to RSVP.

Contact or Corey Ellen Fulton
( with any questions or suggestions.

January 31, 2014

8:00am - 9:30am

Kilgore Coffee Hour - Washington, DC

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Sheppard Mullin LLP
1300 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Join us for our third Kilgore Coffee Hour (and first in the District!) hosted by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton LLP.

Contact or Corey Ellen Fulton
( with any questions or suggestions.

For photos from this Coffee Hour, please click here.

December 13, 2013

8:30am - 10:00am

Kilgore Coffee Hour - New York


Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153

Join us for our second Kilgore Coffee Hour (and first ever in New York!), hosted by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. 

Contact or Corey Ellen Fulton ( with any questions or suggestions.

December 6, 2013

8:00am - 9:30am

Kilgore Coffee Hour - Philadelphia

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
1 Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join us for our first ever Kilgore Coffee Hour in Philadelphia,
hosted by Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. 

Contact or Corey Ellen Fulton ( with any questions or suggestions.

September 20, 2013

P2P: The Pipeline to Equity Partnership: The Skills, Strategies and Stumbling Blocks Women Lawyers Encounter on Their Path to Reach Equity Status

The National Association of Women Lawyers presents:

P2P: The Pipeline to Equity Partnership: The Skills, Strategies and Stumbling Blocks Women Lawyers Encounter on Their Path to Reach Equity Status

Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
533 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


The Kilgore Society joins as a P2P co-sponsor!

Speakers include:
Diane E. Ambler, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Sharon L. Caffrey, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Cathy Fleming, Managing Partner of Hodgson Ross LLP (New York office)
Jennifer May-Brust, VP & General Counsel, Walmart Stores Realty
Roberta D. Liebenberg, Senior Partner, Fine, Kalpan and Black, RPC


Kilgore Society Members receive a 10% discount at registration.
Please use the following code when registering: 2013P2PCOSP
Registration is limited to attorneys.

Reunion Weekend CLE Panel - May 11, 2013, 2pm

CLE Panel Discussion 4:
Penn Law’s Kilgore Society Presents
Trailblazing Penn Law Women: Past, Present, and Future

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130 years ago, Carrie Burnham Kilgore completed her law school studies and graduated as a member of Penn Law’s Class of 1883, establishing herself as our first alumna and one of the first female law school graduates in the country.

Her quests to formally study law, to gain admission to practice, and to earn the trust and respect of her clients and peers demonstrated remarkable tenacity, intelligence, and a passion for the profession. She opened the doors for generations of Penn Law women to do the same, and this panel highlights the career paths and lives of a handful of our many distinguished alumnae over the years who have continued in this spirit.

Judge Carolyn Engel Temin FA’55, L’58, International Judicial Consultant; Senior Judge, Court of Common Pleas, 1st Judicial District of Pennsylvania (ret’d)

Laura Ross Blumenfeld L’73, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Marcy Engel L’83, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Eton Park Capital Management; former Managing Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate and Investment Bank, Citigroup

Cathleen McLaughlin C’84, L’88, Partner and Head (International Capital Markets Practice) and Founder (Latin America Practice), Allen & Overy LLP

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Wine & Cheese Reception (3pm, Penn Law, Gittis 214):

The Wine & Cheese Networking Reception was offered as a special opportunity to introduce new women grads to the Kilgore Society, and to connect graduating Penn Law women with Penn Law alumnae (this includes local alumnae, and reunion-year alumnae in town for their Reunion Weekend!)

Forthcoming Events


Regional Kilgore Coffee Hours (various regions)


Opportunities for periodic face-to-face networking via early morning interactive coffee hours,  hosted by local firms/other employers.  We’ve begun in Philly/NYC/DC with some of our biggest alumnae bases, but we are also interested in bringing these to other regions as well.  We’re currently looking at Los Angeles, San Francisco, and possibly Chicago for upcoming events.  Please let us know if you’d like to host/help organize a coffee hour in your area!

Contact or Corey Ellen Fulton ( with any questions or suggestions.

Inaugural Women’s Summit 2014 (Philadelphia)

Tentatively set for Fall 2014, we are currently in the process of planning an incredible two-day event, with substantive CLE programming, a keynoted lunch and dinner, breakout sessions, and ample opportunities for networking with your fellow alumnae.  

Our programming will include skills workshops aimed at younger alums, as well as focused networking roundtables for our more experienced alums, and a variety of overlapping panels and presentations for women working in a wide variety of different sectors and areas.

Email Corey Ellen Fulton ( or Dori Pavel ( with ideas and suggestions, or for more information.

Stay tuned for more details!



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