Monday, November 21, 2016


New York, NY
Kilgore Society Coffee Hour & Gift Exchange
December 2, 2016
Jane Street
250 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10231

Join us for a coffee hour to kick off the holiday season! Hosted by Jane Street and alumna Jessica Weiner L'96, this event will begin with a White Elephant Gift Exchange. The rules for the gift exchange are simple (and we will go over them in detail at the event) - but we ask each attendee who would like to participate to bring an inexpensive, wrapped gift that will be placed together in a pile at the outset. We will draw number to determine who chooses and unwraps a gift first, and "stealing" of gifts in permitted.

The theme of the exchange is "De-stress Before the Holidays" so bring an item you use to de-stress (ex: candles, wine, chocolate, bath salts, a good book, etc.) that another Penn Law alumna might enjoy. Don't forget to bring business cards for networking. Light breakfast will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

New York, NY
New York City Bar presents: An Evening with Judge Margo K. Brodie L'91, United States District Court Judge, EDNY 
December 6, 2016
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Judge Brodie L'91 will share reflections on her career path, advice on how to navigate the legal profession, and the responsibilities and benefits of being an active member of the profession. This event is part of the Speaker Series of the New Lawyer Institute, which is designed to prepare new lawyers to be successful in the legal profession.

The program will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, followed by a wine and cheese reception from 7:30 - 8:00 PM. Please visit the New York City Bar's website for more information and pricing.

Employment, Fellowships, & Other Opportunities  

Career Services at Penn Law, Executive Director (Philadelphia, PA)
For more details, click here. 

Urban Justice Center: Domestic Violence Project, Staff Attorney - Immigration (New York, NY)
For more details, click here.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Managing Attorney, Criminal Justice Reform (Florida) For more details, click here.
Senior Supervising Attorney, Criminal Justice Reform (New Orleans, LA) For more details, click here. 

PA Supreme Court Juvenile Court Procedural Rules CommitteeMember (Harrisburg, PA)
Application due November 30th. For more details, click here.

The Philadelphia Law Department (Philadelphia, PA)
The Philadelphia Law Department has openings for lawyers in many departments including: Employment Law, Tax/Real Estate, Civil Rights Unit, Code Enforcement, Litigation, Child Welfare, etc. Please send your resume and cover letter to the chief of staff, first assistant and the head of the department(s) you are interested in. For more details, click here.

Alumnae Notes

Joanna Visser Adjoian C'04, L'10
Adjoian was honored at the Penn Law Alumni Society's Annual Awards Ceremony & Reception with theYoung Alumni Award, honoring the professional achievement of an alumnus/a who has graduated within the past 10 years. Adjoian is the co-founder and Co-Director of the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project.

Leona L. Barsky L'84

Barsky and her Cornell women's affinity group activities and work with Cornell women students were featured in an alumni profile entitled "Working Toward Equality" on Cornell's website. Barsky founded the Cornell undergraduate women's caucus and a Cornell alumnae network in the NY metropolitan area.Barsky and her research on the historical and continuing value of such women's networks and the documentation of women's work experiences and career perspectives was featured in a second article.

Rachel Albanese C'98, L'01
Albanese joined the NY office of DLA Piper as a Partner in the firm's Restructuring group. 

Sharon Dietrich L’85
Dietrich was honored at the Penn Law Alumni Society's Annual Awards Ceremony & Reception with the Louis H. Pollak Public Service Award, honoring a career of advancing justice through service to others. Dietrich is the Litigation Director and Managing Attorney for Public Benefits and Employment at Community Legal Services.

Francine Griesing L'81
Francine Griesing, founder of Griesing Law, a full service woman owned firm in Philadelphia, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Leadership Council of Legal Diversity in Chicago.

Sabrina Hannam L'03
Hannam recently co-hosted and chaired NYU's career strategies sports panel, titled " View From the C-Suite: The Playbook of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Boss is a Game Changer in Sports" on November 10th. Hannam is the Chief Managing Partner and Chief Diversity Officer of the Law Office of Sabrina N. Hannam, LLC.

Ann R. Klee L'86
Klee was honored at the Penn Law Alumni Society's Annual Awards Ceremony & Reception with the Alumni Award of Merit, honoring professional achievement together with service to and/or support of the Law School. Klee is Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety at General Electric Company.

Simona Musa GL’97
Musa was named Chair of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Tax Practice. Musa is the first female global chair in the history of Baker’s tax practice.

Sandra Shapiro L'69
Shapiro, of Foley Hoag LLP, was recently honored as one of the "2016 Top Women of Law" by Massachusetts Lawyers' Weekly.

Honorable Stella Tsai L'88
Judge Tsai was honored at the Penn Law Alumni Society's Annual Awards Ceremony & Reception with the Howard Lesnick Pro Bono Award, honoring a sustained commitment to pro bono/public service.Judge Tsai serves on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

In the News

Contest: National Association of Women's Lawyers Inaugural YouTube Video Contest. Explain what "Women Lawyers Succeeding" means to you! Winners will be shown at NAWL's Mid-Year Meeting & Awards Luncheon in Chicago on March 10, 2017. More details here.

Closing the Gap: Women Fight Back Against the Lawyer Pay Divide (, 10/31/16)
Read here.

Mansplaining The Office: The No. 1 Challenge Men Think Women Have At Work? It's Not Equal Pay(, 11/17/16)
Read here.

Can Business Schools Propel Women to the C-Suite? Academics Try to Crack the Problem of Gender Balance and Leadership (Financial Times, 11/11/16) Featuring Wharton Professor Nancy Rothbard.Read here.
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