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Speakers

3 Days. 65+ Speakers. 15 Panels. (+CLE credits!)

Meet some of our 2016 presenters and speakers

 

 

Sheerine Alemzadeh L’11, Law Clerk, US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit; Co-Founder, Coalition Against Workplace Sexual Violence;

Chicago, IL

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Regina Austin L’73, William A. Schnader Professor of Law,
Penn Law

Philadelphia, PA

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Sheila Bapat L’07, Writer (focusing on gender & economic justice)

San Francisco, CA

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Veenita Bleznak L’94, Chief Operations Officer, IAmElemental

New York, NY

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E.J. Borrack C’86, L’90,  General Counsel, Stilwell Group

New York, NY

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Hon. Margo Brodie L’91,
U.S District Court Judge, Eastern District of New York

Brooklyn, NY

Bio

Hon. Allison Burroughs L’88, U.S. District Court Judge, District Court of Massachusetts

Boston, MA

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Safra Catz W’83, L’86, CEO, Oracle Corporation

Redwood City, CA

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Victoria S. Cook L’98, Partner and Member of the Entertainment Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC

New York, NY

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Pamela Daley L’79, Senior VP, GE, Retired, Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Corporate Business Development

Delray Beach, FL

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Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean for International Programs,
Penn Law

Philadelphia, PA

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Lisa Detwiler, SVP, General Counsel and CCO of FS2 Capital Partners, a Franklin Square company

Philadelphia, PA

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Julie Edelstein L’07, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section

Washington, DC

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Beth Fenton L’98, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP


Wilmington, DE

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Claire Finkelstein, Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Penn Law

Philadelphia, PA

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Helen “Nellie” Fitzpatrick, Director of LGBT Affairs, City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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Stephenie Foster L’86, Senior Advisor, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State

Washington, DC

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Heather Frattone W’94, L’98, Associate Dean for Professional Engagement, Penn Law

Philadelphia, PA

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Nicole Galli C’89, L’92, Managing Partner, Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC

Philadelphia, PA

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Manu Gayatrinath L’04, Partner and Global Chair of Recruiting Committee, Latham & Watkins

Washington, DC

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Bernice Grant, Clinical Supervisor & Lecturer for Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic,
Penn Law

Philadelphia, PA

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Francine Griesing L’81, Founder, Griesing Law

Philadelphia, PA

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Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

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Catherine Henry, Senior Litigator, Federal Community Defender Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Lecturer, Penn Law

Philadelphia, PA

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Martha J. Keon C’85, L’93, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.

Philadelphia, PA

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Vicki Kramer, President & Founding Member, The Thirty Percent Coalition; Former Board Member, Women’s Law Project

Philadelphia, PA

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Jana Landon L’99, Counsel; Founder & Chair, E-Discovery Team, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

Philadelphia, PA

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Ann Laupheimer L’84, Partner, Black Rome LLP

Philadelphia, PA

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Sophia Lee, 

Professor of Law and History, Deputy Dean, Penn Law

Philadelphia, PA

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Nicole Li L’05, GR’04, Founder, Li Law Firm


Seattle, WA

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Gail Lione L’74, Director, Sargento Foods, Inc.; Fmr. EVP, GC, Sec’y, & Chief Compliance Officer, Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Washington, DC
Milwaukee, WI

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Alva Mather L’04, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Philadelphia, PA

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Desiree Maxwell, Special Agent, Philadelphia FBI Safe Streets Violent Drug Gang Task Force

Philadelphia, PA

Suzanne Mayes L’91, Member & Chair, Public & Project Finance, Cozen O’Connor; President, Forum of Executive Women

Philadelphia, PA

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Nell McCarthy L’05, Senior Policy Advisor White House; Former Deputy Special Master, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Washington, DC

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The writer Kimberly McCreight (USA), photographed June 12, 2014, New York, New York.  Photograph © Beowulf Sheehan mail@beowulfsheehan.com.

Kim McCreight L’98, Author, Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her


Brooklyn, NY

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Jami Wintz McKeon, Global Chair, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Philadelphia, PA

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Patricia Menendez-Cambo L’89, Shareholder, VP, Secretary, and Chair of Global Corp. & Securities Practice, Greenberg Traurig

Miami, FL

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Lindsey Middlecamp L’11, Assistant City Attorney, Civil Litigation, City of Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

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Faithe Taylor Moore C’81, Asst. US Atty. & Dep. Chief, Organized Crime Drug Enforc. Task Force/Narcotics, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Melissa Orlen C’94 L’97, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MovieTickets.com, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL

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Heather Orr L’05, Founder,
HSO Law

Los Angeles, CA

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Rachel Pereira L’09, Director of Title IX and Equal Opportunity,
Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

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Hon. Deborah Poritz L’77, Former Chief Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court; Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath

Princeton, NJ

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Hon. Gene E.K. Pratter L’75, U.S District Court Judge, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

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Helen Pudlin CW’70, GED ’71, L’74, Fmr. Executive VP and General Counsel, PNC Financial Services Grp.; Director, Penn Mutual Insurance Co.

Philadelphia, PA

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Pilar Ramos C’94, L’97, Executive Vice President, Associate General Counsel- North America, Mastercard International

Purchase, NY

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Theodore Ruger, Dean, Penn Law

Philadelphia, PA

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Sherrie R. Savett CW’70, L’73, Managing Shareholder & Chair, Securities Litigation,
Berger & Montague,

Philadelphia, PA

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Patricia Viseur Sellers L’79, Special Advisor for Prosecution Strategies, International Criminal Court at The Hague

Brussels, Belgium

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Jessup Shean L’12, WG’12,
Vice President, Greenhill & Co.; Co-Founder, Common Bond

New York, NY

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Hon. Patty Shwartz L’86, U.S. Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Newark, NJ

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Petra Smutny GL’13, Former Judge, Court of Appeals, Vienna; Attorney, Klanzlei Plaz Law Firm

Vienna, Austria

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Cheryl Solomon L’95, Former Chief Legal Officer, TOMS Shoes

Santa Monica, CA

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Shari Solomon C’85, L’91, WG’91, General Counsel,
Diamatrix, Inc.

Fairless Hills, PA

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Tiffany Southerland SPP’08, L’11, Professional Recruitment Manager, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Philadelphia, PA

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Susan Spaeth L’89, Firmwide Managing Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

San Francisco, CA

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Nicole Sugarman L’09, Assistant General Counsel, Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

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Jane Summers L’84, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

New York, NY

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Carol Tracy CGS’76, Executive Director, Women’s Law Project

Philadelphia, PA

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Hon. Karen Valihura L’88, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware

Wilmington, DE

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Jo-Ann Verrier L’83, Vice Dean for Administrative Services, Penn Law

Philadelphia, PA

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Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Exec. Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security; Fmr. U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Washington, DC

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Jan Buckner Walker L’88, President, Executive Editor, and Chief Creative Officer, Kids Across Parents Down

Matteson, IL

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Tess Wilkinson-Ryan L’05, Professor of Law and Psychology,
Penn Law

Philadelphia, PA

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Jennifer Arbittier Williams C’92, L’95, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

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Kam Wong L’94, VP, Diversity & Inclusion Planning & Administration, Prudential Financial Inc.

New York, NY

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Aretae Wyler L’07, General Counsel and Director, Corporate Operations, Atlantic Media Company

Washington, DC

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Keita Young L’95, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

New York, NY

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