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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

All listed Women’s Summit events below will take place at or immediately surrounding the Law School unless otherwise noted.

Time Event
12:00pm REGISTRATION OPENS (Great Hall)
12:30-1:00pm LAW SCHOOL TOUR (meet in Great Hall)
1:15-1:45pm LAW SCHOOL TOUR (meet in Great Hall)
2:00-2:15pm WELCOME REMARKS FROM DEAN THEODORE RUGER (Silverman 147)
2:30-3:30pm

PANEL SESSION I

  • OPTION 1: WOMEN IN THE JUDICIARY (Silverman 147)
    • The Honorable Margo Brodie L’91 U.S District Court Judge, Eastern District of New York
    • The Honorable Allison Burroughs L’88 U.S. District Court Judge, District of Massachusetts
    • The Honorable Deborah Poritz L’77 former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey (as moderator)
    • The Honorable Patty Shwartz L’86 U.S. Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • The Honorable Karen Valihura L’88 Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  • OPTION 2: RETURNING TO THE WORKFORCE/SUCCESSFUL REENTRY (McNeil Center)
    • E.J. Borrack C’86, L’90 General Counsel, The Stilwell Group (as moderator)
    • Martha Keon L’93 Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
    • Shari Solomon L’91 General Counsel, Diamatrix, Inc.
    • Keita Young L’95 Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
 3:45-4:45pm

PANEL SESSION II

  • OPTION 1: LEADING SOCIAL CHANGE: WOMEN IN POLITICS, POLICY, AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR (Silverman 147)
    • Regina Austin L’74 William A. Schnader Professor of Law, Penn Law (as moderator)
    • Sheila Bapat L’07 Writer focusing on gender and economic justice
    • Helen “Nellie” Fitzpatrick Director of LGBT Affairs, City of Philadelphia
    • Nell McCarthy L’05 Senior Policy Advisor, The White House
  • OPTION 2: STARTING YOUR OWN LAW PRACTICE (McNeil Center)
    • Nicole Galli C’89, L’92 Managing Partner, Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC
    • Fran Griesing L’81 Founder, Griesing Law (as moderator)
    • Nicole Li L’04 Founder, Li Law Firm
    • Heather Orr L’05 Founder, HSO Law
 5:00-6:00pm

PANEL SESSION III

  • OPTION 1: BECOMING A LAW FIRM LEADER : CLIENT DEVELOPMENT, BUILDING A BOOK OF BUSINESS, AND BEYOND (Silverman 147)
    • Manu Gayatrinath L’04 Partner and Global Chair of Recruiting Committee, Latham & Watkins (as moderator)
    • Jami Wintz McKeon Global Chair, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
    • Patty Menendez-Cambo L’89 Shareholder, VP, Secretary, and Chair of Global Corp. & Securities Practice, Greenberg Traurig
    • Susan Spaeth L’89 Firmwide Managing Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
  • OPTION 2: WOMEN AND THEIR BODIES: CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT POLICIES (McNeil Center)
    • Sophia Lee Professor of Law and History, Deputy Dean, Penn Law (as moderator)
    • Lindsey Middlecamp L’11 Assistant City Attorney, Civil Litigation, City of Minneapolis
    • Rachel Pereira L’09 Director of Title IX and Equal Opportunity, Vassar College
    • Carol Tracy CGS’76  Executive Director, Women’s Law Project

Transportation from the Law School to Hotel Palomar will be provided following the conclusion of Panel Session III.

6:30-8:30pm

DINNER RECEPTION & RISING STAR AWARDS (Hotel Palomar, 117 S. 17th St.)

  • 6:30-7:45pm: DINNER RECEPTION
  • 8:00-8:30pm: INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION OF RISING STAR AWARDS BY PENN LAW’S VICE DEAN FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, JO-ANN VERRIER L’83, AND REMARKS FROM HONOREES

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Time Event
7:15am

REGISTRATION OPENS (Great Hall)

  • COFFEE AND LIGHT BREAKFAST (Goat)
7:45-8:15am SPEED NETWORKING & KILGORE COFFEE (HALF) HOUR (Goat)
8:30-9:00am OPENING REMARKS FROM RANGITA DE SILVA DE ALWIS, PENN LAW’S ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS (Fitts Auditorium)
UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF THE 21ST CENTURY: WHY WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP IS A CRITICAL CAUSE OF OUR TIME AND PENN LAW’S ROLE IN ADVANCING GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS GLOBALLY
9:15-10:15am

PANEL SESSION IV

  • OPTION 1: FEMALE FOUNDERS & STARTUP LEADERS: EXPLORING THE LEGAL AND BUSINESS ASPECTS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (McNeil Center)
    • Veenita Bleznak L’94 Chief Operations Officer, IAmElemental
    • Bernice Grant Clinical Supervisor & Lecturer for Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, Penn Law (as moderator)
    • Jessup Shean L’12, WG’12 Vice President, Greenhill & Co.; Co-Founder, Common Bond
    • Jan Buckner Walker L’88 President, Executive Editor, and Chief Creative Officer, Kids Across Parents Down
  • OPTION 2: ADVISING IN HOUSE: INFLUENCING AND LEADING INTERNAL COMMUNICATION, COMPLIANCE, CRISIS MANAGEMENT & CHANGE (Silverman 147)
    • Lisa Detwiler SVP, General Counsel and CCO, FS2 Capital Partners, a Franklin Square company
    • Ann Laupheimer L’84 Partner, Blank Rome LLP (as moderator)
    • Melissa Orlen L’97 Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MovieTickets.com, Inc.
    • Pilar Ramos C’94, L’97 Executive Vice President, Associate General Counsel- North America, Mastercard International
    • Cheryl Solomon L’95 Former Chief Legal Officer, TOMS Shoes
10:30-11:30am

PANEL SESSION V

  • *OPTION 1: NATIONAL SECURITY, COUNTERTERRORISM, AND THE MEDIA (Silverman 147)
    • Julie Edelstein L’07, Trial Attorney, National Security Division, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, U.S. Department of Justice
    • Claire Finkelstein Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Penn Law (as moderator)
    • Jennifer Arbittier Williams C’92, L’95 Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Aretae Ortiz Wyler L’07 General Counsel and Director, Corporate Operations, Atlantic Media Company
  • OPTION 2: PAY EQUITY & GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE (McNeil Center)
    • Sheerine Alemzadeh L’11 Law Clerk, US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit; Co-Founder, Coalition Against Workplace Sexual Violence
    • Sherrie Savett CW’70, L’73 Managing Shareholder & Chair, Securities Litigation, Berger & Montague
    • Nicole Sugarman L’09 Assistant General Counsel, Drexel University
    • Tess Wilkinson-Ryan L’05 Professor of Law and Psychology, Penn Law (as moderator)
    • Kam Wong L’94 Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Planning & Administration, Prudential Financial Inc.
11:45-1:15pm

WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ LUNCHEON + SUMMIT AWARDS
(Levy Conference Center)

  • INTRODUCTION: DEAN TED RUGER
  • PRESENTATION OF SUMMIT AWARDS BY UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESIDENT AMY GUTMANN
  • ACCEPTANCE REMARKS: PAMELA DALEY L’79, AMBASSADOR MELANNE VERVEER, PATRICIA VISEUR SELLERS L’79, AND CHAIR MARY JO WHITE
 1:30-2:30pm

PANEL SESSION VI

  • WOMEN (AND WOMEN LAWYERS) IN THE BOARDROOM (Silverman 147)
    • Pamela Daley L’79 Director, BlackRock, Inc., Former Special Advisor to the Chairman, General Electric Company
    • Vicki Kramer President & Founding Member, The Thirty Percent Coalition; Former Board Member, Women’s Law Project
    • Gail Lione L’74 Director, Sargento Foods, Inc., Badger Meter, Inc., and The F. Dohmen Co.; Former Executive President, General Counsel, Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Harley-Davidson, Inc.
    • Suzanne Mayes L’91 Member & Chair, Public & Project Finance, Cozen O’Connor; President, Forum of Executive Women (as moderator)
    • Helen Pudlin CW’70, GED ’71, L’74 Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, PNC Financial Services Group; Director, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company; Former Director, BlackRock, Inc.; Chair of the Board of Trustees, Wistar Institute
 2:45-3:45pm

PANEL SESSION VII

  • OPTION  1: WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECURITY: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (McNeil Center)
    • Rangita de Silva de Alwis Associate Dean for International Programs, Penn Law (as moderator)
    • Stephenie Foster L’86 Senior Advisor, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State
    • Patricia Viseur Sellers L’79 Special Advisor for Prosecution Strategies, International Criminal Court at The Hague
    • Petra Smutny GL’13 Former Judge, Court of Appeals, Vienna; Attorney, Klanzlei Plaz Law Firm
    • Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security; Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues 
  • OPTION 2: NARCOTICS IN AMERICA: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PROSECUTION, DEFENSE, INVESTIGATORS, & THE BENCH (Silverman 147)
    • Catherine Henry Senior Litigator, Federal Community Defender Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Lecturer, Penn Law
    • Desiree Maxwell Special Agent, Philadelphia FBI Safe Streets Violent Drug Gang Task Force
    • Faithe Taylor Moore C’81 Assistant U.S. Attorney & Deputy Chief, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force/Narcotics, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • The Honorable Gene Pratter L’75 U.S District Court Judge, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (as moderator)
 4:00-5:00pm

PANEL SESSION VIII

  • FROM SANSOM STREET TO THE SILVER SCREEN: A CONVERSATION ON WRITING AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW (Silverman 147)
    • Victoria Cook L’98 Partner and Member of the Entertainment Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
    • Heather Frattone L’98 Associate Dean for Professional Engagement, Penn Law (as moderator)
    • Kimberly McCreight L’98 Author, Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her
6:00-6:45pm

COCKTAIL RECEPTION (Great Hall)

6:45pm GROUP PHOTO (Great Hall Stairs)
7:00-9:00pm

MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS GALA DINNER + KILGORE AWARDS
(Levy Conference Center)

  • INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION OF KILGORE AWARDS BY PENN LAW DEAN THEODORE RUGER
  • VIDEO MESSAGE: HILLARY R. CLINTON &  IN-PERSON ACCEPTANCE OF AWARD BY AMB. MELANNE VERVEER, ON BEHALF OF SEC. CLINTON
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SAFRA CATZ W’83, L’86

 

 Thursday, March 24, 2016

Time Event

8:00-9:00am

3 MILE RUN/WALK THROUGH PHILADELPHIA (meet/end at Penn Law)

  • JOIN US AND SEE THE LOCAL SITES ON THE GO! OUR PATH INCLUDES BOATHOUSE ROW, THE ART MUSEUM STEPS (A LA ROCKY!) AND THE NEW SCHUYLKILL RIVER PATH

9:30-10:30am

LIGHT BREAKFAST (McNeil Center)

10:30-11:30am

PANEL SESSION IX

  • BUILDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL BRAND, ONLINE & OFFLINE
    (McNeil Center)
    

    • Elizabeth Fenton L’98 Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
    • Jana Landon L’99 Counsel; Founder & Chair, E-Discovery Team, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP
    • Alva Mather L’04 Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
    • Tiffany Southerland SPP’08, L’11 Professional Recruitment Manager, Pepper Hamilton LLP (as moderator)

Please note: schedule, panelists, and room locations are subject to change.

Each discussion panel has been approved for 1.0 substantive CLE credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. All registered attendees of Penn Law’s Women’s Summit may attend the CLEs free of charge.

*Ethics credit is available for this panel.