Women of Color and Their Success Stories, Making the Most of Mentoring

On November 9, 2022, the WILEF East Young Lawyers’ Committee presented to a packed and engaged audience an exciting and impressive panel discussion, held at the offices in New York of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Garrison & Wharton, on: “Women of Color and Their Success...

Trailblazing Women Forging Their Own Paths in Private Practice

By Hayley Winograd Reprinted with permission of the New York State Bar Association © 2022. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor could not get a job at a law firm after graduating from Stanford Law School in 1952.1 “When I was first looking for work, they just weren’t hiring...

WILEF Announces First Round of Firms Awarded US and UK Gold Standard Certification

Thirty-two US law firms and five UK firms have been awarded 2022 Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (www.wilef.com).  WILEF grants Gold Standard status to major firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among...

WILEF Party Attracts Over 70 Women

A WILEF party, hosted by WILEF East Co-Chair Emeritus Phyllis Korff at her Manhattan home on June 29, attracted more than 70 women.  On a night when the weather could not have been more gorgeous, they enjoyed delicious food and wine on Phyllis's large terrace.  But,...

The Women Lawyers Behind US Soccer’s New Equal Pay Contracts

This month, U.S. Soccer and its men's and women's national teams announced new landmark contracts that provide equal pay for both squads, ending a protracted fight by the women's team for equal and fair treatment.  The agreements equalize FIFA’s World Cup prize money...

ML Women Hosts Latin America Women Lawyer Network Kickoff

In honor of International Women’s Day, ML Women hosted a virtual forum aimed at fostering the promotion of female lawyers throughout Latin America. More than 60 women from Morgan Lewis joined over 80 women from 15 Latin American countries in a discussion on how to...

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Notable Moves in Big Law

Notable Moves in Big Law

K&L Gates has expanded its real estate team with the addition of Jennifer Degotardi as a partner in the Sydney. Degotardi joins the firm from Henry Davis York, where she led the real estate practice. Michelle Moran has also joined the firm, resident in London as a...

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Notable Moves in Big Law

Notable Moves in Big Law

Reed Smith announced that Peggy Heeg has joined the firm as a partner in its Houston office, where she will be a member of the global energy and natural resources group. Heeg’s practice focuses on pipeline development, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance....

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Marjorie Harris Loeb, Mayer Brown

Marjorie Harris Loeb, Mayer Brown

When you ask successful women about their career paths, at some point in the conversation, you’re likely to hear some variation of the phrase, “I was at the right place at the right time.” Men, on the other hand, are more likely to take full credit for their success....

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Debra Dandeneau, Baker & McKenzie

Debra Dandeneau, Baker & McKenzie

Let’s face it: women are still too often held to a different standard than men, and judged on more than the quality of their work. It’s not enough to be a great lawyer. Many feel they must also be nice, but not too nice; assertive but not too assertive. Just ask Debra...

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