Women Leadership in Law

Women Success Stories: I'm With Her
May 2017 Listen
Our esteemed panel will share successes nearly three decades out of school. They will discuss how they used their law degrees to advance their varied and diverse careers and how they have dealt with challenges and supported each other in both their professional and personal lives.

Moderator Cheryl D. Orr, Partner, Drinker, Biddle & Reath

Janice Block, EVP, Chief Legal and Chief Administrative Officer, Kaplan

Katie McGinty, Partner, Militia Hill Ventures

Deirdre O’Callaghan, Chief Legal Counsel, Center for Internet Security

Susan Ullman, General Counsel, U.S. Office of Special Counsel

May 2017 Listen
Recent statistics published by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession concluded that women are significantly and shockingly underrepresented as lead trial lawyers in court. Join this powerhouse panel to see the successful women trial lawyers who are sitting in courtroom tables as first chairs at significant trials – and paving the way for other women to follow.

Moderator Deborah Chang, Attorney, Panish Shea & Boyle

Linda Burrow, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner

Amy Fisch Solomon, Partner, Girardi | Keese

Britt K. Strottman, Principal, Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson

May 2017 Listen
The panel will discuss the representation of women in the C-suite and on corporate boards and how to best leverage abilities and talents to achieve positive business results. Our presenters will also share advice on how to get a seat at the table and successfully navigate the myriad issues facing women in leadership roles and explore wide-ranging ways to create a culture of inclusion. Board-ready attorneys will gain insights, tools, and connections to learn, advance, and lead.

Moderator Dawn Haghighi, General Counsel, Privacy & Compliance Officer, PCV Murcor and General Counsel, VRM Mortgage Services

Terry P. Bayer, Chief Operating Officer, Molina Healthcare

Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, Chief Executive Officer, Berkhemer Clayton

Araceli Campos, Executive Director, Miguel Contreras Foundation; Commissioner, Los Angeles City Ethics Commission; Former President, City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Cheryl Travis-Johnson, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, VRM Mortgage Services & Co-Chair, The Council for Inclusion in Financial Services

May 2017 Listen
Eileen Decker, Former United States Attorney, Central District of California speaks on crisis management and is then interviewed by Nina Marino, Founder, Partner, Kaplan Marino.

Keynote Speaker Eileen Decker, Former United States Attorney, Central District of California

Interviewer Nina Marino, Founder, Partner, Kaplan Marino

May 2017 Listen
This panel is comprised of accomplished women in Law who have each taken (and continue to take) different paths to success and fulfillment. Each of these women — and their career choices — exemplify the myriad opportunities and transitions that a lawyer can experience. Whether they began in government, a large firm, or a small firm, and transitioned to a different-sized firm, to the bench, or to private industry, this distinguished group of attorneys has wrestled with the same life events, work environments, and career decisions as the women attending this conference. This panel will highlight the wealth of opportunities available today to women in Law, examine the positives and negatives of different trajectories, and comment on their personal experiences with change.

Moderator Stacy D. Phillips, Partner, Blank Rome

Cecily Barclay, Partner, Perkins Coie

Hon. Christine W. Byrd, Los Angeles Superior Court

Kate S. Gold, Partner, Drinker, Biddle & Reath

Jennifer Stanley, Partner, Fenwick & West

Lisa Von Eschen, Partner, Lamb and Kawakami

May 2017 Listen
Effective communications are critical to one's progress and success. As leaders, we often negotiate contracts, ask for business, disagree in a group, say no to someone, communicate a bad reviews, oppose disrespectful, discriminatory or bad behavior, end a relationship, ask for money, or give directives to colleagues and staff, the list goes on. This session will focus on various communication practices that worked to champion this panel's career success.

Moderator Deana Kardel, Principal, EOS Consulting

Elizabeth E. Atlee, Deputy General Counsel, Global Litigation, CBRE

Lucie Barron, Founder and President, ADR Services

Lori Bowman, Partner, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Jeanne Fugate, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner

May 2017 Listen
It should come as no surprise that some of the leading jurists on the bench are women. Join us as we pay tribute to these remarkable women on the bench in our state, federal and appellate courts.

Moderator Erika Contreras, Attorney, Panish Shea & Boyle

Hon. Judith C. Chirlin, Ret., Executive Director, Western Justice Center

Hon. Elizabeth R. Feffer, Los Angeles Superior Court

Hon. Virginia A. Phillips, Chief District Judge, Central District of California

Patent Disputes Forum North

An 'Alice' Update
Apr 2017 Listen
We have seen a number of significant Federal Circuit decisions addressing 101 issues in the last year. Is this producing greater clarity and consistency, or just more fodder for debate on what the law is?

Moderator Mark D. Selwyn, Partner, WilmerHale

Christen Dubois, Director and Associate General Counsel, IP Litigation, Facebook

Mark Flanagan, Partner-in-Charge, WilmerHale

Doug Lumish, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Ashok Ramani, Partner, Keker, Van Nest & Peters

Apr 2017 Listen
Develop your game plan now for early disposition as a result of pre-trial motions and mediation during litigation, or patent aggregation and licensing prior to litigation.

Mark LeHocky, Mediator Judicate West

Dwayne L. Mason, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Jeff Kichaven, Principal Mediator, Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation

Moderator, Jeff Joyner, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Apr 2017 Listen
Why is a patent often valued differently in litigation versus when it is sold in the open market? Hear how these seasoned industry professionals approach patent valuation, the issues and metrics considered, and explore why their opinions converge/diverge in valuing a patent.

Moderator, Jim DeCarlo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Kim Schenk, Principal, Charles River Associates

Ray Strimaitis, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo!

Tao Zhang, Senior Director of IP Strategy, Huawei Device USA

Apr 2017 Listen
A conversation with John Cabeca, Director, Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office, interviewed by Kathi Vidal, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Keynote Speaker John Cabeca, Director, Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office

Interviewer Kathi Vidal, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Apr 2017 Listen
What do judges (and their clerks) really want from counsel? What their pet peeves and never do that's, and what makes them happy? We will have a panel of judges who will show you the do's and don'ts of patent litigation. The highlight of the day, you will not want to miss this special session!

Moderator Bill Abrams, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

Hon. James Donato, District Judge, Northern District of California

Hon. Kimberly C. Priest Johnson, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Hon. Amos L. Mazzant, III, District Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Hon. Beverly Reid O’Connell, District Judge, Central District of California

Hon. Kevin C. Trock, Administrative Patent Judge, Patent Trial & Appeal Board, USPTO Silicon Valley

Apr 2017 Listen
Since we last met in April 2016, the Supreme Court has taken up several damages issues, including enhanced damages, extraterritoriality, design patent damages, and patent exhaustion. This panel will bring their extensive patent case experience to discuss how recent cases are factoring into overall strategies for patent cases.

Moderator Danielle Williams, Partner, Winston & Strawn

Erik Puknys, Partner Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

Karen Robinson, Director of Litigation, Adobe

Kim Schenk, Principal, Charles River Associates

Patrick Weston, Senior Litigation Counsel, Google

Apr 2017 Listen
An engaging discussion on cybersecurity and patent protection issues.

Moderator Brett Johnson, Partner, Winston & Strawn

Lisa Buccino, Director, Global Litigation Group, SAP

Daniel E. Roffman, Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Eva Paterson
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