Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Columnist, The New York Times
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner, Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance, Professor Business and Society, Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern School of Business
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Juliet P. Kostritsky, Everett D. & Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
Glidden House
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Women’s Law and Leadership Conference 2013
Sponsor
Level I Sponsors: BakerHostetler, Calfee Halter, Hahn Loeser, FirstEnergy Foundation, Squire Sanders,Thompson Hine, Tucker Ellis, Ulmer & Berne
Level II Sponsors: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, Angela Carlin ’55, McGlinchey Stafford, Carol Tanenbaum ’75, Kristine Wellman ’95
NOV 8, 2013
7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Location
VENUE CHANGED
New Location
The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115
CLE Credit
Approved for 7.0 hours of in-person CLE credit
$100.00 for Case Law Alumni
$200.00 for all other attorneys
Case Western Reserve University School of Law presents our 2nd Annual Women’s Law & Leadership Conference—a daylong symposium for women in the law. The symposium will feature vibrant and dynamic discussions of the unique challenges and successes of women in law and leadership from a number of perspectives. Speakers will include both local and national attorneys from corporate, non-profit, government and law firm backgrounds.


We are pleased to welcome Deborah Epstein Henry, who will give the keynote address, “Inspiring Women.” Henry is an internationally recognized expert on workplace restructuring, talent management and the retention and promotion of lawyers, with a focus on women. Her book, Law & Reorder, was the No. 1 best-selling American Bar Association Flagship Publishing book for 2011. Henry is the founder of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, a consulting firm well known for Best Law Firms for Women, a national initiative with Working Mother magazine where they select the 50 best US law firms for women and report on trends in the industry. She is also co-founder and managing director of Bliss Lawyers, a new legal model firm that provides temporary lawyers in “secondments,” where they work at in-house legal departments, yet are employed by Bliss.

Symposium Topics Include:

  • The Leadership/Diversity Pipeline: Designing Sustainable Corporate Programs that Work
  • Early Career: Networking, Building Your Brand, Attracting Sponsors
  • Mid-Career: Embracing Influence and Power
  • At the Table – Driving Change & Delivering Results while Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders
  • Social Impact: Leading in Non-profit, Government and Judicial Arenas
  • Adversity, Crisis and Change: Opportunities for Empowerment
  • Through the Boardroom Door: The Great Ability of Women Counsel to Serve as Effective Corporate Directors

This event will offer professional development, as well as peer exchange and networking opportunities. In addition, it will provide a chance for junior level attorneys to learn from the experience of senior level women, who could serve as role models in the profession. This symposium, which is CLE eligible, will be open to the legal community and the public and will be webcast.
Speaker Information
Conference Co-Chairs:

Colleen Batcheler
, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ConAgra Foods
Ann Harlan, Retired Vice President and General Counsel, The JM Smucker Company
Laura Quatela, President, Eastman Kodak Company
Kristine Wellman, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Corporate Reputation & Governance, Capital One

Additional Information
$10.00 Valet Parking available
Lunch available for CLE attendees
$25.00 Networking lunch available for non CLE attendees
Free & open to the general public

Agenda
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Conference Registration
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks:
Lawrence Mitchell, Dean, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
8:15 - 9:30 a.m. Keynote Address: Inspiring Women
Debbie Epstein Henry, Founder & President, Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers
Introduction: Kristine M. Wellman
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion:
The Leadership/Diversity Pipeline: Designing Sustainable Corporate Programs that Work
Moderator: Kristine M. Wellman, Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, Corporate Reputation & Governance, Capital One
Panelists: April Miller Boise, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Veyance Technologies
Deborah Z. Read, Managing Partner, Thompson Hine LLP
Martha Rees, Vice President, DuPont Legal
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Morning Break & Networking
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breakout Conversations:
A. Early Career: Networking, Building Your Brand, Attracting Sponsors
Facilitators: Michele Connell, Partner, Squire Sanders (US) LLP
Rita Maimbourg, Partner, Tucker Ellis
Susan George, Senior Corporate Attorney, The JM Smucker Company
Ann Weinzimmer, Senior Attorney, Mergers & Acquisitions, Eaton Corporation
Kelly Kosek, Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

B. Mid-Career: Embracing Influence and Power
Facilitators: Heidi Goldstein, Partner and Chair of Firmwide Women's Initiative, Thompson Hine LLP
Mara Cushwa, Partner, Calfee, Halter & Griswold
Lisa Kunkle, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, PolyOne Corporation
David J. Hooker, Esq., Partner, Thompson Hine LLP

C. At the Table - Driving Change & Delivering Results while Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders
Facilitators: Ann Harlan, Retired Vice President & General Counsel, The J.M. Smucker Company
Paula Taylor Whitfield, Senior Director/Assistant General Counsel, Eli Lilly
Patty Inglis, Executive Vice President, San Francisco 49ers
Geri Presti, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Forest City Enterprises
Jerry Grisko, Jr., President & COO, CBIZ, Inc.
Juliet P. Kostritsky, Everett D. and Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion:
Social Impact: Leading in Non-profit, Government and Judicial Arenas
Moderator: Ann Kowal Smith, Founder & Executive Director, That Can Be Me, Inc.
Panelists: Larissa Bungo, Assistant Regional Director, East Central Region, Federal Trade Commission
Katherine Hatton, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Denielle Pemberton-Heard, Group Counsel Business Affairs, PBS
The Honorable Michelle D. Earley, Cleveland Municipal Court
Inajo Davis Chappell, Partner, Ulmer & Berne LLP
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Break & Networking
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Panel Discussion:
Adversity, Crisis and Change: Opportunities for Empowerment
Moderator: Laura Quatela, President, Eastman Kodak Company
Panelists: Leila Vespoli, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, First Energy Corp
Patricia Gillette, Partner, Orrick
Anita Cosgrove
, Director, Provider Relations, Castlight Health
Libby Keefer, Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Case Western Reserve University
Bruce M. Hennes, Managing Partner, Hennes Paynter Communications
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Panel Discussion:
Through the Boardroom Door: The Great Ability of Women Counsel to Serve as Effective Corporate Directors
Moderator: Colleen Batcheler, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Panelists: Catherine M. Kilbane, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, The Sherwin Williams Company
Director, The Andersons Inc. – Chair, Compensation & Leadership Development Committee and the Audit Committee. Director, University Hospitals Health Systems – Chair, Partnership for Families Leadership Board and Director, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation – Chairperson


Suzanne Hanselman, Partner & Chair of National Women's Committee, Baker Hostetler
Director, YWCA and Menlo Park Academy

Ann Harlan, Retired Vice President & General Counsel, The J.M. Smucker Company
Director, The Gorman Rupp Company – Co Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. Director, Eatem Food Corporation.
Director, University Hospitals Health Systems & The First Tee of Cleveland

Laura Quatela, President, Eastman Kodak Company
Director, Technicolor S.A.
5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Closing Cocktail Reception


Pre-Conference Reception: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP - Spotlight on Women
5:30 -8:00 p.m. Union Club
Invitation only for conference speakers, leadership, and sponsoring law firms
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