Lectures & Events

3rd Annual Women’s Law and Leadership Conference
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Level I:

BakerHostetler; Hahn Loeser; Squire Patton Boggs; Tucker Ellis LLP;Ulmer & Berne LLP;

Level II:

Benesch; Thompson Hine
OCT 24, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tinkham Veale University Center
Case Western Reserve University Campus
CLE Credit
5.5 hours of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval

Case Western Reserve University School of Law presents our 3rd 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. Topics of discussion will include:
  • Women as Visionary Leaders
  • Power: Let’s Collaborate to Advance Women in the Profession
  • Take the Risk, Lean-In and Move Up!
  • Millennials and Equality – Agents of Change?

Additional Information
5.50 hours CLE credit pending approval.
General registration: $50 includes networking lunch (no CLE).
CLE credit CWRU Law Alumni: $100 includes networking lunch.
CLE credit all other attorneys: $200 includes networking lunch.

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Introductions & Welcome
Barbara R. Snyder
President, Case Western Reserve University

Jessica Berg
Interim Dean and Professor of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Michael P. Scharf
Interim Dean and Professor of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Michele L. Connell
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Keynote Address
William F. Lee, Partner
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Panel Break Out I
"Millennials and Equality – Agents of Change?"

Susan George
Director & Managing Counsel, Contracts & Business Services
The J.M. Smucker Company

Amanda Dillon
Senior Corporate Counsel,
Diebold Incorporated

Tamara Fynan
Vice President, Marketing Services
The J.M. Smucker Company

Renee Tramble Richard
Vice President and General Counsel
Cuyahoga Community College

Jen Vergilii
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Panel Break Out II

"Take the Risk, Lean-In and Move Up!"

Laura Quatela
Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property

Ann Harlan
Harlan Peterson

Lee Ann Howard
Howard & O’Brien Associates

M. Patricia Oliver
Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP

Nancy A. Valentine
Hahn Loeser

Kristine Wellman
SVP & Chief Counsel
Corporate Reputation & Governance, Capital One

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. "Women Leaders: Is it all about the shoes?"
Pat Gillette
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
12:15 –1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Panel: "Women as Visionary Leaders"

Suzanne Hanselman
Partner & Chair of National Women's Committee
Baker Hostetler

Kathie Brandt
Thompson Hine
New York office

Victoria Donati
General Counsel
Euromarket Designs d/b/a Crate & Barrel

Margaret Mitchell
President & CEO

Patricia Shlonsky
Partner, Chair - Employee Benefits Practice and Tax Practice Group
Ulmer & Berne LLP
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Panel IV: Power: "Collaborating to Advance Women in the Profession"

Michele Connell
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

April Miller Boise
Chief Legal Officer, Vice President, and Corporate Secretary
Veyance Technologies, Inc.

Maria Teresa Tejada
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Sharon Levine
Partner, Lowenstein Sandler

Janet L. Miller, Esq.
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
University Hospitals
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Michele Connell
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Networking

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