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Women Legal 2014 - - 9 seats remain!!
03 Jun 2014 - 03 Jun 2014
SUNY Global Center ~ New York, NY
$895.00 per registrant
Illustrating the business imperative for the retention and succession of female leadership in the legal profession, while identifying opportunities to open up business dialogues and make useful connections
Patricia K. Gillette, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Deborah Epstein Henry, Esq., Founder & President, Flex-Time Lawyers LLC; Co-Founder & Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers
Leslie M. Turner, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The Hershey Company
Andra Shapiro, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel, Nickelodeon
Jacki Zehner, CEO, Women Moving Millions
Pamela Craven, Chief Administrative Officer, Avaya
Shauna Mei, CEO & Founder, AHAlife
Kathi Lutton, Partner, Fish and Richardson
Cathy Fleming, Managing Partner (NYC), Chair, Tax Investigations & Defense, Hodgson Russ LLP
Barry S. Levin, Partner, Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP
James S. Hutchinson, Chief Administrative Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Susan S. Brewer, Managing Partner/CEO, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Lorraine Mullings Campos, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Karen B. Kahn, Managing Partner, Threshold Advisors, LLC
Roberta D. Liebenberg, Partner, Fine Kaplan and Black R.P.C. & Chair, American Bar Association ABA Task Force on Gender Equity
Robert N. Weiner, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
Marianne M. Trost, The Women Lawyers Coach, LLC
Sarah Flannery, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP
Laurel Krueger, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Sterling Jewelers, Inc.
Sloane S. Perras, Chief Legal Officer, The Krystal Company
Ann-Marie McGaughey, Hiring Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Why should you attend this program?
The evolution of relationships between the genders continues. Currently, in law firms, there is an interesting conundrum; balancing the desire for a gender-blind work-place where “the best lawyer gets the work and advances” and the reality of navigating the complicated maze created by the fact that, in general, men and women do possess differences in their work styles. These variations impact who they work with, how they work, how they build professional connections and how organizations ultimately leverage, reward and recognize the talents of all.
Ark Group’s East Coast Women Legal 2014 forum will embark on a conversation concerning the challenges, opportunities and benefits involved in accelerating the progress of law firms embracing a culture of men and women as allies—while again providing a unique platform for women to view their own power differently and "take ownership” of their careers in a profession that currently does not support their advancement in ways that it should.
There are new voices being heard in the women’s movement coming from leaders like Sheryl Sandberg as well as from countless millennials entering the workplace. Are they changing the focus and the discussion around “women’s issues?” Are these perspectives (some being framed by various authors and the media) helpful to women or do they play into and encourage bias? With the future of the legal profession uncertain and law students graduating with fewer jobs to fill, the messaging to women law students and lawyers is more important than ever.
We hope you will decide to join this ongoing discussion on June 3rd in New York, as we collectively identify opportunities to open up business dialogues and make useful connections—turning strategic relationships into mentors, sponsors and clients.
Ark Group’s East Coast Women Legal 2014 forum will be taking place at The SUNY Global Center—State University of New York. With tiered, in-the-round seating, and microphones at the desktop, this state-of-the-art facility is the perfect complement to the level of interaction we expect at this year’s conference!
Conference Venue & Hotel Accommodations:

The SUNY Global Center
The State University of New York
116 East 55th Street
(Btw. Park and Lexington Ave)
New York, New York 10022

The SUNY Global Center serves as the headquarters for the (SUNY) system’s international operations, and is the public face of the state university system in New York City. This forum will take place in the Global Classroom--which is a state-of-the-art facility with tiered,
in-the-round seating, and power and microphones at the desktop
fostering seamless interaction between speakers and audience


Marriott Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel
569 Lexington Avenue (at 51st St.)
New York, NY 10022

Omni Berkshire Place Hotel
21 East 52nd Street (between Madison & 5th)
New York, NY 10022

Club Quarters Rockefeller Center
25 West 51st Street (Off 5th Avenue opposite Rockefeller Plaza)
New York, NY 10019

Affinia Manhattan
155 East 50th Street

Carvi Hotel New York
152 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

Marriott Renaissance
130 East 57th Street

Hotel Elysee
60 East 54th Street
Group Discount:

Group discounts are available! Contact Peter Franken at for more info!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Increase your exposure, maintain contacts, obtain new leads by sponsoring an event. Call 312.212.1301 for more info!

Can’t Attend?

You can still benefit from our program! Workbooks are available for our conferences. Individually priced and packaged, each captures the information and insights delivered by our faculty. For more information please email or call 312.212.1301 to reserve your copy today!

Cancellation policy
  • Registrations can be submitted at any stage prior to the event, subject to availability. A limited allocation is being held and registering early is therefore recommended - in the event of the registration not being accepted by Ark Group the total amount will be refunded.
  • Payment must be received in full prior to the event.
  • All speakers are correct at the time of printing, but are subject to variation without notice.
  • If the delegate cancels after the registration has been accepted, the delegate will be liable for the following cancellation charges:
            1. Cancellations notified over 45 days prior to the event will not incur a cancellation fee
            2. In the event of a cancellation being between 45 and 30 days prior to the event, a 20% cancellation fee will be charged.
            3. For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the event, the full delegate rate must be paid and no refunds will be available.
  • All registrations submitted by email, fax, U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or over the telephone are subject to these booking conditions.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Ark Group will not be held liable for circumstandes beyond their control which lead to the cancellation or variation of the program.
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