Friday, April 127:00 Buffet Breakfast | The Four Seasons Sponsor: Mary Kay Inc. 8:00 Visibility Is Not Equality: The ABA Presidential Task Force on Gender Equity Introduction of Laurel Bellows: Roberta D. Liebenberg, Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.
Speaker: Laurel G. Bellows, President, American Bar Association and Principal, The Bellows Law Group, P.C.
8:30 Pay Equity for Women Partners
A panel of law firm partners and general counsel will discuss the continued pay disparity for women partners and the relationship between pay equity and the advancement of women into positions of power and influence. Panelists will examine features of current partner compensation systems that can contribute to pay disparities and explore solutions.
Moderator: Michele Coleman Mayes, Summit Chair and Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, The New York Public Library
Laurel G. Bellows, President, American Bar Association
Paulette Brown, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Denise F. Keane, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Altria Group
Karen A. Popp, Partner, Global Chair for White Collar Group and Executive Committee Member, Sidley Austin LLP
10:10 The Role of Law Schools in Changing the Status Quo
This session will focus on the law school environment and how law school deans and faculty can foster a law school experience that is intentionally focused on putting women on equal pathways to success. Panelists will explore what law schools can do to better prepare women for the challenges they will face upon graduation, emerging issues in recruiting women and minorities to law schools, and the impact of recent affirmative action decisions on women’s professional equality.
Moderator: Zipporah B. Wiseman, Thos. H. Law Centennial Professor, The University of Texas School of Law
The Honorable Christine M. Durham, Chief Justice, Utah Supreme Court
Katherine M. Larkin-Wong, President, Ms. JD
Paula A. Monopoli, Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Women, Leadership & Equality Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Rachel F. Moran, Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
11:30 Closing Remarks
Speaker: Michele Coleman Mayes, Summit Chair
12:00 Informal Buffet Lunch | The Four Seasons