The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

5th Anniversary Celebration and Award Luncheon

April 11, 2014 Four Seasons Hotel Austin, Texas

Friday, April 11, 2014, Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Event Re-cap:
Arianna Huffington Keynotes 5th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Luncheon
Mary Cranston’s HWCLA Acceptance Speech as featured in the Huffington Post
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Keynote Speaker: Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In 2013, she was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In 2006, and again in 2011, she was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. She will soon release her 14th book, THRIVE: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder.

Hortense Ward Courageous Leader AwardMary Cranston

The Center for Women in Law is honored to present the first ever Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award to Mary Cranston, retired Senior Partner and Immediate Past Chair of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. In her eight years as Chair, she expanded Pillsbury into an international platform through two of the largest law firm mergers in history. While Chair, she achieved top-10 rankings among American law firms for women and minority partners through the introduction of innovative diversity and work-life programs. She has received numerous honors and awards, including being named “One of the Best Female Antitrust Lawyers in the World” by Global Competition Review and in 2005, she was the recipient of the Margaret Brent Award, the American Bar Association’s highest award for women lawyers given for legal excellence and for paving the way for other women lawyers. Most recently she received the DirectWomen Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award in 2013. She has been practicing complex litigation, including antitrust, telecommunications and securities litigation since 1975.

Circle of Leaders Recognition

In addition to honoring the inaugural Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award recipient, the Center will also recognize the generous contributions made by the Circle of Leaders, an illustrious group of women taking personal responsibility for the future of women lawyers. Find out how you can become a member of the Circle of Leaders and join in this special celebration at the luncheon.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many ways to support the 5th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Luncheon. Download sponsorship brochure here. For questions, please contact Abigail Hemphill at ahemphill@law.utexas.edu or (512) 471-4632.

Event Co-Chairs

Linda Broocks

Linda Broocks

Julie Hardin

Julie Hardin

Event Committee

Hilda Galvan

Hilda Galvan

Lisa Genecov

Lisa Genecov

Michelle Goolsby

Michelle Goolsby

Marcy Greer

Marcy Greer

Linda Hunsaker

Linda Hunsaker

Meredith Mouer

Meredith Mouer

Jennifer Spencer

Jennifer Spencer

Sponsors

Advocates

Locke Lord LLPNRF_PMS_AW

Benefactor

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Colleagues

Alston & Bird LLPAK_Logo_Tagline_gryBaker BottsBaker and Hostetler LLPBeck Redden LLPBowman and Brooke LLPBracewell & Giuliani LLP Dentons-logo-croppedDLA PiperExxon MobilFish & Richardson P.C. Greenberg TraurigJones DayKing & SpaldingPillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLPReed Smith LLPReliant Energy Retail Holdings, LLCSidley Austin LLPVinson & Elkins LLPVisaWinston & Strawn LLP

Melanie Barnes & Susan Blount Michelle P. Goolsby

Linda & Barry Hunsaker Ann Lents & David Heaney

Strategic Partner & Small Firms

Catalyst, Inc.Holmes Diggs & Eames, PLLCHughes Roch LLPHutcheson Bowers LLLPJoy & Young, L.L.P.Ogden Gibson Broocks Longoria & Hall, LLP

Supporters

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & FeldAlexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLPCox SmithGrafTech InternationalInternational RectifierJackson Walker L.L.P.Kelly Hart & Hallman LLPReynolds Frizzell

Toyota

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