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Marcia Backus Appointed Vice President and General Counsel of Occidental Petroleum

September 17th, 2013

Founding Member Marcia Backus was named Vice President and General Counsel of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, an international oil and gas exploration and production company. Occidental Petroleum is one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors globally. Marcia’s appointment will be [...]

Lisa Genecov Featured in Dallas Business Journal’s 2013 “Who’s Who in Health Care”

September 17th, 2013

Founding Member Lisa Genecov was named in the Dallas Business Journal’s 2013 “Who’s Who in Health Care” edition. Of the 25 health care professionals chosen for positively impacting the health care industry of North Texas, Lisa is the only private law firm lawyer featured on the list.
Lisa is a partner at Locke [...]

Susan Blount Selected for the 2014 DirectWomen Board Institute

September 12th, 2013

Founding Member Susan Blount was selected for membership in the 2014 DirectWomen Board Institute, a program designed to identify and promote elite women lawyers to serve on corporate boards of public companies. The Board Institute, now in its 6th year, offers an orientation and update on key issues facing current and [...]

American Bar Association Task Force on Gender Equity Issues Reports on Gender Bias in Law Firm Partner Compensation

August 18th, 2013

The American Bar Association Task Force on Gender Equity released two publications aimed at eradicating gender bias in law firm compensation.  Closing the Gap: A Road Map for Achieving Gender Pay Equity in Law Firm Partner Compensation outlines compensation systems and practices that will decrease the pay gap while enhancing the functioning of [...]

Center for Women in Law Student Intern Emily Stegich and University of Texas 3L Yingying Zeng Awarded 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship

August 14th, 2013

Center for Women in Law Student Intern Emily Stegich and University of Texas School of Law student Yingying Zeng have been awarded a 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship. Fellows are competitively selected based on academic performance, leadership, and dedication to advancing the status of women in the profession. In addition to receiving financial support and [...]

Linda Addison Named One of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York

July 30th, 2013

Center for Women in Law Founding Member Linda Addison has been named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by Crain’s New York Business. The list recognizes the top women with commercial and civic clout in New York’s business community. She is one of only three practicing lawyers on [...]

Susan Blount Named Executive Vice President of Prudential Financial

June 25th, 2013

Center for Women in Law Founding Member Susan Blount has been promoted to executive vice president of Prudential Financial, Inc. Prudential Financial, Inc. is one of the world’s largest financial services leaders with operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. In addition to her role as executive vice president, Blount will [...]

Lisa Tatum Sworn In as President of the State Bar of Texas

June 25th, 2013

On Friday, June 21, Lisa Tatum was sworn in as President of the State Bar of Texas.  Lisa is the first African-American woman to be elected president of the State Bar of Texas, which is the 5th largest organization of lawyers in the country. Her term runs from June 2013 to June 2014.
Lisa [...]

Founding Members Linda Addison and Janiece Longoria receive the Texas Exes 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award

June 10th, 2013

Center for Women in Law Founders Linda Addison and Janiece Longoria have been honored by Texas Exes with the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Distinguished Alumnus Awards are among the most coveted awards at The University of Texas, presented to an elite group of alumni whose professional successes and service [...]

Susan Blount to be Honored by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

June 5th, 2013

Center for Women in Law Founder Susan Blount will receive the Corporate Leadership Award at the 2013 New Jersey Institute for Social Justice Awards Gala on June 6. An urban-research and advocacy organization, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice is dedicated to the advancement of New Jersey’s urban areas and residents. The [...]

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