New York City Chapter

2017 Women's Group 

Save The Date! ~ 2017 Programs:

  • May 16, 2017, sponsored by Proskauer Rose LLP
    Women's Group Presents ~ Retaining Talent: How
    Innovative Organizations Are Helping the Working
    Caregiver Find Balance and Achieve Success

    Keisha-Ann Gray, Partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Policies, Handbooks & Training Group at Proskauer

    Krista Carothers, Executive Research Editor at Working Mother Research Institute

    Manar S. Morales, President and CEO at the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance

    Y. Elizabeth Nie, Vice President, Corporate Transactions at NBCUniversal

    Emily B. Zuckerman, Vice President, Global Administration and Legal Affairs at Catalyst, Inc. 

    6:00PM-6:30PM / Registration
    6:30PM-7:30PM / Program
    7:30PM-9:00PM / Networking

    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Eleven Times Square (Eighth Avenue & 41st Street)
    New York, NY 10036
  • July 19, 2017, sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • August 2, 2017 Signature Social, sponsored by Vedder Price
  • September 14, 2017 sponsored by Dechert LLP
  • November 9, 2017 sponsored by Hogan Lovells


Past Events

  • 2016 Events

Building Your Brand

On November 17, 2016 Women's Group Sponsor, Hogan Lovells, hosted " Building Your Brand - A conversation on Career and Salary Cultivation". Topics included assessing your worth, positioning yourself for growth, and getting the flexibility you need without veering off your career path.

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  • Tracey Gilliam, Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel - Litigation, MetLife

  • AJ Murphy, Head of Global Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Jane Newton, Managing Partner and WealthAdvisor, RegentAtlantic.Founder, RegentAtlantic Wall Street Women Forum

Making the In-house counsel to business transition

On September 8, 2016 Women's Group Sponsor, Kirkland & Ellis LLP hosted a panel discussion by in-house counsel turned business professionals who described their transitions and provided insight on how to identify a prospective business role, expand skill sets and find a business sponsor.


  •  Taa Grays, VP of information Governance, MetLife
  •  Karen Gray, HR Director and Chief Operating Officer, Americas at Christie's Inc.
  •  Melissa Gunn, US Head of Hematology at Pfizer
  •  Noga Rosenthal, Chief Privacy Officer, Epsilon/ Conversant

  • Ashley Gregory, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Enhancing Professional Skills Crucial to Managing Through Corporate Crisis

On June 28, 2017 Women's Group Sponsor, Dechert LLP hosted a dynamic panel of experienced professionals who shared practical advice to refine crucial management and communications skills necessary to prevent a corporate crisis from becoming a casualty event and help set the company on the road to recovery.


Melanie Grace, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Hercules Capital

Kathleen M. Franklin, Senior Counsel, Compliance, Sony Corporation of America


Samantha Koplik, Partner, Dechert LLP

Rebecca Waldman, Partner, Dechert LLP

Getting to 50%: Strategies for achieving advancement and equality

On May 11, 2016 Women's Group Sponsor, Proskauer Rose LLP hosted a dynamic panel discussion. Topics included the role and function of mentors, the dimensions of professional risk, foundational attributes of successful leaders in the legal profession and the continuing impact of double bind dilemmas and implicit bias.



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Past Events

  • 2015 Events

Women in the legal profession: where we are and where we're going

A panel discussion on trends, value and advancement ~ June 11, 2015
Sponsored by Proskauer


• Kathie Lee, Chief Legal Officer, Union Square Hospitality Group
• Monica Greenberg, EVP, Business Affairs & General Counsel, LivePerson, Inc.
• Regine Zuber, SVP and Associate General Counsel, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.

Path to Leadership: Strategies for Future Women Leaders in the Legal Profession

September 1, 2015
Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Co-Sponsored by New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Women in the Law
Speaker: Rhonda Joy McLean, Deputy General Counsel, Time Inc.


Summer Social & Garden Cocktail Event

Located at the Garden City Hotel, July 30, 2015

Spnosored by Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.








Working Together: Simple Strategies for Effective Collaboration with Outside Counsel

October 14, 2015
Sponsored by Dechert LLP


• Pamela N. Gannon, Managing Director and Senior Managing Counsel, BNY Mellon

• Gwen Marcus, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Showtime Networks Inc. 

Speed Networking for Success

November 4, 2015
Sponsored by Hogan Lovells LLP

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how to make sponsorships work for you

December 2, 2014
Sponsored by Dechert LLP



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journey to the board room ~ how to get there

November 20, 2014
Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP


  • Francesca Maher Edwardson, CEO of the American Red Cross, Greater Chicago Region, Director of JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. and The Chicago Network

  • Susan Engel, Director of Wells Fargo, retired CEO Portero, Inc.

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stepping into new roles

October 15, 2014
Sponsored by Proskauer


  • Cindy Cornell, Principal/Leadership and Executive Coach, The Hoshin Group;

  • Sheila Davidson, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, New York LIfe Insurance Company;

  • Kate Ramundo, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Ann Inc.

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