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November 14, 2023 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT

Philadelphia Marriott Old City
One Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA, USA 19106

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Greater Philadelphia

Join ACCGP for our popular Women's Summit on November 14th. This event will feature five educational sessions focused on women's issues in the workforce. Breakfast, lunch and a light reception are included in your registration. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.



8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Session #1
"Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal Implications of AI"
presented by Anderson Kill

Artificial intelligence (AI) begins with data. How is the data collected? How is it used? These questions are at the heart of privacy and cybersecurity issues; issues that are not fully addressed in current laws. This session provides an outline of the legal issues impacting the development and use of AI.


  • Pamela Hans, Shareholder, Anderson Kill
  • Marshall Gilinsky, Shareholder, Anderson Kill


9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Session #2
"Empowering and Advancing Women to the Next Level"
presented by Greenberg Traurig

This interactive session features a panel leading a lively discussion on navigating a forward path as a new shareholder/partner/leader in organizations, covering topics such as: 

  • Effective exercises/activities to establish your brand presence among colleagues
  • Collaborating as an equal with senior leaders who once saw you as a subordinate 
  • Balancing personal empathy and business objectivity as someone now in a hiring/cultivating junior talent


  • Diane Ibrahim, Senior Vice President and Managing Shareholder, Delaware office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP 
  • Christiana Signs, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Christina Kaba, General Counsel and Vice President, Human Resources, CovationBio
  • Amy Farris Wolfe, General Counsel, Aurobindo USA


10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Session #3
"Pay Equity Laws on the Rise"
presented by Ogletree Deakins

The latest legal development in pay equity and pay transparency initiatives in the United States centers around state and local laws that require employers to disclose pay scale information or file compensation information with the state. This session will cover the rapid evolution of pay disclosure legislation and address key obligations for employers. The speakers will highlight the challenges employers face when complying with these laws and offer strategies for in-house counsel to consider while navigating the laws’ impact on recruiting, hiring practices, and internal employee relations.


  • Janice G. Dubler, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
  • Jennifer Pacicco, Associate, Ogletree Deakins
  • Katheryn Eisenmann, Senior Director, Corporate Counsel, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.


11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Session #4
"Navigating Life and a Successful Legal Career"
presented by Reed Smith

Moving beyond the misnomer “work life balance” -- which suggests an unrealistic equal attention to both work and life -- our panelists will discuss tools to achieve successful and fulfilling “work-life integration.” Our discussion will be grounded in research and the personal experiences of our panelists with topics including: how to accelerate your career in our modern flexible workplaces, tools for maintaining mental health, and how work-life integration isn’t just an issue for parents and women.  


  • Dana J. Alvaré, JD, Ph.D, Global Gender Equity Advisor, Reed Smith
  • Shruti Engstrom, Esq., Senior Vice President, Cyber Solutions, Aon
  • Christine M. Maddison, Esq., Partner, Reed Smith
  • Miranda A. Jannuzzi, Esq., Counsel, Reed Smith


2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Session #5
"Employee Accommodations –
Mental Health in the Workplace
presented by Saul Ewing

This session addresses the challenges of both mandated and employer-provided accommodations related to mental health in the workplace. With the increase in mental health issues triggered by the pandemic, our presenters will review accommodations requested and granted to those with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other cognitive or mental disabilities as defined by the ADA. 


  • Carolyn Pellegrini, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
  • Rebecca Reist, Associate, Saul Ewing LLP


3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session #6
"Navigating the AI Revolution - Crafting Effective Policies for Generative AI"
presented by Troutman Pepper

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the corporate landscape, presenting unique challenges for legal, compliance, and human resources departments as they strive to keep pace with its widespread adoption. Many forward-thinking organizations are developing policies to govern the use of these innovative tools. However, the danger lies in adopting a one-size-fits-all policy that fails to consider the unique circumstances of each organization. 

In this panel discussion, we will share insights from Troutman Pepper Partners Tracey Diamond, Alison Grounds and Kim Phan, who faced these challenges head-on when developing policies and procedures to balance benefits with legal risks.  The panel will explore key questions to ask during the process providing valuable insight and practical tips to consider when navigating this new frontier.


  • Tracey Diamond, Partner, Troutman Pepper
  • Alison Grounds, Partner, Troutman Pepper
  • Kim Phan, Partner, Troutman Pepper
  • Sarah Schindler-Williams, VP Compliance & Deputy General Counsel, Zest AI


4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception


State: PA, NJ, DE
Category: General