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May 15, 2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

The Alloy King of Prussia
301 W. DeKalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA, USA 19406

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Greater Philadelphia

ACCGP's Annual Women's Summit will be held on May 15th in King of Prussia.  This event will focus on topics specific to women, but all are welcome to attend.


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


Session 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
"You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It Too"
Presented by Fisher Phillips

It’s no secret that working women are excellent jugglers. And while COVID gave many the lingering ability to work remotely, it left us with is the ever increasing demands for our time that seem to be 24/7. So how do you have a productive, satisfying and effective professional life and juggle the personal demands of family, household responsibility, mental and physical wellness and still be happy? Join Deniz Reilly and (IHC) as they lead an interactive discussion about what works, what doesn’t and how to have some humor and happiness in the midst of it all.


  • Deniz Uzel Reilly, Esq., Partner, Fisher Phillips
  • Teleicia J.R. Dambreville, Esq., Director, Managing Counsel, Burlington Stores, Inc.
  • Pamella Raison, Esq., Senior Corporate Counsel, Farmers Insurance
  • Michelle Warner, Esq., Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer, Delaware River and Bay Authority
  • Shannon Young, Esq., Associate General Counsel, Employment & Benefits, Accession Risk Management Group

Session 2 - 9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
"Beyond Blind Justice: Understanding Bias in AI-Driven Legal Tech Solutions"
Presented by Cozen O'Connor

(1 CLE Credit)

As the use of AI grows, businesses and their in-house counsel must evaluate its potential benefits, risks, and rewards. The session will cover current rules and laws governing AI use in the legal industry and address the ethical and legal obligations that arise. After laying the foundation, the presenters will explore AI tools that businesses are using, address the AI bias found in these tools, and explore ways individuals can identify and mitigate this bias.


  • Nicole Gill, Chair and Managing Member, CODISCOVR, Cozen O'Connor


Session 3 - 10:50 a.m. - 11:50 p.m.
Walking The Line With Diversity-Based Shareholder Activity"
Presented by Dechert

(1 CLE Credit)

Women have been historically under-represented in board rooms and executive roles.  And while the statistics for female leadership have been slowly improving in recent years, a company’s failure to diversify their leadership and offer women a seat at the table has uniquely shaped recent shareholder activity. This panel will examine current diversity-based derivative litigation, activism, and settlements and offer an interactive discussion on best practices for walking this line. 


  • Carla Graff, Associate, Dechert LLP
  • Bina Peltz, Dechert LLP
  • Joslyn Ewart, Founder, Entrust Financial LLC


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Session 4 - 1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
"Impact and Influence: How Women’s Health Care is Driving Career Decisions"
Presented by Armstrong Teasdale

Demanding careers oftentimes demand complicated decisions, especially when it comes to considering your future professionally and personally. COVID-19 has even further shifted expectations about work/life balance and pushed employees globally to more carefully consider what matters most. From mental health to the path to parenthood, women face unique health hurdles in the workplace that can ultimately impact their career trajectory. Armstrong Teasdale lawyers Sandy King and Lizl Leonardo, alongside esteemed in-house counsel, discuss the impact women’s health has had on their careers and share tips to overcome potential biases in the workplace related to taking leave or alternative paths to leadership.


  • Sandy King, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale
  • Lizl Leonardo, Associate, Armstrong Teasdale
  • Brionna Denby, SVP, General Counsel, WSFS Bank


Session 5 - 2:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
"Pivoting with Purpose: Women Lawyers’ Strategies for Change-Making"
Presented by Reed Smith

Join a panel of Reed Smith partners across multiple practice areas, as they discuss their personal paths in legal practice, practical tips for keeping forward momentum, and strategies for moving beyond obstacles. Audience members will learn about the “fem-tech” revolution and recent focus on women’s healthcare, among other examples of substantive legal issues putting women at the forefront of innovation and opportunity.


  • Nicole Aiken-Shaban, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Dana Janquitto, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Heather Ritch Rocks, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Ellie O'Brien-Fabeny, Associate General Counsel, Optum


3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception


State: PA & DE (NJ is reciprocal self-reporting)
Category: General