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February 23, 2011

Powerful Women Reflect on Their Successes

Women constitute a significant percentage of the lawyers in law firms, corporate legal departments, and government, and have represented approximately 50 percent of law school graduates for more than 25 years.  They are positioned to exercise power and influence and effectuate change.  But, most women lawyers are not exercising power.  A panel of powerful women lawyers discussed how they made it to the top during “Women and Power:  Getting Ambitious About Ambition,” a program presented by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.

Speakers:

Hilarie Bass, global operating shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Anna Fels, doctor and faculty member, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Cathy Hampton, Atlanta city attorney

Leslie M. Turner, general counsel, The Coca-Cola Company

Moderators:

Deborah Epstein Henry, founder & president, Flex-Time Lawyers LLC  

Lisa Horowitz, past president, National Association of Women Lawyers, and director of professional development, McDermott Will & Emery