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Table of Contents Note to Our Readers.................................................................................................................... 1 Making Rain................................................................................................................................ 2 Winston Wins Perfect Score......................................................................................................... 3 Winston Diversity Scholarship..................................................................................................... 3 Honors, Appointments, Accomplishments.................................................................................. 4 On Board at the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF)................................................................... 5 Building Influence and Creating Change..................................................................................... 6 Winston Welcomes New Diversity Committee Members............................................................. 7 Winston Partners Recognized by the National LGBT Bar Association........................................... 7 Winston & Strawn at Altria Diversity Roundtable........................................................................ 7 Working with Outside Organizations.......................................................................................... 8 Diversity Committee.................................................................................................................... 9
About [email protected] & Strawn This newsletter describes our ongoing commitment to diversity within the firm, as well as with our clients, and in our community. We believe our continued work and discussion about diversity will give the firm greater insight and sensitivity, which will allow us to provide outstanding client service. Thank you for your interest and support.
[email protected] & Strawn is published periodically for Winston & Strawn attorneys, clients, and friends. Executive editor: Amanda Groves (Partner, San Francisco office, (415) 591-1409). Managing editor: Paula Tsurutani (Business Development, Chicago office, (312) 558-5273). Winston & Strawn, founded in 1853, has more than 900 attorneys in 14 offices worldwide, including Beijing, China; Charlotte; Chicago; Hong Kong, China; Geneva, Switzerland; London, England; Los Angeles; New York City; Newark; Moscow, Russian Federation; Paris, France; San Francisco; Shanghai, China; and Washington, D.C. For additional copies of this diversity newsletter, please contact Winston & Strawn’s Business Development Department, 35 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601, (312) 558-5231.
Note to Our Readers Sustaining diversity momentum within the legal profession is a continuing challenge given the ongoing business obligations of lawyers, the current economic situation, and the competition for diverse talent. At Winston & Strawn, we remain convinced that a wholehearted diversity commitment is essential and will, in the long term, reap significant benefits for clients, the legal profession, and our attorneys and staff.
Because we believe more constructive work needs to be done, we have made a concerted effort in the last year to engage and encourage the entire partnership to participate in our diversity initiatives. This is a top-down commitment led by firm management and managed by our Diversity Committee. Our work has been focused in four distinct areas: • Enhanced business development procedures. The Diversity Committee created a series of procedures outlining how partners can and should be more diversity-conscious when putting together client proposals and business pitches. We want to ensure that diverse attorneys have the chance to be involved in, and to expand their participation in, client presentations. To that end, all department heads at Winston have backed these guidelines and distributed them to the partners in their groups.
• Revamped junior associate work assignment procedures. A Diversity Committee task force is developing office- and department-based work plans that will help ensure appropriate distribution of work/utilization of our junior associates. • Re-evaluation of the firm’s part-time work policy. We also want formal policies that recognize flexible, family-friendly, competitive, and responsive work arrangements for all attorneys. We believe having such policies will attract and retain top talent at all levels. Another task force composed of associates and Human Resources staff is examining options and best practices to develop these new work policies. • Close involvement with client-sponsored diversity/inclusiveness training. Winston works closely with a number of clients who share our strong interest in diversity. We also seek out ways to partner with them to develop tailored diversity programs. On the drawing board are plans for diversityfocused, skills-based training sessions that are customized to our clients’ legal issues and needs.
We value your interest in diversity and invite your honest feedback on ways we can improve and move forward in our efforts.
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In addition to these new initiatives, we continue to monitor the Diversity Committee’s strategic planning efforts and ongoing activities. For example, we are fine-tuning and making improvements to our formal mentoring program based on questionnaire responses from participants. Particularly in a difficult economy, we believe it is important to support events, organizations, and nonprofit entities that are committed to diversity issues. You can read about some of our major sponsorships and activities on page 8. Our own talented attorneys are some of the best advocates and do-ers on behalf of diversity. Articles about some of their efforts can be found in this issue.
Glynna Christian Partner Corporate New York office
Making Rain I’m a corporate deal lawyer specializing in outsourcing and complex technology transactions, with a subspecialty in Internet protocol and telecom issues. I chair the firm’s Global Sourcing practice, and the work involves, for example, representing clients in connection with information technology and business process outsourcing, global software acquisition and systems integration, and unique issues involving IP addresses, ASNs, and domain names, such as ICANN’s process for the creation of new gTLDs (generic toplevel domain space). Our clients look to us to develop and negotiate sourcing relationships that are customized, practical, and responsive to their business priorities and culture. The work can be complex from a transactional standpoint, often tapping into multiple industries and disciplines. For example, we frequently draw upon the extensive experience of other Winston & Strawn attorneys. I became involved in the ABA Women Rainmakers when the chair of the group, a former colleague from my prior firm, asked if I would serve as a special advisor. I quickly learned that this is a very active organization of women attorneys from across the country, from firms of all sizes – including solo practitioners as well as attorneys from small, medium, and large global firms. The Rainmakers really stay on top of current issues affecting women attorneys. The topics can cover a wide range – client service, leadership, work-life balance, and time management, among many subjects. It’s been a great opportunity to meet and learn from other women who are at similar stages in their careers, and who are willing – and excited – to
share ideas and contacts. I’m thrilled that the firm will be hosting the reception celebrating the Rainmakers’ 20th anniversary and sponsoring the Rainmakers Workshop in October. The Rainmakers often share stories so other attorneys can see how different work situations play out in real life. For example, I can share one of my favorite stories. I was at the start of one of the biggest transactions of my entire career. It was extremely complicated, involving simultaneous negotiations over several months with multiple vendors. Then I learned I was pregnant! I was hesitant about telling the client for fear they would think I wouldn’t be able to handle the schedule or grueling negotiations. But the client quickly caught on, noticing my dramatic decrease in caffeine intake. All my concerns were quickly put to rest when I realized the grandparents-to-be were the only ones more excited than the client! In terms of my own rainmaking, as part of the firm’s sponsorship of ITechLaw’s World Technology Law Conference (held in Boston in May), I had the chance to be a panelist at a session on contracting and outsourcing. I was particularly interested in participating in this conference because many of our clients are based outside of the U.S., and nearly all transactions now involve non-U.S. components. It was an excellent chance to renew contacts and make new ones, and also get new perspectives from others in the industry. Of course, doing top-quality work and becoming indispensable to the client are key elements in rainmaking. But it’s also important to build connections within your community. I make an effort to be an active volunteer at a number
of organizations, including Art in General, Inc. a New York-based organization that supports artists in the production and presentation of unconventional work. I also serve as outside counsel to the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, chaired by Lang Lang and Sandy Weill (former CEO of Citigroup), and at Girls Inc., a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Pro bono work is another way to connect with the community. I’ve had some of my proudest moments working on pro bono adoption cases and helping inMotion, a New York nonprofit that offers free legal services to women on family law, domestic violence, and immigration issues. The best and most fruitful rainmaking starts by having strong personal relationships with others. I really think you can only do that through in-person meetings and phone calls. Despite the technology aspect of my legal practice, relationships are not built digitally. You can’t e-mail or tweet a handshake or a smile.
Winston Wins Perfect Score Human Rights Campaign — Corporate Equality Index Winston & Strawn earned a 100 percent rating in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index survey. The Corporate Equality Index is a report card that rates Fortune 500 and other major firms on a scale from zero to 100 percent on seven key indicators of fair treatment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered employees and people with whom they do business. The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) political organization in the country. “We were extremely pleased to receive, for the third time, a top rating by the Human Rights Campaign,” said Diversity Committee chair Amanda Groves. “We also are continuing to track HRC’s rating criteria and recommendations so our policies continue to be as inclusive as possible in their coverage.”
Winston Diversity Scholarship Applications Available Now Winston is offering three scholarships to diverse law school students who join the 2011 summer program in one of our domestic offices following the conclusion of their second year of law school. The $10,000 scholarship will be paid during the students’ third year of law school.
Deadlines and application procedure Interested law students need to submit an application (found at www.winston.com/ diversityscholarship) along with a resume, law school transcript, and a brief personal statement to [email protected] winston.com by November 1, 2010. Scholarship recipients will be announced on or about December 15, 2010.
2010 Scholarship Recipients In 2010, the scholarship recipients and their law schools were: Christina Covarrubias (University of Chicago); Jennifer Miller (University of Illinois); and Wesley Burrell (Loyola Law School Los Angeles). Christina and Jennifer were summer associates in Winston & Strawn’s Chicago office, and Wesley was a summer associate in the Los Angeles office.
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Diversity Committee chair Amanda Groves noted that “the firm is extremely proud to continue this scholarship program, which we began in 2003 in connection with our 150th anniversary celebration. We believe the diversity scholarships are one way we can help diversify the law school pipeline.” Winston will select scholarship recipients based on a range of criteria – their interest in practicing law after graduation in one of our domestic offices (currently, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.), their academic achievements in law school and undergraduate school, their extracurricular and leadership activities, and their interpersonal skills.
“We encourage all qualified law students to apply for one of our diversity scholarships,” added Joseph Torres, chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee. “Applicants who attend a law school where Winston & Strawn conducts on-campus interviews also should sign up to meet us on campus.” For all other scholarship applicants, the scholarship application serves as the application to our 2011 summer program.
Honors, Appointments, Accomplishments Maria Rodriguez has been recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” attorneys to watch in California. Ray Perkins was profiled as an outstanding fellow in the January/February 2010 edition of Litigation Commentary & Review, a publication of the Litigation Counsel of America. Gail Standish was listed among the “75 Leading IP Litigators in California” in an April 7, 2010 Daily Journal supplement. Gail and Joan Fife also were named leading women litigators in California for 2010 by the Daily Journal. Joan also was selected as one of California’s “Top Labor and Employment Lawyers” by the San Francisco Daily Journal in a “Labor & Employment” supplement published on July 14. Katie Chastaine was appointed to a two-year term on Brooklyn Law School’s Board of Trustees. Christine Edwards was appointed to the Awards Committee for InsideCounsel’s first annual Transformative Leadership Awards. The blue ribbon committee reviewed nominations for several awards that honored trailblazing women attorneys. The awards were presented at a gala dinner on May 24 in conjunction with InsideCounsel’s 10th annual SuperConference program, held at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. In a related InsideCounsel effort, Chris was selected to be one of 30 women who will be interviewed for a new book that will tell the history of women general
counsel at Fortune 500 companies. The book examines the distinct career paths of women general counsel from 1982 to the present. Chris became the first female general counsel on Wall Street in 1990 when she was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Dean Witter. Most recently, Chris has been appointed to Bank of Montreal’s Board of Directors. (See extended article about Chris on page 6.) Paula Hudson Holderman has been elected 3rd Vice President of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). Paula will serve a year in each of the three vice presidential posts before taking office automatically as ISBA president in 2013. She will be sworn in as 3rd Vice President at the ISBA Annual Meeting in June. Liisa Thomas has been elected to the 2010-2011 Board of Directors of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF). (Read more about Liisa’s work with WFF on page 5.) Jennifer Golinveaux has been appointed to the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Foundation Board. Jamie Porco has been elected to the St. John’s School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. She will serve on the Board for three years. Winston & Strawn’s
the Midwest Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) on February 25 in Chicago. The newsletter was recognized for both its superior design and written content in the large firm promotional/ collateral materials category.
The DuSable Museum of African American History selected Winston & Strawn for its inaugural “Outstanding Service Award.” The award was presented during the museum’s February 20 Night of 100 Stars Gala, which was attended by more than 500 prominent Chicagoans. Winston’s award was one of The Chicago African American History Makers Awards, which “pays tribute to individuals who have cast and are casting an indelible imprint on the African American community, while strengthening the legacy of our forefathers across the globe,” according to the museum. Gerry Peterson, Liisa Thomas, and Greg McConnell represented the firm at this event. Winston & Strawn Chair Dan Webb has been honored by the Diversity Scholarship Foundation as the recipient of its 2010 Unity Award. The award was presented at the 2010 Awards Dinner and Eighth Annual Swearing-In of Bar Presidents Ceremony, hosted by The John Marshall Law School and the Filipino American Bar Association on October 7 in Chicago. This event recognized leaders in the community who have made significant contributions within the legal profession, including embracing diversity and the ideals that diversity represents. At this event, in a showing of unity, leaders of various bar organizations and foundations take the oath of cooperation and commitment to foster inclusiveness and to promote diversity within the Chicago legal community. The firm was a sponsor of this event. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP.
Liisa Thomas Partner Intellectual Property Chicago office
On Board at the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) So often, food can be a great equalizer and common denominator, bringing together different people at the same table to share ideas. For intellectual property partner Liisa Thomas, it also has become a way to reach out to advance the firm’s commitment to diversity. Liisa’s recent appointment to the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Board of Directors now puts her on a leadership team driven by a commitment to develop programs and opportunities for a membership of more than 7,000 women who are involved in a wide range of businesses in the foodservice sector, including restaurants, manufacturers, distributors, and franchise operators.
As Liisa investigated ways to become more involved, WFF staff and leaders encouraged her to actively volunteer on one of the organization’s committees. After completing a training session, Liisa was appointed to WFF’s membership committee, and she also offered to do pro bono work for the organization. “Membership organizations like WFF are
“(we can) support the next generation of women leaders ...”
Maureen Hurley Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer for Rich Products Corporation Chair of the WFF Board of Directors
Liisa notes that the WFF also has been a great resource for networking and educational opportunities. Its annual conference, a centerpiece activity, draws hundreds of women, from junior execs up to the highest senior levels, who attend sessions on foodservice trends and career development. While WFF’s overall membership consists of many non-lawyers, its programs appeal to a wide range of top leaders, including inhouse corporate counsel at food-related businesses. “At one of my first WFF meetings,” Liisa says, “I ended up sitting next to Cathy Tang, a client who was recently named chief legal officer at KFC Corporation.”
Board involvement is a big-time commitment accompanied by many benefits. “It’s allowed me to connect and develop relationships with leaders from Kraft, PepsiCo, Sara Lee, and Tyson Foods, among others,” says Liisa. As chair of WFF’s governance committee, she also has had a bird’s-eye view of management issues and policymaking. “I’ve been involved in assessing the composition and structure of the board, and have participated in making recommendations that will enhance WFF board efforts. More important, working with the WFF in this way allows Winston to put its wholehearted support behind efforts that support the next generation of women leaders in this industry.”
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“We are thrilled to have Liisa as part of our volunteer leadership team! She has been a committed volunteer to WFF, chaired our Governance Board Advisory Committee, and has helped shape and improve our bylaws and other organizational processes. Her recent election to our Board of trustees bodes well for WFF.”
WFF’s mission caught Liisa’s attention more than 10 years ago. “When I attended their annual conference a number of years ago, I was struck by the content of the programming and the energy of the group. Their efforts in promoting career advancement for women are amazing.”
always looking for, and often need, legal advice and counsel. The firm currently serves as a gold-level sponsor of WFF, providing in-kind pro bono legal services on a variety of matters.”
Christine Edwards Partner Corporate Chicago office
Building Influence and Creating Change This year, corporate partner Christine Edwards has had a full plate of activities that have put her front and center in the financial services and women’s initiatives arenas. As a member of the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, a group chartered by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to advise on the reform of capital markets in the 21st century, Chris has been deeply involved in tracking the 2,300-page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. To respond to inevitable questions about the bill from the financial services sector, Chris and another Center member are co-heading the “Horizon Task Force,” which is organizing a number of strategic initiatives designed to summarize the bill’s major components and its
professionals. The CFE presents an opportunity to focus on another area of particular interest to Chris: increasing the number of women on corporate boards. “CFE members have an expertise that is highly coveted and needed by boards,” Chris noted. “Facilitating the process of matching the right people to the most appropriate boards will be a major initiative during my tenure as CFE president. We also will be dedicating resources to enhance the organization’s infrastructure so members will have more available educational and networking opportunities.” The CFE initiative ties in neatly with Chris’ continuing work as Chair of The Chicago Network’s Women on Boards committee. The Chicago Network (TCN), an invitation-only organization, includes professional women in the Chicago area who have reached the highest ranks of business, the arts, government, the professions, and academia. In June, Chris was a panelist on TCN’s Women on Boards Boot Camp, a program designed “to help women think strategically about board opportunities.” Specifically, the event assisted women in assessing their skills, determining the type of board to join, and planning a strategy for successful board placement. “Women, who often are in charge of household spending, bring a very savvy perspective about buying habits and preferences, which is a tremendous asset to boards of food or retail businesses, for example,” Chris noted. Having a legal background also is an asset. “Lawyers approach fact situations with appropriate skepticism, which is a definite plus.”
“Women ... bring a very savvy perspective about buying habits and preferences.” new requirements. “One by-product of this work has been a series of practical eLunches presented by Winston to our corporate clients,” said Chris. “Because of the bill’s massive scope, we organized the program in four parts to discuss how the legislation affects various financial entities. We also made sure to include discussions by our litigators who outlined new enforcement variables in the post Dodd-Frank world.” Within the Chicago financial community, Chris serves as Vice Chair of the Chicago Financial Exchange (CFE), an all-female group consisting of 200+ CFOs, treasurers, and other private equity and finance
Through this initiative, TCN has helped place nearly 12 board directors at public companies or private companies on the verge of going public. “This speaks highly of the caliber of women in the workplace now,” said Chris. “It also is a point of great personal pride for me. Someone at the Boot Camp said I was beaming like a proud parent!” Formally celebrating the accomplishments of women is another way to advance women in the workplace. Creating the right platform to do this led to Chris’ appointment to the National Awards Committee of InsideCounsel magazine’s First Annual Transformative Leadership Awards. The idea for the award initially took form at a dinner with Michele Coleman Mayes (Senior Vice President and General Counsel & CLO
at Allstate Insurance Company) and Lloyd Johnson (Principal at Ansun Management Partners and former Executive Director of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association), as a way to recognize the groundbreaking work of Anastasia Kelly, whose remarkable career as general counsel at Sears, Fannie Mae, and American International Group, among other places, has inspired countless women lawyers. Members of the National Awards Committee developed three distinct categories of awards to recognize women lawyers for their work in rainmaking, economic development, and collaborative work in business development. As an offshoot of the award, InsideCounsel also will be publishing a book narrating the progress of women general counsels in the last 30 years. Pioneering women, including Chris, will discuss how they have navigated their legal careers, balanced work and family, and become civic leaders and influence builders. “Women face different challenges than I did when I started my legal career,” said Chris. “Information is more accessible on the Internet, and information sharing is much more prevalent and expected. The key now, especially for women, is knowing how to use the information to build influence and create change.”
Winston Partners Recognized by the National LGBT Bar Association
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Winston & Strawn partners Peter Perkowski, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, and Nicole Dogwill, based in the San Francisco office, were selected as two of the “Best LGBT Attorneys Under 40” by the National LGBT Bar Association; this inaugural listing includes the best and brightest in the LGBT legal community. Peter and Nicole were recognized at the 2010
Winston & Strawn was one of the invited law firms attending Altria’s Law Department Diversity Roundtable, held June 17 in Richmond, Virginia. Litigation department chair Tom Frederick, partner Julie Bauer, and associate Joanna Wade represented the firm at this program, which also included officials from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the American Bar Association, and top management leaders from many of Altria’s outside law firms.
Lavender Law Center Fair & Conference 2010 held August 26-28 at Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida. Peter concentrates his practice in patent, intellectual property, and complex commercial litigation. Nicole works with leading established and start-up companies, as well as their directors and officers, on how best to compete aggressively in the marketplace while keeping their assets and intellectual property secure.
Winston Welcomes New Diversity Committee Members The firm welcomed several new partners to the Diversity Committee. Tom Lane New York
Peter Perkowski Los Angeles
Hannah Blumenstiel San Francisco
Glynna Christian New York
Gene Schaerr Washington, D.C.
A major takeaway from the all-day program was the interest and willingness of Altria to “partner with outside firms to understand their diversity challenges and to help craft solutions,” said Julie, who has represented Philip Morris USA (an Altria company) in a consumer class action suit and in a tax-related case. As a followup to the roundtable, Altria will be meeting individually with the participating law firms to discuss specific diversity recommendations and action plans.
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Warren Loui Los Angeles
Altria, a long-time client, has a rich history of supporting diversity and inclusion in all its companies, through its hiring and training practices, its professional development of staff, and its collaborations with suppliers. This roundtable, which included presentations by Altria’s general counsel Denise Keane, members of Altria’s legal department diversity committee, and an outside diversity consultant, was designed as a practical forum to share diversity information, discuss cultural obstacles, and present realistic solutions.
Working with Outside Organizations MCCA
Lawyers for Diversity
Through our longtime involvement with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Winston & Strawn sponsored several events throughout the country, including the Mid-Atlantic Region Diversity dinner held June 15, which honored Winston client Capital One; the Diversity Dialogue & Awards Program, held May 19 in Los Angeles; and the March 17 Midwest Diversity Dinner in Chicago, which honored Winston clients Kraft Foods, MillerCoors, and Wells Fargo & Company. Winston & Strawn corporate partner Christine Edwards also moderated a panel discussion entitled, “Advising Boards on Fiduciary Exposure in the Wake of Citigroup & Countrywide,” at the MCCA’s 9th Annual CLE Expo on March 18. This panel addressed potential areas for fiduciary exposure for companies and their board members in light of the recent federal court decisions in Citigroup and Countrywide.
Winston & Strawn sponsored the Lawyers for Diversity Mid-Summer Barbecue on July 29 in Chicago. This networking and fundraising event benefited Chicago’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community organizations, including AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, Equality Illinois Education Project, the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago Foundation, and Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
NLGBT The firm was a sponsor of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Out & Proud In-House Counsel Reception, held on June 17 at the Slide Lounge in San Francisco. The reception honored Wayne P. Sobon, Associate General Counsel & director of intellectual property legal group at Accenture, and Dawn Smith, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at VMWare, Inc. The firm also was a sponsor and exhibitor at the National LGBT Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference in Miami Beach, August 26-28.
The Chicago Network As part of her continuing work as member and former chair of The Chicago Network’s (TCN) Women on Boards committee, Christine Edwards helped organize TCN’s Women on Boards Boot Camp on June 24. Chris also was part of a panel discussing board work with Madeleine Condit, President of Madeleine Condit & Associates, LLC, and Trina Gordon, Chairman of Boyden World Corporation.
CMCP Winston & Strawn sponsored the California Minority Counsel Program’s (CMCP) 21st Annual Business Conference: The Beauty of Diversity on September 30 – October 1 in San Francisco. Mark L. Smith, based in Winston & Strawn’s Los Angeles office, was a panelist at the session titled “Digital Dilemmas: The Price and Perils of E-Discovery.” Winston sponsored the General Counsel reception on September 30. Los Angeles partners Jarrett Fugh, Anna Masters, Warren Loui and Maria Rodriguez, San Francisco partners Charles Birenbaum, Scott DeVries and Amanda Groves, along with San Francisco associates Yelitza Dunham, Laura Guillen attended the event on behalf of the firm.
Korean American Bar Association Winston & Strawn is a platinum sponsor of the 2010 International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) Conference, which will take place from September 23 to 26, 2010 at the Chicago Trump International Hotel & Tower. Nearly 300 attorneys from around the world, including Winston client LG, will attend this event. Chicago partner Sam Park was a member of the Korean American Bar Association delegation that traveled to Korea to negotiate the Chicago site selection, and serves as a member of the 2010 IAKL Conference planning committee. New York associate Howard Shin also will represent the firm at this event.
SABANY Winston & Strawn was a sponsor of the South Asian Bar Association of New York’s (SABANY) 2010 Leadership Awards Gala held on September 28 in New York. Sanjana Chopra has served SABANY as a board member, President, and in other leadership roles.
Winston Attorneys in Chambers Directories The Chambers USA 2010 Directory ranked the following female and diverse attorneys from Winston & Strawn: Julie Bauer, Linda Coberly, Mary Hutchings Reed, Molly McGill, Laura Petroff, and Joseph Torres. Zoë Ashcroft also was included in the “Leaders in their Field” section under Banking & Finance in the Chambers UK 2010 Directory.
Winston & Strawn Diversity Committee Chair Amanda Groves San Francisco