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Women in Litigation Conference

 

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW

THE DAN K. WEBB CENTER FOR ADVOCACY
 INAUGURAL WOMEN IN LITIGATION CONFERENCE

Friday, October 26, 2012 from 9am-2pm

Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom
25 E. Pearson Street - 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

 

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Schedule of Events 

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Registration and breakfast
9:55 am
Opening Remarks
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Keynote Speech

Speaker: Maja C. Eaton, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion, Women in the Profession: Where We Are Now

Topic: The members of this panel will share their experiences as women working in litigation.
They will also discuss professional advancement, gender equity and bias, the progress women have made,
and the challenges they still face in this highly demanding field.

Panelists: Mara Georges, (JD ’88), Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Andrea Kramer, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Michelle Kohut, (JD ’02), Associate, Corboy and Demetrio
Hon. Lorna Propes, (JD ‘75),Circuit Court of Cook County
Arin Reeves, President, Nextions

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion, Litigator Couples: Navigating Work/Life Balance

Topic:  The members of this panel are couples comprised of attorneys who both currently work or have worked in litigation.
They will discuss the pursuit of a successful career and a fulfilling family life when both partners have demanding careers.

Panelists: Megan Bess, Assistant Director, Beazley Institute for Health Law
Michael Bess, Of Counsel, Winston & Strawn LLP
Christopher Boran, Associate, Morgan Lewis
Heather Bruce Boran, (JD '06), Adjunct Professor of Law
Grant Peters, (JD ’91), Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Jill Peters, (JD ’91), The Law Offices of Jill M. Peters, LLC
Joanne Sweeney, (JD ’99), Partner, Jenner & Block
Robert Sweeney, (JD ’96), Robert D. Sweeney, Attorney At Law

2:05 pm
Closing Remarks

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