Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: The Progression of Women Lawyers in the US

March 19, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Clifford Chance
31 West 52nd Street (Attendees can enter on either the 52nd or 53rd Street side of the building, which sits about 75 yards east of 6th Avenue in midtown)
New York, NY 10019
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OVERVIEW

Be part of an interactive session that includes a moderated panel featuring John Jay College of Criminal Justice Professor Emerita Dr. Jill Norgren – author of several books about the history of women lawyers in the US, Dr. Julie Suk, Dean for Masters Programs and a professor of Sociology at City University of New York (CUNY), Dr. Kirsten Swinth, associate professor of history and American studies at Fordham University and author of Feminism’s Forgotten Fight: The Unfinished Struggle for Work and Family and Clifford Chance Banking & Finance partner Emily Wicker, who is the only women lawyer in the United States with a Tier 1 ranking (Legal 500) for Aviation and Air Travel - Finance. 

With 2020 kicking off a new decade, the panel will discuss the historical strides made by US women lawyers, provide an assessment of the current state, and share their expectations for what lies ahead. Attendees will also have a chance to participate in the discussion. A cocktail reception will follow the program.

The first 100 ACC NYC members to arrive at the event on March 19 will receive a free copy of Dr. Norgren's book about trailblazing women lawyers, as well as the soon to be reissued book Clifford Chance authored with legal directory Legal 500 and GC magazine -- Advice To My Younger Self: Reflections of Successful Women Lawyers, now in its second printing.


SPEAKERS

Jill Norgren, Author of Stories of Trailblazing Women Lawyers and professor emerita of political science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as well as University Graduate Center, the City University of New York.  She is also the author of, Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America’s First Women Lawyers

Dr. Julie Suk,Dean for Masters Programs and a professor of Sociology at City University of New York (CUNY).  She is a scholar of comparative law and society, with a focus on women in comparative constitutional law.  She is most known for her recent work on renewed efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, in light of the theory and practice of gender equality provisions in constitutions around the world.  Dr. Suk was a law professor for 13 years at Cardozo Law School in New York, with visiting professorships at Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Chicago, and UCLA.

Dr. Kirsten Swinth, Associate professor of history and American studies at Fordham University. She is the author of Feminism’s Forgotten Fight: The Unfinished Struggle for Work and Family.  Her research and teaching focus is on women, work, and family, with a concentration most recently on working mothers. Dr. Swinth’s commentaries have been featured on CNN.com, WNYC, and NPR’s To the Point, and have appeared in The Huffington Post and The Christian Science Monitor

Emily Wicker, Banking & Finance partner at Clifford Chance in New York.  She is the only women lawyer in the United States with a Tier 1 ranking (Legal 500) for Aviation and Air Travel - Finance.  With a client list that includes American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, Emily focuses on secured lending and leasing transactions, with an emphasis on aircraft leasing and financing.

AGENDA

6:00PM - 6:30PM // Registration
6:30PM - 7:30PM // Program
7:30PM - 8:30PM // Networking/Social

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