Navigating Your Legal Career Pivot in Strange Times

November 30, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Online via Zoom



Considering a career change? Wondering how to put your best foot forward in a virtual recruiting environment?

Our 60-minute webinar with career and recruiting experts will arm you with the skills to find the change you're after including:
• An overview of the current job market as we head into 2021
• Strategies for iterating your career vision
• Remote job search considerations
• Tactics for repositioning a nontraditional background
• Tips for tapping into your network

You’ll walk away feeling informed and empowered about finding the next role that’s right for you.

FREE for ACC NYC Members

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Ayana Free, Head of Litigation and Regulatory Compliance, Via

Ayana is the Head of Litigation and Regulatory Compliance at Via, an innovative solution for on-demand and pre-scheduled transit.

Before joining Via, Ayana served as Senior Director of Legal Affairs at Zocdoc, a healthcare tech company, and managed the company’s litigation, employment and IP portfolio. Before going into tech, Ayana worked for a decade in litigation and enforcement. After graduating from NYU School of Law, Ayana clerked for Hon. Reginald C. Lindsay in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and worked as a litigation associate for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she was actively involved in the firm's diversity, recruiting and pro bono programs. Following Cleary, Ayana served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. As an AUSA in the Civil Division, she successfully defended federal agencies and officials in district court and appellate cases. 

Ayana is a proud Spelman alumna, member of the NYU Law Association Board of Directors and an avid mentor committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Tracy Scanlan, Dir. of Client Dev and Legal Affairs, Paragon Legal

As Paragon Legal’s Director of Client Development and Legal Affairs, Tracy really enjoys the challenge of matching one of Paragon’s many talented lawyers and resources with just the right client and supporting the company’s multitude of ongoing business relationships. A mother of two young children, Tracy is a strong advocate for parents remaining in the workforce in a meaningful way after they start a family, and she’s thankful to work at a company that shares her philosophy.

As a former litigator, Tracy can relate to and empathize with the day-to-day life of a lawyer. She’s also worked extensively in project management and business development, giving her insight into what businesses need to succeed. Tracy earned her B.A. in Social Welfare at University of California, Berkeley. Tracy received her J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was very involved with Moot Court Competitions.
Tracy spends most of her free time with family and they can often be found exploring the Bay Area’s redwoods, museums, and restaurants. The Bay Area’s open-minded, educated but laid-back atmosphere is an important aspect to why Tracy calls the region her home.

Vivian Wexler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Vantage Partners

Vivian Wexler is the Director of Talent Management at Vantage Partners and oversees human resources, talent acquisition, and professional development at Vantage, including the evaluation process, training, and coaching. Vantage is a boutique consulting firm focusing on helping organizations align internally and externally to drive revenue and growth. The firm is best known for its New York Times bestselling publications “Getting to Yes” and “Difficult Conversations”. 

Prior to Vantage, Vivian served as an Associate Development Manager at Ropes & Gray, and the Senior Manager of Learning & Development for the corporate area at Bingham McCutchen, where she had primary responsibility for all aspects of workforce planning, training, and professional development/ outplacement coaching. She also worked on the Morgan Lewis integration team, following its acquisition of Bingham, developing and implementing transition strategy for the Boston office. 

Vivian also has extensive law school career services experience. Vivian served as the Assistant Director for J.D. Advising at Harvard Law School, where she focused on corporate practice and business careers advising, as well as program development and special events. She practiced law with several Boston and national firms in the areas of emerging companies, M&A and capital markets, and retooled her practice as a mid-level to emphasize investment management and gain exposure to mutual fund, hedge fund formation and investment advisor compliance work. Vivian is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Predictive Index assessment and is fluent in DiSC. In her spare time, Vivian is a Mad Dogg certified spin instructor and teaches indoor cycling classes around the South Shore of Massachusetts. She also enjoys running in organized races and is working on completing the Abbott 6 World Marathon series. And of course, most of her free time is spent running identical twin middle schoolers to various activities.


Mikaela Waters, Legal Operations, Ironclad


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