Manhattan, NY On December 11th, 2018, Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) hosted a Women in Law Leadership Event at the Durst Organization’s new event space at 4 Times Sq. Developed by C&W’s Legal Sector Advisory Group (LSAG) and Women’s Integrated Network (WIN), it was an opportunity to bring together a panel of law firm and in-house counsel leaders, both attorneys and executives, to share their life journeys, obstacles, and solutions that got them to where they are today.
The panel discussion and networking event featured six powerhouse women within the legal sector: Eileen Brumback, general counsel, GE Aviation; Pamela Kain, North America general counsel, Cushman & Wakefield; Elizabeth Leckie, partner, finance and restructuring, New York, Allen & Overy LLP; Amy Leder, New York executive partner and co-leader of corporate, M&A, and Securities Practice Group, Northeast Region, Holland & Knight LLP; Laura Metzger, partner, restructuring and office leader, New York, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP; and Leslie Minier, partner and chief diversity partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; and moderated by Sherry Cushman, executive managing director & leader, Legal Sector Advisory Group, C&W.
“This event offers a platform for female leaders in the industry to share their journeys and profound experiences. The panelists’ candor and recommendations were embraced by the attendees of all ages to help guide them through their own careers. In addition, how firms are improving diversity, a hot topic in the legal sector, was addressed in detail providing the audience with ideas to bring back to their own firms,” said Sherry Cushman of Cushman & Wakefield. “Now in its third year, Women in Law has proven to be a great success in New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. and plans are in place to expand the program to San Francisco and Boston next year.”
During the event, panelists engaged in a dynamic discussion on their careers, their keys to success, and their actionable recommendations on how to improve diversity within the legal sector. After a lively Q&A session with the audience, the conversations continued during the reception, with the panelists speaking one-on-one with guests while sharing additional insights and personal anecdotes of their experiences in the legal industry.