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11 October, 2017
2:30 – 6:00 pm
Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue
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ABOUT THE EVENT

Although over 50 percent of graduating law school students are women, M&A/Corporate practices are still not able to capture and retain much of this intellectual talent. Please join us for the Women Deal Lawyers Forum, a half-day program focusing on the unique opportunities and challenges facing women lawyers practicing M&A and corporate law.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Women practicing, or interested in (including law students), M&A and transactional law
  • Men who sponsor, mentor or otherwise support them

Cost

Free but space is limited. RSVP below to reserve your spot today.

REGISTER TO ATTEND


 

AGENDA

2:30 – 2:45 pm: Welcome

  • Wilson Chu, McDermott Will & Emery; Vice Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association
  • Rita-Anne O’Neill, Sullivan & Cromwell; Vice-Chair, Women in M&A Task Force of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee
  • Jennifer Collins, Dean, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Gemma Descoteaux, Polsinelli; Board Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association

 

2:45 – 3:45 pm: The Girlfriend’s Guide to Mastering Executive Presence in the Boardroom and Beyond

Moderator:

  • Rita-Anne O’Neill, Sullivan & Cromwell; Vice-Chair, Women in M&A Task Force

Panelists:

  • Stacey Doré, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Hunt Utility Services & InfraREIT, Inc.
  • Rachel Gonzalez, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Sabre Corporation
  • Stacey Maris, Senior Vice President – Assistant General Counsel and Secretary, AT&T Inc.
  • Tracy Preston, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Neiman Marcus Group

 

3:45 – 4:45 pm: What Would Wonder Woman Do? Golden Lassoing Mansplainers, Idea-Thieves, and Alpha Males While Pursuing the Art of the Deal

*Refreshments compliments of the Mergers & Acquisitions Section of the Houston Bar Association

Moderator:

  • Gemma Descoteaux, Polsinelli; Board Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association

Panelists:

  • Samantha Horn, Stikeman Elliott
  • Joanna Lin, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Courtney York, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

 

4:45 – 6:00 pm: Cocktail Party

*Compliments of the Mergers & Acquisitions Section of the Dallas Bar Association