Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Women in the Law Panel, Thursday, September 10 at Noon

Please join CPD for pizza and a lively discussion of “hot topics” facing women in the legal profession this Thursday, September 10, Noon – 1:00 p.m., Room C5.

Panelists include:  Judy Jennison, an IP Litigation Partner with Perkins Coie with more than 20 years of experience litigating for and counseling clients on intellectual property and unfair competition issues; Tessa Gorman, the Chief of the Criminal Division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington; Nichole Abbotts, an SU-alum and commercial attorney at Microsoft who provides legal support for Microsoft’s Worldwide Sales Group; and SU-alum Leslie Boyd, who practiced commercial litigation and bankruptcy at Cairncross & Hempelmann, then went in house to Intellectual Ventures, where she focused on patent acquisitions, divestures, and licensing, and currently works at Microsoft, supporting its commercial hosting and cloud licensing programs.

These highly successful attorneys will discuss their personal career trajectories and respective leadership paths, as well as topics including the major issues facing women in the legal profession, flexibility in career planning, selecting and transitioning between practice areas, how to create a network while in law school, and the importance of mentors.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Junsen Ohno, ohnoj@seattleu.edu.