Panelists
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Panelists

Panelists and Invited Dignitaries

Panel 1: Data on and Barriers for Women and Diverse Lawyers Attaining Leadership Positions
Honorable J. Michelle Childs, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Bonny Sweeney, Hausfeld LLP
Leslie Weaver, Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP
Elizabeth Donoghue, Vice President, New York City Bar Association
Jim Kaster, President, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

Panel 2: What Law Firms Can Do to Promote Women and Diverse Lawyers
Janine Pollack, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP
Angela Brandt, President, National Association of Women Lawyers
Bart Dalton, Immediate Past President, American College of Trial Lawyers
Caroline Abney, President, Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals

Panel 3: What Corporate Legal Departments Can Do to Promote Women and Diverse Lawyers
Honorable Amy St. Eve, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Toyja Kelley, President-Elect, Defense Research Institute
Jody Porter, Toyota Motor North America Inc.
Angela Ferrante, Garden City Group Inc.

Panel 4: What Judges and Courts Can Do to Promote Women and Diverse Lawyers
Honorable Kathryn Vratil, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Honorable John Lungstrum, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Honorable Tanya Kennedy, President, National Association of Women Judges
Honorable Jeremy Fogel, Director, Federal Judicial Center
Lance Harke, Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP

Panel 5: How Far Can Self-Reliance Succeed
Sheila Birnbaum, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
Chilton Varner, King & Spalding LLP
Dianne Nast, NastLaw LLC

Panel 6: Amending Official Policy, Federal Rules, and Legislation to Promote Women and Diverse Lawyers
Honorable Shira Scheindlin, JAMS Inc./(U.S.D.J. Ret.)
Honorable Stanwood Duval, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (Ret.)
Kathleen Nastri, President, American Association for Justice
Honorable Michael Melloy, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Moderators
Professor Stacy Hawkins, Rutgers School of Law
Lori Andrus, Andrus Anderson LLP