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
Lesley Weaver, Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP
Elizabeth Donoghue, Immediate Past 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
Caroline Abney, President, Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals
Chilton Varner, King & Spalding LLP

Panel 3: What Corporate Legal Departments Can Do to Promote Women and Diverse Lawyers
Honorable Amy St. Eve, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Toyja Kelley, President-Elect, Defense Research Institute
Angela Ferrante, Garden City Group Inc.
Linda Klein, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, and
Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association

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
Malini Moorthy, Bayer Corp.
Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
Dianne Nast, NastLaw LLC
Dena Sharp, Girard Gibbs LLP

Panel 6: Amending Official Policy, Federal Rules, and Legislation to Promote Women and Diverse Lawyers
Honorable Shira Scheindlin, U.S. District Judge (Ret.); Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP/AAA
Honorable Stanwood Duval, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (Ret.)
Honorable Michael Melloy, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Honorable George Hanks, Jr., U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Kathleen Nastri, President, American Association for Justice

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