Recap: Determined to Rise: A Conversation on Law, Leadership and Being “The First” w/ Paulette Brown
By Jane Rosales • October 28, 2014•Careers, Law School, Issues, Balancing Private and Professional Life, Mentoring and Networking, Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Other Forms of Discrimination, Women and Law in the Media, Other Issues
On October 27, 2014, we sat down with Paulette Brown, the President-Elect of the American Bar Association. She spent an hour answering Ms. JD community members' questions. When she takes the reins as President, Ms. Brown will be the first African-American woman to lead the ABA. Ms. Brown is also a labor and employment law partner and chief diversity officer at Edwards Wildman Palmer and has served in many other positions, including as in-house counsel to Fortune 500 companies and a municipal court judge. In private practice, she has focused on all facets of labor and employment and commercial litigation.
Thank you to our event host O'Melveny & Myers LLP and our viewing hosts Alston & Bird LLP, Sutherland, Ashbill & Brennan LLP, K&L Gates LLP, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Strategic Staffing Solutions and Gifford Krass Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C. We also thank our community sponsors: ABA Commission on Women, ABA Office of Diversity & Inclusion, ABA Center for Racial & Ethnic Diversity, MSJDN, California Women Lawyers & the NYC Bar.