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Superwomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Dana Brody-Brown of Lewis and Roca LLP

Bio for this week's superwoman JD: Ms. Brody-Brown is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. Her work is focused in the areas of trademark counseling and prosecution, including trademark audits, portfolio analysis and strategic counseling, selection and searching of trademarks, domestic and worldwide registration and enforcement, domain name issues, and licensing. Ms. Brody-Brown handles trademark disputes, including domain name issues and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent & Trademark Office. She has counseled a wide array of clients ranging from start-ups to well-known and established companies in…

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Superwomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Michelle Campbell of AlixPartners

Bio for this week's Superwoman JD: Michelle Campbell leads the strategic communications practice at AlixPartners, LLP, a global firm of senior business and consulting professionals that specializes in improving corporate financial and operational performance, executing corporate turnarounds and providing litigation consulting and forensic accounting services when it really matters – in urgent, high-impact situations. She consults with clients to strategically plan communications campaigns in investigations, restructurings, chapter 11’s, mergers and acquisitions and crisis situations. Michelle works closely with management, corporate communications and media groups, lawyers, and financial advisors to develop and launch tailored public relations and communications programs for employees,…

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SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Kelly Hoey of New York City

Bio for this week's Superwoman JD: Kelly Hoey is currently the manager of alumni programs at White & Case. In that position, Ms. Hoey works closely with the Firm's leadership (as well as alumni) in the development of alumni relations strategy, social networking initiatives and programming for the benefit of alumni. Her primary areas of focus include enhancing the firm's web-based alumni community, increasing alumni community activities, developing and implementing internal and external alumni network communications, and enhancing the alumni transition process. Prior to taking on this role, Ms. Hoey was the Firm's Manager of Professional Development, Americas where, in…

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SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Katherine B. Edwards of Alexandria, Virginia

Bio for this week's Superwoman JD: Katherine B. Edwards has been practicing law for over twenty-five years and is known as one of the best energy attorneys in Washington D.C. Kathie earned her J.D. in 1981 from the University of Texas and also earned a Masters degree from Memphis State University. She has authored several law review articles and has chaired and co-chaired several Energy Bar committees. Currently, Kathie runs her own practice, Edwards and Associates, where she primarily focuses on work with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). 1. How has being a woman affected your career or legal…

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SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Kim Keenan of Washington, D.C.

Bio for this week's Superwoman JD: Kim Keenan, is a native of Buffalo, New York. She is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and the University of Virginia School of Law and a former member of the University of Virginia Law Alumni Council. After law school, she served as the law clerk to the Honorable John Garrett Penn in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She is currently the principal of the Keenan Firm in Washington, D.C. where her practice has focused on complex medical malpractice litigation and litigation consulting. Prior to that…

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SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Patricia Gillette of San Francisco, California

Bio for this week's Superwoman JD: Ms. Gillette, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, is a member of the Employment Law Group. Ms. Gillette's practice focuses on all aspects of employment law, including wrongful discharge and discrimination litigation in both state and federal court, representation of employers in hearings before administrative agencies and counseling and training employers on preventive personnel practices. Ms. Gillette is a frequent lecturer to management and professional groups on employment issues. She has spoken for such nationally recognized groups as the American Bar Association, California State Bar Association, National Employment Law Institute, California Employment Law…

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SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Katherine B. Edwards of Alexandria, Virginia

Bio for this week's Superwoman JD: Katherine B. Edwards has been practicing law for over twenty-five years and is known as one of the best energy attorneys in Washington D.C. Kathie earned her J.D. in 1981 from the University of Texas and also earned a Masters degree from Memphis State University. She has authored several law review articles and has chaired and co-chaired several Energy Bar committees. Currently, Kathie runs her own practice, Edwards and Associates, where she primarily focuses on work with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). 1. How has being a woman affected your career or legal…

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Superwomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Penny Berger of Lincoln NE

Bio for this weeks Superwoman JD: Penny Berger received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Columbia University. She then went on to complete her PhD from the University of Chicago, followed by a J.D. from the University of Nebraska. After graduating from law school at the top of her class and participating as associate editor of her law review, Penny Berger took a job with Rembolt Ludtke, LLP and became one of the first women to make partner in Lincoln, Nebraska. After 29 years of private practice, she was asked to become the Dean of University College at Nebraska Wesleyan…

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SuperWomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Diana Mercer of Los Angeles, CA

This Week's Superwoman JD Diana Mercer: Diana Mercer, Esq. is an Attorney-Mediator and the founder of Peace Talks Mediation Services in Los Angeles, California (http://www.peace-talks.com). A veteran litigator, she now devotes her practice solely to mediation. Outgoing and down-to-earth, she makes clients and attorneys feel at ease in solving family and divorce disputes. She is the co-author of Your Divorce Advisor: A Lawyer and a Psychologist Guide You Through the Legal and Emotional Landscape of Divorce (Fireside 2001). http://www.yourdivorceadvisor.com She’s an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and is admitted to practice law in California, New…

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Superwomen JDS and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Laverne Gaskins of Georgia

This Week's Superwoman JD Laverne Gaskins: Laverne Lewis Gaskins is employed as the University Attorney for Valdosta State University. Ms. Gaskins earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, (cum laude), from Valdosta State University, and thereafter received her Master of Education degree in Guidance and Counseling. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University's College of Law. Prior to beginning her career in education law, she was engaged in the private practice of law. Ms. Gaskins is actively involved with a number of entities. To list a few: she serves on Editorial Board of The Journal of…

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