Defining Your Baseline – Developing Your Professional Brand

Event Date
  • 12/6/2018   5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Dechert LLP
    1095 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, New York 10036


Resource Materials 

Diversity PowerPoint (13 Pages)
A Current Glance at Women in the Law (7 Pages)
Gains Stall for Female Partners In Numbers, Salaries (2 Pages)
Gender Disparity At The High Court: How Top Law Firms Measure Up (2 Pages)
Judging A Book: Brown Reviews 'Dangerous Leaders' (3 Pages)
Making Her Case: Will The Future Of The Supreme Court Bar Be Female? (12 Pages)
Mansfield Rule 2.0 Aim to Boost Law Firms' Diversity Efforts (3 Pages)
National Lawyer Population Survey (1 Page)
Women Lawyers Continue to Lag Behind Male Colleagues (16 Pages)
You Can't Change What You Can't See (52 Pages)

As a junior female attorney, navigating your career can often be challenging, especially when your reference point or baseline may be a blank slate. How do you secure a seat at the table when women and minorities are underrepresented? How do you develop your professional brand and stay true to you? How can you empower yourself and colleagues to champion for a more inclusive environment?

The Young Lawyers Committee, in collaboration with the Women in IP Committee, is hosting this event catered towards junior female attorneys at the start of their careers who may benefit from open dialogue with experienced women attorneys and with fellow peers on issues particular to women. The format of the event is a round-table, round-robin structure, with each of the four following speakers leading discussion and addressing Q&A’s around themes of organization, diversity and inclusion, professionalism and office politics, work-life balance and managing the day-to-day, and empowering yourself and others. The hope is to foster honest discussion so that junior female attorneys can have a better idea of how to define their own baseline, craft their style, and navigate their careers.

Questions will be anonymously collecting question(s) from interested attendees in advance of the event. If you would like to submit question(s), please do so at the following link, preferably by Tuesday, December 4, 2018: 

CLE Credits:
1.0 Diversity Inclusion & Bias

1.0 Area of Professional Practice


  • Jin Hwang, Associate General Counsel, Verizon
  • Violetta Kokolus, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Abigail Langsam, Counsel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Kathleen McCarthy, Partner, King & Spalding LLP


5:45 PM - Registration and Reception
6:00 PM - Program Begins
7:45 PM - Program Ends