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Past Events

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General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officers Fireside Chat & Reception

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Reception for Women Entrepreneurs

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Past Chapter Events


  • Monday
    13
    January

    Connecticut Chapter of the WWCDA Networking Event and Wine Tasting

    Monday, January 13, 2020, 17:30 - 20:00 ET
    This event will kick off 2020 with a networking wine tasting and dinner at Bin228 Wine Bar in Hartford, CT on Monday January 27, 2020 at 5:30.

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    Hartford, CT, United States

  • Thursday
    23
    January

    WWCDA Indianapolis Winter Gathering

    Thursday, January 23, 2020, 17:30 - 19:30 ET
    Chapter post-holiday drinks and planning session for 2020 activities; we will also be interviewed by a reporter for the Indianapolis Business Journal who is doing an article on the WWCDA.

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    Indianapolis, IN, United States

  • Thursday
    23
    January

    Florida Chapter 2020 New Year Kick-Off

    Thursday, January 23, 2020, 18:30 - 20:30 ET
    Chapter drinks to kick off the New Year and Brainstorm event and chapter growth planning.

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    TBA, FL, United States

  • Wednesday
    29
    January

    WWCDA Quarterly Breakfast

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 08:00 - 09:30 CT
    Informal meeting to discuss upcoming WWCDA events, plan local WWCDA events, and discuss upcoming professional development opportunities and developments in our practices.

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    Nashville, TN, United States

  • Thursday
    30
    January

    Presentation by Susanne MÜNCH, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection

    Thursday, January 30, 2020, 16:00 - 19:00 DE
    Presentation by SUSANNE MÜNCH (Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection) "CHANGES TO GERMANY'S CURRENT CORPORATE CRIMINAL LIABILITY LAW BASED ON THE EXPECTED ACT ON THE SANCTIONING OF CORPORATION-RELATED OFFENCES". Afterwards: General introduction of all present members and discussion of expectations in relation to the Chapter/Future events etc.

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    Berlin, Germany

  • Wednesday
    12
    February

    Irish Chapter Members' Meeting

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 18:30 - 20:30 IE
    Meeting of the Irish WWCDA Chapter to discuss WWCDA members business / updates.

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    Dublin 4, Ireland

  • Wednesday
    26
    February

    Chapter Luncheon

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:00 - 13:30 PT
    Luncheon with Guest Speaker and Roundtable Discussion

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    Los Angeles, CA, United States

  • Thursday
    27
    February

    ETHICS IN WHITE COLLAR REPRESENTATIONS

    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 08:30 - 09:30 CT
    An informative presentation on avoiding malpractices and grievances. Attorney Carrie Johnson Phaneuf will discuss engagement letters, fee arrangements, addressing conflicts, tips for client communication and other topics. As a bonus, this presentation qualifies for ethics credit.

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    Dallas, TX, United States

  • Friday
    20
    March

    Chapter Meeting

    Friday, March 20, 2020, 12:00 - 13:00 ET
    Members will discuss information presented at the WWCDA annual meeting and develop goals for the year.

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    Stamford, CT, United States

  • Wednesday
    25
    March

    WWCDA Quarterly Breakfast

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 08:00 - 09:30 CT
    Informal meeting to discuss upcoming WWCDA events, plan local WWCDA events, and discuss upcoming professional development opportunities and developments in our practices.

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    Nashville, TN, United States

  • Wednesday
    25
    March

    Networking Drinks

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 AU
    Casual drinks and nibbles with a relevant guest speaker.

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Thursday
    2
    April

    Presentation by Justice Una Ni Raifeartaigh

    Thursday, April 2, 2020, 17:00 - 20:00 IE
    Presentation by Justice Una Ni Raifeartaigh – Judge of the Irish Court of Appeal.

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    Dublin 2, Ireland

  • Thursday
    9
    April

    Savvy Social Media Intelligence Gathering and Privacy: Tips & Resources for Investigative Lawyers

    Thursday, April 9, 2020, 17:30 - 19:30 CT
    An interactive discussion on tools and resources lawyers can use to mine social media to gather intelligence and comply with important privacy considerations. As a bonus, hear how you can protect your personal and family privacy online.

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    Dallas, TX, United States

  • Monday
    4
    May

    WWCDA after Work Mixer with Guest Speaker, Gail P. Hardy

    Monday, May 4, 2020, 17:30 - 20:00 ET
    Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided. Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided. Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided. Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided. Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided. Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided.

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    Hartford, CT, United States

  • Wednesday
    24
    June

    WWCDA Quarterly Breakfast

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 08:00 - 09:30 CT
    Informal meeting to discuss upcoming WWCDA events, plan local WWCDA events, and discuss upcoming professional development opportunities and developments in our practices.

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    Nashville, TN, United States

  • Wednesday
    24
    June

    Networking Drinks

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 AU
    Casual drinks and nibbles with a relevant guest speaker.

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Friday
    26
    June

    The idiosyncrasies of politically charged cases: litigating on behalf of protesters, police or polit

    Friday, June 26, 2020, 16:00 - 17:30 PT
    June 26th CLE / happy hour discussion 4:00 - 5:30 P.M. Presented by Janet Hoffman, Kris Winemiller and Lisa Maxfield

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  • Tuesday
    7
    July

    WWCDA Irish Chapter Webinar: Sanctions, AML, a US Perspective

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 17:00 - 18:30 IE
    Dear All The Irish Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) will host a live webinar on Tuesday, 7 July 2020 at 5.00 pm during which we will be joined by Frances McLeod, Founding Partner, Forensic Risk Alliance and Megan Prendergast Millard, Senior Managing Director, Financial & Regulatory Compliance Services, Guidepost Solutions. Together they will spend approximately 45 minutes online discussing the following topics: Section I - Megan Prendergast Millard, Guidepost Solutions Sanctions and AML enforcement of financial services operational hubs in Ireland post Brexit - What regulators are looking at/for - How they approach investigations - Where they will go with remediation. Section II - Frances McLeod, FRA Responding to an investigation, the external consultant's perspective - Case study of technologies FRA used on Airbus and the risk mapping remediation - Compliance monitorship (banking and non-banking) to give it a broader application. We hope you can join us for the live session and would encourage you to extend the invitation to your litigation, aviation, banking / finance and regulatory colleagues who may find it of interest, and to any other colleagues or clients that may wish to attend. Registration Link: https://arthurcox.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j34tJ_ZzSK68xy_oO2jQTA If you have any questions please contact events@arthurcox.com

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  • Thursday
    6
    August

    WWCDA Watercooler - August 2020

    Thursday, August 6, 2020, 16:00 - 17:00 ET
    Join Us at the WWCDA Watercooler Thursday, August 6 , 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada) Here's another chance for social distance networking and a break from your day-to-day routine. As with our first two Watercooler sessions, participants will be randomly divided into small breakout rooms to network, share ideas, vent and laugh. No advance registration is required, though participation is limited to WWCDA members. If you have questions or comments, please contact one of the leaders below, or email watercooler@wwcda.com . Join us on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/93424216872?pwd=cDY2d0VlWkhNb2ZOdThldDd6NEJsdz09 Meeting ID: 934 2421 6872 Password: 333425

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  • Thursday
    10
    September

    Practice Tips for the Federal Court Practitioner During the Public Health Crisis

    Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12:00 - 13:00 PT
    Join the Seattle Chapter of the WWCDA for an informal discussion with Kate Vaughan, Assistant United States Attorney and Supervisor of the General Crimes Unit, on the United States District Court and the United States Attorney Office’s approach to cases and criminal procedure during the public health crisis.

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  • Wednesday
    16
    September

    Networking Drinks

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 AU
    Casual drinks and nibbles with a relevant guest speaker.

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Thursday
    17
    September

    WWCDA Irish Chapter - Members meeting

    Thursday, September 17, 2020, 17:00 - 18:00 GMT
    Irish Chapter Meeting

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  • Thursday
    24
    September

    Florida Chapter Connect

    Thursday, September 24, 2020, 18:00 - 19:00 ET
    Connect with Florida Chapter members for networking, professional, and business support.

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  • Friday
    25
    September

    Innovations in Law: Alternative Fee Arrangements

    Friday, September 25, 2020, 15:00 - 16:30 ET
    SAVE THE DATE Thursday, September 25, 2020 3:00pm EST Small Firm Initiative (SFI) Committee Presents INNOVATIONS IN LAW: ALTERNATIVE FEE ARRANGEMENTS FEATURING: • Cynthia Randall, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft • Tunisia Poole, VP, Associate General Counsel, Southwire SFI’S MISSION Connect WWCDA members working in small firms Collaborate , Host and Co-Sponsor WWCDA Programs Advance the value of the small firm practice model in the market

  • Wednesday
    30
    September

    WWCDA Quarterly Breakfast

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 08:00 - 09:30 CT
    Informal meeting to discuss upcoming WWCDA events, plan local WWCDA events, and discuss upcoming professional development opportunities and developments in our practices.

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    Nashville, TN, United States

  • Thursday
    22
    October

    Small Firm Connect: Success Strategies for Zoom Court and Conferencing

    Thursday, October 22, 2020, 15:00 - 15:50 ET
    During this event, we will be sharing experiences and tips to be most persuasive online; setting: backgrounds that are appropriate for court; local rules dictating what is appropriate; how to deal with potential interruptions by children, pets. We ask everyone to join the event with the background they use for Court and Conferences and in the small groups do a version of “ Room Rater” which is on twitter. The backgrounds of journalists and pundits on tv on a scale from 1 to 10 and gives them tips to improve or kudos for a perfect setting! Also ask anyone to share in humorous anecdotes about their online experiences!

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  • Thursday
    12
    November

    Florida Connect

    Thursday, November 12, 2020, 18:00 - 19:00 ET
    Connect with Florida Chapter members monthly for networking, professional, and business support.

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  • Wednesday
    2
    December

    Networking Drinks

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 AU
    Casual drinks and nibbles with a relevant guest speaker.

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Thursday
    3
    December

    Small Firm Connect: Sharing Challenges, Successes, and Strategies for Resiliency in a Difficult Year

    Thursday, December 3, 2020, 15:00 - 16:30 ET
    Kirstin Ault, WWCDA Los Angeles Chapter and SFI Committee member, and Of Counsel at California Appellate Law Group will facilitate a forum on how solo and small firm practitioners are coping during this difficult year. 2020 brought us the COVID-19 pandemic, a turbulent election, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and personal and professional challenges that most of us never imagined coping with all at once. Solo and small firm practice may seem isolating at the best of times. Lockdowns, court closures, and the zoomification of our professional and personal lives can exacerbate these feelings. But, rest assured, you are not alone. Join us in a safe space for a frank and honest conversation about the challenges and successes we as solo and small firm lawyers have experienced over the past year. Brainstorm with your fellow small-law practitioners to develop strategies to position ourselves for success in the coming year. In the midst of a holiday season in the year that seems like it will never end, there is never a better time to connect with a group of brilliant, supportive women to commiserate over our hardships, rejoice over our successes, and strategize for the future. Connect with other small firm members for networking, professional, and business support.

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  • Monday
    7
    December

    Year-End Meeting and Pre-Holiday Social

    Monday, December 7, 2020, 17:30 - 19:00 ET
    #Atlanta

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  • Thursday
    10
    December

    Trial and Case Management: Getting the Most Out of What You Already Have

    Thursday, December 10, 2020, 15:00 - 16:30 ET
    Lisa Braganca, WWCDA member from Chicago Chapter, SFI member, and principle at Braganca Law will guide a discussion on how technology can help small firm members in firm management and trial preparation. Although you already purchased and use Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat, you are likely using a tiny fraction of their features. Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat have powerful features for managing cases and for presenting your case at trial. We will explores some of these features as well as some free and low cost resources that you can use in your cases. Before you pay big bucks for file management or trial presentation software, you should know what you already have. She will be joined by Ben M. Schorr, a Senior Technical Writer at Microsoft and one of the most popular speakers at the annual ABA TechShow. He is the author of several books and articles on technology including “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook”, “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word” and “OneNote in One Hour”. He was a Microsoft MVP for 20 years and involved with management and technology for more than 25.

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  • Thursday
    4
    February

    Atlanta Chapter Crash

    Thursday, February 4, 2021, 18:00 - 19:00 ET
    The Atlanta Chapter has been invited to Crash the Florida Chapter Connect. Join this Thursday February 4th from 6pm to 7pm for networking, professional and business support. Meet women from both Florida and Atlanta. Bring your favorite cocktail or mocktail and get to know our neighboring chapter members. Add a tag

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  • Thursday
    4
    February

    Florida Chapter Connect

    Thursday, February 4, 2021, 18:00 - 19:00 ET
    Connect with Florida Chapter members for networking, professional, and business support. Add a tag

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  • Monday
    8
    March

    NC Chapter Virtual Meeting and Happy Hour

    Monday, March 8, 2021, 16:30 - 17:30 ET
    Our virtual meeting and happy hour is March 8 beginning at 4:30PM. There should be an rsvp along with this event notice. If so, let me know if you can attend. If you need to join later, please feel free. Looking forward to it! Claire Join from the meeting link https://wbd-us.webex.com/wbd-us/j.php?MTID=m2f8a9cf13d10585a4c1c19a5929aa24c Join by meeting number Meeting number (access code): 133 720 5114 Meeting password: ipE3VRykn32 Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only) +1-415-655-0001,,1337205114## US Toll Join by phone +1-415-655-0001 US Toll Global call-in numbers

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  • Tuesday
    9
    March

    SFI Pop-up: Pros and Cons of Of Counsel and Solo Practice

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 16:00 - 17:00 ET
    We will be discussing the pros and cons of organizing your practice as "of counsel" with a small firm versus as a solo practitioner - or both! This is the first in what we hope will be a series of informal discussions prompted by questions posted to the SFI Forum. If you have thoughts on this topic or would like to get some advice for how best to organize your own practice, please join us.

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  • Wednesday
    10
    March

    Asia Pacific Regional leadership Virtual Gathering

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 13:30 - 14:30 CST
    ​ The #WWCDA Asia Pacific Regional Leadership team held an inaugural quarterly meeting on 10 March. Chapter leaders from all around the region – from Hong Kong SAR to Japan, Australia, and India – joined for a lively and productive discussion. Leaders shared information about their practice areas, how their respective WWCDA chapters in various countries are engaging with their members, plans for 2021, and possible ways to collaborate in future. Asia Pacific Regional Leader @Wendy Wysong (Steptoe & Johnson) chaired the session and attendees included members from Hong Kong SAR (@Mini vandePol (Baker McKenzie), @Kelly Austin (Gibson Dunn), @Cori Lable (Kirkland & Ellis), @Tatman Savio (Akin Gump), @Beth Junell (FTI Consulting), @Mavis Tan (Control Risks), @Cara O’Brien (Brunswick Group)); Japan (@ Emiko Ito (Alix Partners), @Kaede Toh (Latham & Watkins), @Kaori Hirose (Nishimura & Asahi)); Australia (@Scarlet Reid (McCullough Robertson), @Kirsten Scott (Clifford Chance)); and India (@Rupinder Malik (J. Sagar Associates), @Saguna Sodhi (EY)).

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  • Thursday
    18
    March

    Virtual General Meeting - WWCDA Swiss Chapter (external speaker: Julia Minkowski)

    Thursday, March 18, 2021, 18:00 - 19:30 CET
    The Virtual General Meeting of the WWCDA Swiss Chapter will be followed by a discussion with Julia Minkowski, partner with the law firm TEMIME in Paris (France). Julia Minkowski recently co-authored the book "L'avocat était une femme" with journalist Lisa Vignoli.

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  • Tuesday
    23
    March

    Conversation with Government & Health Care Fraud Supervisory AUSAs in EDPa

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 12:00 - 13:00 BOT
    Join the WWCDA Philadelphia Chapter for a discussion with the the Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorneys in charge of affirmative civil fraud cases and criminal government and healthcare fraud prosecution. The conversation will be led by Virginia Gibson of Hogan Lovells, formerly FAUSA and Civil Chief in EDPA USAO, with Charlene Keller Fullmer, Deputy Chief, Affirmative Litigation, Civil Division, USAO EDPA and Mary Beth Leahy, Deputy Chief Health Care and Government Fraud, Criminal Division, USAO EDPA. Learn: How they find, pursue, and prioritize their work to recover on Civil False Claims Act claims. How they prosecute healthcare providers and others who defraud government programs in healthcare and beyond How they address the opioid crisis in our region.

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  • Thursday
    1
    April

    Florida Chapter Connect

    Thursday, April 1, 2021, 18:00 - 19:00 ET
    Connect with Florida Chapter members for networking, professional, and business support. During this event we will have an important discussion about the Florida Chapter now accepting applications for endorsements of current and past WWCDA members who are candidates for nominations and appointments from the current administration. Add a tag

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  • Wednesday
    21
    April

    West Coast Regional WWCDA Meeting - Supreme Court Term Overview

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 16:00 - 17:00 PT
    Please join us for a presentation by our featured guest speaker, Nicole A. Saharsky. Nicole has argued more cases in the U.S. Supreme Court than any other woman in the past decade (30 cases), and was recently featured in a Law360 article and video series entitled, “Will the Future of the Supreme Court Bar Be Female?” She is co-head of Mayer Brown's Supreme Court & Appellate Practice in Washington D.C., and previously served for ten years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice. Nicole will offer an overview of the issues to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this Term. This event will be open to WWCDA West Coast members (Denver, Los Angeles, Oregon/Idaho, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver). It will be hosted by WWCDA’s San Diego Chapter, and offered on Jones Day’s Webex platform. Please pre-register for the event by using the link below.

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  • Wednesday
    21
    April

    WWCDA West Coast Meeting: Guest Nicole A. Saharsky Presents U.S. Supreme Court Overview

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 16:00 - 17:00 PT
    Please join us for a presentation by our featured guest speaker, Nicole A. Saharsky. Nicole has argued more cases in the U.S. Supreme Court than any other woman in the past decade (30 cases), and was recently featured in a Law360 article and video series entitled, “Will the Future of the Supreme Court Bar Be Female?” She is co-head of Mayer Brown's Supreme Court & Appellate Practice in Washington D.C., and previously served for ten years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice. Nicole will offer an overview of the issues to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this Term. This event will be open to WWCDA West Coast members (Denver, Los Angeles, Oregon/Idaho, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver). It will be hosted by WWCDA’s San Diego Chapter, and offered on Jones Day’s Webex platform. WWCDA West Coast chapter members may register for the event at the following link: https://jd.webex.com/jd/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec3acfd472d2d112e881c078f9e9f92dc

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  • Thursday
    29
    April

    Small and Big Law Synergies: Success Stories and Opportunities

    Thursday, April 29, 2021, 12:00 - 13:00 ET
    Please join us via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97504357916?pwd=THdiSzRqSGQ4bEN2OS9nb0wxMTR3QT09 Join Us at the Next SFI & Diversity Committee Event Small and Big Law Synergies: Success Stories and Opportunities When: Apr 29, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET) Please join the WWCDA Small Firm Initiative (SFI) and Diversity Committee for a lively discussion of success stories and new directions for Big Law-Small Law collaboration. Some of the most preeminent global companies, including Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola, General Motors, and Estee Lauder, recently announced groundbreaking commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will hear from a stellar panel of speakers about how Big Law and Small Law partnerships can assist clients in achieving these and other important goals, including meeting clients' expectations for cost-effective delivery of legal services. Our Panel: Naana Frimpong Counsel, King & Spalding Kristin Graham Koehler Partner, Sidley Austin LLP Adria Perez Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend Our Co-Moderators: Lawanda N. Hodges Managing Partner, The Law Firm of Lawanda Hodges, LLC Jo Ritcey-Donohue Principal, JRD Law PLLC Log on to Connect to RSVP and access the Zoom details here . SFI Events are generally open to WWCDA members only. However, we invite our members to include their female associates for what we hope will be an inspiring discussion. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE. Best, Kris Costello SFI Co-Chair Shirley Emehelu Diversity Committee Co-Chair Jo Ritcey-Donohue SFI Co-Chair Rasha Shields Diversity Committee Co-Chair About The Women's White Collar Defense Association The Women's White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) has 43 chapters with more than 2,200 members in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The WWCDA promotes the common business and professional interests of women attorneys and other professionals who specialize in the representation of corporations, other organizations, and individuals facing government enforcement actions, internal investigations, compliance, and ethics matters. We promote diversity in the legal profession, facilitate networking and business development, and provide educational programming. WWCDA's initiatives facilitate women connecting, collaborating, and advancing in white collar defense around the world. By your attendance to this event, you agree that WWCDA (or its designee) has the right to control, authorize or prohibit the distribution of any photography, videotaping, or recordings of any kind, at this event and may use such materials for its advertising or otherwise in the form and media as it deems appropriate, including but not limited to, in publications, social media, marketing materials, on websites and other platforms. Learn more at wwcda.org ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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  • Thursday
    6
    May

    Avocates et médias : les avocats mâles parlent-ils plus forts et sont-ils mieux entendus ?

    Thursday, May 6, 2021, 18:00 - 19:00 CET
    Discussion with Sylvain Besson (Tamedia) and Gilles Clémençon (RTS)

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  • Thursday
    13
    May

    SFI CONNECT Power Networking in the Digital Age: Making the Most of LinkedIn

    Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12:00 - 13:00 PT
    With coffee dates, cocktail hours, bar association events, and client dinners canceled during the pandemic, many of us had to rely on our on-line presence to pick up the slack in our marketing efforts. Some of us discovered that our virtual marketing leaves something to be desired. If your social networking could use a boost, join us for the next SFI-Connect event. Renee Dubord Brown, Director of IP Litigation at Linked in and Sarah Wallace of Constantine Law will provide tips and tricks for improving your LinkedIn profile and leveraging your network to amplify your on-line presence and improve your marketing reach. Their presentations will be followed by break-out groups in which we will put their advice to the test using member profiles. Social media can be a powerful marketing tool. Join our experts and your fellow SFI members and improve your on-line marketing game. ​ #Business Development Join us on zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91259522737

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  • Thursday
    13
    May

    SFI Connect: Power Networking in the Digital Age: Making the Most of LinkedIn

    Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12:00 - 13:00 PT
    With coffee dates, cocktail hours, bar association events, and client dinners canceled during the pandemic, many of us had to rely on our on-line presence to pick up the slack in our marketing efforts. Some of us discovered that our virtual marketing leaves something to be desired. If your social networking could use a boost, join us for the next SFI-Connect event. Renee Dubord Brown, Director of IP Litigation at LinkedIn and Sarah Wallace of Constantine Law will provide tips and tricks for improving your LinkedIn profile and leveraging your network to amplify your on-line presence and improve your marketing reach. Their presentations will be followed by break-out groups in which we will put their advice to the test using member profiles. Social media can be a powerful marketing tool. Join our experts and your fellow SFI members and improve your on-line marketing game. Please join us via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91259522737

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  • Wednesday
    19
    May

    Florida Endorsement Meeting

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 17:00 - 18:00 ET
    Please join us to discuss the endorsement requests from former member Jackie Becerra for her application to fill a district court vacancy for the SDFL and current member Jacqueline Arango to fill the vacancy for US Attorney for the SDFL. It is important to have as many Florida members participating as we can. Hope to see you on the video conference. Susan & Alison

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  • Thursday
    10
    June

    SFI Connect: A Lawyer’s Place: weighing office space options for your practice - and your sanity

    Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12:00 - 13:00 PT
    The pandemic has left professionals in many industries reevaluating their use of office space: its functions, its drawbacks, and what might take its place. Join our panelists Meg Strickler and Lisa Mathewson for a directed discussion regarding the pros and cons of traditional office space and reimagining the workplace in a post-pandemic world. Join us on zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94555063011

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  • Friday
    10
    September

    SFI Committee Meeting - September 2021

    Friday, September 10, 2021, 09:00 - 10:00 PT
    Join us for the September SFI Committee Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97897729501

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  • Thursday
    16
    September

    European Regional Events | The Netherlands

    Thursday, September 16, 2021, 13:00 - 14:00 NL
    Dear European Chapter Members, We are excited to confirm that the Netherlands Chapter will host their European Regional Event on Thursday, 16 September 2021, at 1 PM CET. Microsoft teams meeting details below. I am looking forward to the Event. Kind regards, Joanelle __________________________________ Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Join with a video conferencing device teams@nautadutilh.vc Video Conference ID: 126 793 937 9 Alternate VTC instructions Or call in (audio only) +31 20 399 1336,,337969298# Netherlands, Amsterdam Phone Conference ID: 337 969 298# Find a local number | Reset PIN Additional information: Click on the "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" link to participate from your PC or Teams App. When a phone number is provided in the invitation, you can dial-in together with the Conference ID.

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  • Friday
    17
    September

    Get Together - French Chapter

    Friday, September 17, 2021, 08:30 - 10:30 FR
    Muriel Goldberg-Darmon sera heureuse de vous recevoir pour un petit-déjeuner de rentrée le Vendredi 17 septembre 2021 De 8h30 à 10h30 Cabinet Cohen & Gresser 30 rue la Boétie – 75008 Paris * RSVP: mgoldbergdarmon@cohengresser.com

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    Paris, France

  • Saturday
    25
    September

    Conversation with Ms. Sonia Narang, Additional Director, Enforcement Directorate

    Saturday, September 25, 2021, 18:00 - 19:00 IST
    The India Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA), is organizing an interactive session on ‘ Money Laundering and Enforcement Landscape in India ’ with senior IPS officer, Ms. Sonia Narang , Additional Director, Enforcement Directorate. Ms. Sonia Narang has also worked as a Deputy Inspector General of Police in the Crime Investigation Department, Karnataka, and the National Investigation Agency. She has decades of experience in crime-fighting and law enforcement pan-India. Join WWCDA members Ms. Rupinder Malik , Partner at J. Sagar Associates & India Chapter Leader, and Ms. Geeta Luthra , Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, in conversation with Sonia Narang on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 1800hrs (IST).

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  • Thursday
    30
    September

    WWCDA Quarterly Leader Call

    Thursday, September 30, 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 ET
    Please join the WWCDA Quarterly Leader Call. Lots of Information for the chapters and issues to discuss. See you then! Login via Zoom Online: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87263151380 Meeting ID: 872 6315 1380 One tap mobile +19292056099,,87263151380# US (New York) +13017158592,,87263151380# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/keCQw4Hs1V

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  • Thursday
    14
    October

    How Lawyers and Other Legal Industry Professionals Can Harness the Power of Social Media

    Thursday, October 14, 2021, 15:00 - 16:15 ET
    Join the WWCDA Small Firm Initiative (SFI) and Social Media Committees on October 14, 2021 from 3:00 - 4:15 PM EST for an engaging panel discussion on effectively using social media for personal branding and thought leadership in today’s legal market. Historically, lawyers and other legal industry professionals have relied on one-way communication strategies such as advertisements, articles and blogging to market their legal services. The world has changed rapidly in the last decade. Today’s market requires engagement with constantly evolving social media tools to communicate. To be successful, lawyers and other legal industry professionals must adapt and find new ways to stand out, tell their story and build a marketable personal brand using social media platforms. In this moderated program, speakers will share: fun and engaging examples of attorneys excelling at social media, “the nuts and bolts” of three major social media tools, practice tips, and teachable moments and takeaways from the missteps of others. We also will provide tips on how members can elevate their online presence using the WWCDA’s social media platforms. Panelists : Renee Dubord Brown, Director of IP Litigation at LinkedIn Erin Gerstenzang, Founder of EHG Law Firm Sarah Wallace, SFI Committee and London Chapter Member and Partner at Constantine Law Moderators : BJ Bernstein, SFI Committee Member and Atlanta Chapter Member and Carla Jordan-Detamore, Social Media Committee Member and DC Chapter Member Please join us via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/81640573141

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  • Friday
    15
    October

    WWCDA Germany Lunch Meeting Serie: "Neue Herausforderungen beim Hinweisgeberschutz"

    Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:00 - 14:00 CET
    Liebe Mitglieder des Germany WWCDA Chapters, auch im Oktober wollen wir unsere gemeinsamen Lunch-Sessions am Freitag, dem 15. Oktober 2021, um 12:00 Uhr mit folgendem Vortrag (Zoom-Meeting) fortsetzen: Neue Herausforderungen beim Hinweisgeberschutz Diesmal sind Frau Annette Kraus, Chief Compliance Officer bei der Siemens AG, und ihre Kollegin Manja Ehnert, Syndikusrechtsanwältin und Senior Counsel Compliance bei Siemens, bei uns, und freuen sich über Fragen und eine rege Diskussion. Wir freuen uns wie immer auf Eure zahlreiche Teilnahme! Nicole, Judith & Julia

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  • Thursday
    21
    October

    WatercoolerPLUS Presents...The Past, Present, and Future of Compassionate Release

    Thursday, October 21, 2021, 16:00 - 17:00 ET
    Please join the WWCDA Thought Leadership Committee on October 21, 2021 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST for a WatercoolerPLUS session on the past, present, and future of compassionate release motions. The informal discussion will include topics such as best practices for litigating compassionate release motions, non-pandemic grounds for compassionate release, and using the pandemic to argue for sentencing variances. The discussion will be led by a group of practitioners with significant experience litigating compassionate release motions. But as with all WatercoolerPLUS sessions, we hope it will be an informal and dynamic discussion. This program is open to members only. Please do not share the login details.

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  • Friday
    22
    October

    European Regional Events | France

    Friday, October 22, 2021, 13:00 - 14:00 FR
    Dear European Chapter Members, We are excited to confirm that the France Chapter will host their European Regional Event on Friday, 22 October 2021, at 1 PM CET . Zoom details below. I am looking forward to the event. Kind regards, Joanelle _____ Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85267340769?pwd=S09IK2lmK3dIZ0JydUZUN3RqSUt4UT09 Meeting ID: 852 6734 0769 Passcode: 939952 One tap mobile +13462487799,,85267340769#,,,,*939952# US (Houston) +16699006833,,85267340769#,,,,*939952# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 888 475 4499 US Toll-free 833 548 0276 US Toll-free 833 548 0282 US Toll-free 877 853 5257 US Toll-free +33 1 7037 9729 France +33 1 7095 0103 France +33 1 7095 0350 France +33 1 8699 5831 France +33 1 7037 2246 France 0 800 940 415 France Toll-free 0 800 944 049 France Toll-free 0 805 543 065 France Toll-free Meeting ID: 852 6734 0769 Passcode: 939952 Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kcLcAJwNi4

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  • Tuesday
    26
    October

    Advanced Topics in Cryptocurrency Regulation and Enforcement

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 17:30 - 19:00 PT
    Advanced Topics in Cryptocurrency Regulation and Enforcement Join the WWCDA San Francisco Chapter for an enthusiastic panel discussion about the current state of crypto and the still-evolving rules and regulations the modern practitioner should know. A networking event will follow. Speakers Amanda Straub, Securities and Exchange Commission Claudia Quiroz, Assistant United States Attorney Candace Kelly, Stellar Development Foundation Moderator Julia Jayne, Jayne Law Group In Person, Outdoor: OCTOBER 26, 2021, 5:30 PM Baker McKenzie 600 Hansen Way Palo Alto, California 94304 Proof of Vaccination required to be submitted in advance to laura.knight@bakermckenzie.com

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    Palo Alto, CA, United States

  • Thursday
    4
    November

    From White Collar Practice to In-House Roles: The View from the Other Side

    Thursday, November 4, 2021, 13:00 - 14:00 CT
    The North America Midwest Region of the WWCDA is happy to sponsor the following virtual panel discussion: From White Collar Practice to In-House Roles: The View From the Other Side Hear from in-house counsel who have made the transition from white collar practices, both in the private sector and working for the government. Among other topics, panelists will discuss their career paths, how they have had to change their legal mindset after moving in-house, and the biggest issues they face as in-house counsel today. There will be an opportunity for Q&A, so come curious! Event organizers will be seeking one hour of CLE credit in Illinois, including 0.5 hours of professional responsibility credit. Panelists include: Tenley Armstrong , Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Southern Company Maribel Fernandez-Harvath , Compliance Leader for the Americas-Investigations, Monitoring and Assurance , GE Healthcare Gayle E. Littleton , Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Exelon Corporation Kelly Vickers , Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation Moderated by: Georgia Alexakis , Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP Michelle Nasser , Dowd Bennett LLP Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://rshc-law.zoom.us/j/82418842796?pwd=TCtRcXFOK2ttTUdWL1JTbnNpekQ0UT09 Passcode: wwcda2021!

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  • Friday
    5
    November

    SFI Committee Meeting - November 2021

    Friday, November 5, 2021, 09:00 - 10:00 PT
    Join us for the November SFI Committee Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92156926909

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  • Tuesday
    9
    November

    Virtual Breakfast Briefing - topic TBC

    Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 08:30 - 10:00 GMT

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  • Tuesday
    9
    November

    Forum of discussion about white collar crime with Sophie Melchers

    Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 12:15 - 13:15 PT

  • Thursday
    18
    November

    European Regional Events | Germany

    Thursday, November 18, 2021, 12:00 - 13:00 DE
    Dear European Chapter Members, We are excited to confirm that the Germany Chapter will host their European Regional Event on Thursday, 18 November 2021, at 12 CET . Zoom details below. I am looking forward to the Event. Kind regards, Joanelle _____ Join Zoom Meeting Phone one-tap: US: +12532158782,,7028949498#,,,,,,0#,,601637# or +13017158592,,7028949498#,,,,,,0#,,601637# Mobile one-tap: US: +12532158782,,7028949498#,,,,,,0#,,601637# or +13017158592,,7028949498#,,,,,,0#,,601637# Meeting URL: https://dentons.zoom.us/j/7028949498?pwd=Qm9sWERWeDNYajJzOEQ4Wk9WUG94UT09 Meeting ID: 702 894 9498 Passcode: NevaGivUp Join by Telephone For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location. Dial: US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 9128 or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) Meeting ID: 702 894 9498 Passcode: 601637 International numbers Join from an H.323/SIP room system H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) 162.255.36.11 (US East) 221.122.88.195 (China) 115.114.131.7 (India Mumbai) 115.114.115.7 (India Hyderabad) 213.19.144.110 (Amsterdam Netherlands) 213.244.140.110 (Germany) 103.122.166.55 (Australia Sydney) 103.122.167.55 (Australia Melbourne) 209.9.211.110 (Hong Kong SAR) 149.137.40.110 (Singapore) 64.211.144.160 (Brazil) 69.174.57.160 (Canada Toronto) 65.39.152.160 (Canada Vancouver) 207.226.132.110 (Japan Tokyo) 149.137.24.110 (Japan Osaka) Meeting ID: 702 894 9498 Passcode: 601637 SIP: 7028949498@zoomcrc.com Passcode: 601637

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  • Friday
    3
    December

    SFI Committee Meeting - December 2021

    Friday, December 3, 2021, 12:00 - 13:00 ET
    Join us for our monthly meeting in December. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87113814927 ​

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  • Tuesday
    7
    December

    Virtual Breakfast Briefing - topic TBC

    Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 08:30 - 10:00 GMT

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  • Thursday
    9
    December

    European Regional Events | Switzerland

    Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:30 - 13:45 CET
    Dear European Chapter Members, We are excited to confirm that the Switzerland Chapter will host their European Regional Event on Thursday, 9 December 2021, at 12:30 CET. Zoom details below. Speakers include: Katrin Ivell (Homburger), Simone Nadelhofer (LALIVE) and Carla Gabriela Reyes (Des Gouttes & Associés). I am looking forward to the event. Kind regards, Joanelle ____ <span "> Join Zoom Meeting <span ">One tap mobile: <span ">Switzerland : +41225910156,,98740551102#,,,,*007869# <span ">Meeting ID: <span ">987 4055 1102 <span ">Passcode<span ">: <span ">007869 <span ">Join<span "> by Telephone <span ">For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location. <span ">Dial: <span "> Switzerland: +41 22 591 01 56 The United Kingdom: +44 203 481 5237 US: +1 213 338 8477 France: +33 1 7037 9729 Germany: +49 69 3807 9883 <span ">Meeting ID: <span ">987 4055 1102 <span ">Passcode<span ">: <span ">007869 <span "> International numbers <span ">Join from an H.323/SIP room system <span ">H.323: <span "> 162.255.37.11 (US West) 162.255.36.11 (US East) 115.114.131.7 (India Mumbai) 115.114.115.7 (India Hyderabad) 213.19.144.110 (Amsterdam Netherlands) 213.244.140.110 (Germany) 103.122.166.55 (Australia Sydney) 103.122.167.55 (Australia Melbourne) 149.137.40.110 (Singapore) 64.211.144.160 (Brazil) 149.137.68.253 (Mexico) 69.174.57.160 (Canada Toronto) 65.39.152.160 (Canada Vancouver) 207.226.132.110 (Japan Tokyo) 149.137.24.110 (Japan Osaka) <span ">Meeting ID: <span ">987 4055 1102 <span ">Passcode<span ">: <span ">007869 <span ">SIP: <span "> 98740551102@zoomcrc.com <span ">Passcode<span ">: <span ">007869 <span ">Skype for Business (Lync) <span "> https://lalive-law.zoom.us/skype/98740551102

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  • Tuesday
    14
    December

    Comida y mesa redonda con Dña. Victoria Ortega, Presidenta del CGAE

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:15 - 17:00 DK
    Comida y mesa redonda “Presente y futuro del proceso penal” con Dña. Victoria Ortega, Presidenta del Consejo General de la Abogacía Española 14 de diciembre de 2021 14:15 - 17:00 horas LUGAR C/ Príncipe de Vergara, 187, Madrid RSVP patricia.leandro@uria.com sara.sanz@uria.com arianna.vazquez@uria.com

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    Madrid, Spain

  • Thursday
    12
    May

    SFI Connect: Persuasive Advocacy: Witness Preparation Using Psychodrama and Other Techniques

    Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 PT
    Our panelists Ashley Adams and Cyndie Giacchetti will provide insights into witness preparation and presentation and thinking outside the box when developing trial strategy. The presentation will provide creative methods for telling your witness’s story, especially if that witness is your client, including using the psychodrama technique for witness preparation. Please join us on zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92951958965

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