American Bar Association
 
Business and Corporate Litigation: Women Business and Commercial Advocates Subcommittee

ABA Section of Business Law


Business and Corporate Litigation:
Women Business and Commercial Advocates Subcommittee


Who We Are

The Women Business and Commercial Advocates Subcommittee provides a forum for all attorneys in the committee to come together to celebrate and to support the advancement of women business litigators. This is one of the fastest-growing groups in the committee and provides a venue for business litigators to network with one another and learn from prominent women business lawyers and judges. The committee also seeks to increase the number of women who practice in business and commercial litigation by providing mentoring and programming geared toward women business advocates. In addition, the subcommittee annually hosts a program or reception recognizing and celebrating the accomplishment of women in the profession and particularly the judiciary. The group welcomes all attorneys who are interested in promoting participation of women business lawyers and judges in the legal profession.

News



At the Spring Meeting on April 12, 2018, the Women Business & Commercial Advocates Subcommittee will be honoring Judge Alice L. Blackwell. Melissa Visconti, Co-Chair of the WCBA Subcommittee, will present the award to Judge Blackwell. Judge Blackwell has distinguished herself in her nearly 40 years as an attorney and judge by her intellect, demeanor, and many contributions to the advancement of women in our profession, which will be described in more detail when she is presented with her award. The presentation will be made during the reception at Del


Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House prior to the Committee dinner.



Following the presentation to Judge Blackwell, a special award will be presented by Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, BCLC Chair, to an attorney who has made significant contributions to the advancement of women advocates and to our Committee.


The Women Business and Commercial Advocates Subcommittee provides a forum for all attorneys in the committee to come together to celebrate and to support the advancement of women business litigators. This is one of the fastest-growing groups in the committee and provides a venue for business litigators to network with one another and learn from prominent women business lawyers and judges. The committee also seeks to increase the number of women who practice in business and commercial litigation by providing mentoring and programming geared toward women business advocates. In addition, the subcommittee annually hosts a program or reception recognizing and celebrating the accomplishment of women in the profession and particularly the judiciary. The group welcomes all attorneys who are interested in promoting participation of women business lawyers and judges in the legal profession.


Last year in New Orleans the WBCA committee honored Sharonda R. Williams, Special Counsel at the Louisiana-based law firm Fishman Haygood LLP; Lynn Swanson, Managing Member of the New Orleans law firm Jones, Swanson, Huddell and Garrison LLC; and the surprise honoree was me! (Gail A. Andler, a retired judge serving as a mediator and arbitrator with JAMS.)


We look forward to seeing you in Orlando to honor Judge Blackwell and an outstanding "surprise" honoree.


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2017 Spring Meeting

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Leadership

Sub-Committee Chairs:

Andler, Hon Gail
Formeller, Daniel
Visconti, Melissa

Sub-Committee Vice-Chairs:

Beauregard, Alyn
Greenlee, Paige
Letcher, Katherine
Wang, Mian

Committee Roster  


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    2018 Corporate Laws Committee June Meeting

    06/22/2018-06/23/2018
    Pillar & Post Inn & Spa
    Niagara-on-the-Lake

    **PLEASE START HERE FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS (DINNERS) TO YOUR REGISTRATION** TO ADD EVENTS TO AN EXISTING REGISTRATION: Click on Register Now, which will prompt you to log-in with your ABA credentials. After logging in, click on View Registration. Find the ...

    The Emperor Has No Clothes: The State of Undress in the Retail Distressed Space

    07/17/2018-07/17/2018

    The event will be held on 07/17/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are ABACLE,Business Law Section,Law Practice Division,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Ethics 101: Attorneys' Duties for Safeguarding Confidential Information on the Cloud

    07/31/2018-07/31/2018

    The event will be held on 07/31/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Cybersecurity Legal Task Force,ABACLE,Business Law Section,Forum on Communications Law,Center For Professional Responsibility,Law Practice Division,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Litigation,Senior Lawyers Division,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .


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Listserve

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BL-WBCA@mail.americanbar.org

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