Celebration 55

Celebration 55 Audio and Video



  • 9-18-08 Kick-Off
  • 9-18-08 Open Mic: HLS Women on Law & Life
    Anne C. Weisberg '85, HLSA Alumnae Committee, Founder & Former Chair; Deloitte U.S. Firms, Director, Talent
  • 9-18-08 Panel: Finding Our Voices
    Welcome: Amy Gutman '93, Celebration 55, Program Chair; Harvard Law School, Special Assistant to the Dean for Communications and Director of Alumni Communications and Special Projects
    Moderator: Theresa Park '92, The Park Literary Group, Owner
    Julie Buxbaum '02, The Opposite of Love (Dial 2007)
    Viola Canales '89, The Tequila Worm (Random/Wendy Lamb Books 2005)
    Nancy Geary '90, Being Mrs. Alcott (Warner Books 2005) and others
    Rebecca Haile '91, Held at a Distance: A Rediscovery of Ethiopia (Academy Chicago Publishers 2007)
    Tama J. Kieves '85, This Time I Dance: How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All (Tarcher Penguin 2003) and owner of Awakening Artistry
    Helen Elaine Lee '85, Water Marked (Scribner 2001) and others; Associate Professor MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies
    Christina Meldrum '94, Madapple (Knopf 2008)
    Lauren Willig '06, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Dutton 2005) and others


  • 9-19-08 Plenary: Defining Leadership
    Moderator: Kim Robinson '93, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Coordinator of Organisational and Leadership Development
    Charlotte P. Armstrong '53, The Ross Companies, Senior Consultant; Harvard Law School Association, Former President (1994-96)
    Brenda Feigen '69, Kenoff & Machtinger, Of Counsel; Co-Founder of Ms. magazine and author of Not One of the Boys: Living Life as a Feminist (Knopf 2000)
    Erica Ariel Fox '95, Global Negotiation Insight Institute, Founder; Mobius Executive Leadership, Partner; Lecturer at Harvard Law School
    Juliette Kayyem '95, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Undersecretary of Homeland Security
    Zia Mody LL.M. '79, AZB & Partners, Senior Partner
  • 9-19-08 Plenary: Faces of Female Leadership
    Moderator: Lena G. Goldberg '78, HBS, Senior Lecturer; previously Fidelity Investments, Executive Vice President - Strategic Corporate Initiatives
    Hon. Deborah A. Batts '72, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    Mona Harrington '60, MIT Workplace Center, Director; author of Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules (Plume/Penguin 1995)
    Susan C. Levy '82, Jenner & Block, Managing Partner
    Margaret E. Montoya '78, University of New Mexico School of Law, Professor of Law
    Jennifer J. Raab '85, Hunter College, President
    Kate Reilly '09, Harvard Law School, Student; Harvard Women's Law Association, President


  • 9-20-08 Panel: Leadership from the Bench, The Judicial Experience
    Moderator: Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong '82, U.S. Bankrupty Court, Eastern District of New York
    Hon. Judith A. Cowin '70, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Associate Justice
    Hon. Maria Cristina Mattioli LL.M. '94, Federal Labor Judge, Federal Labor Court of the 15th Circuit, Campinas, Brazil
    Hon. Marla Miller '80, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
    Hon. Sondra M. Miller '53, McCarthy Fingar, Chief Counsel; Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, Second Department, Judge (retired); previously served as New York State Supreme Court Judge in the Ninth Judicial District and Westchester County Family Court Judge
    Hon. Reena Raggi '76, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Brooklyn, NY
    Hon. Jane R. Roth '65, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Wilmington, DE
    Hon. Patti B. Saris '76, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston
    Hon. Wilhelmina M. Wright '89, Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • 9-20-08 Conversation with Elena Kagan and Bader Ginsberg


  • 9-21-08 Town Meeting
    Where Do We Go from Here? (Our Vision(s) for the Future)

    Moderator: Sharon E. Jones '82, Harvard Law School Association, First Vice President; Chicago Urban League, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Stefanie A. Balandis '93, Greater Boston Legal Services, Housing Unit, Senior Attorney
    Hon. Jane Lakes Harman '69, United States Congress, Representative (D-CA)
    Judith Richards Hope '64, Georgetown University Law Center, Distinguished Visitor from Practice; author of Pinstripes and Pearls: The Women of the Harvard Law School Class of '64 Who Forged an Old-Girl Network and Paved the Way for Future Generations (Scribner 2003)
    Ruth A. Marcus '84, Washington Post, editorial writer and columnist
    Ramona E. Romero '88, DuPont Legal, Corporate Counsel, Logistics and Energy; Hispanic National Bar Association; President
    Linda Chatman Thomsen '79, Securities and Exchange Commission, Director of the Division of Enforcement
    Sandra S. Yamate '84, American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Director



  • 9-19-08 Panel: Cross-Cultural Conversations
    Moderator: Ana Maria Salazar '89, TV show ("Seguridad Total") and radio host; author and journalist; Grupo Salazar, independent international consultant
    Peggy Kuo '88, New York Stock Exchange, Chief Hearing Officer; former prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
    Lenora M. Lapidus '90, American Civil Liberties Union, Women's Rights Project, Director
    Anne-Marijke Morgan de Rivery LL.M. '80, GE Capital Solutions, Legal Director
    Kim Robinson '93, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Coordinator of Organisational and Leadership Development
  • 9-19-08 Panel: Managing Your Career
    Moderator: Scott A. Westfahl '88, Goodwin Procter, Director of Professional Development
    Julie Anna Alvarez '88, Fordham University School of Law, Career Planning Center, Director
    Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D., Lawyers Life Coach LLC
    Irene Reed '98, Northwestern University School of Law, Center for Career Strategy and Advancement, Associate Director
    Carolyn Stafford Stein '85, Harvard Law School, Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA), Attorney Advisor
  • 9-19-08 Panel: Models of Motherhood
    Moderator: Jennifer S. Taub '93, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management, Lecturer & Coordinator of Business Law Program
    Katherine Ashton '85, Debevoise & Plimpton, Partner
    Elizabeth Bartholet '65, Harvard Law School, Morris Wasserstein Public Interest Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Child Advocacy Program
    Maia H. Harris '00, Nixon Peabody, Associate
    Elaine Johnson James '82, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, Partner
    S. Elaine McChesney '78, Bingham McCutchen, Partner
    Lynn Savarese '81, aspiring writer and volunteer for educational and human rights organizations including the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
  • 9-19-08 Panel: Running for Office
    Moderator: Lucia Fakonas Howard '75, Fakonas Howard Ltd., President; Arizona List, Board of Directors
    Elizabeth Holtzman '65, Herrick, Feinstein, Counsel; previously served as U.S. Congresswoman, District Attorney of Kings County (Brooklyn), Comptroller of New York City
    Rhonda Adams Medina '93, Nickelodeon/MTV Networks Kids & Family Group, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel; Democratic National Committee, member of the DNC's National Women's Finance Leadership Committee and of the DNC's Platform Committee
    Ellen L. Weintraub '84, Federal Election Commission, Vice Chair


  • 9-20-08 Panel: In a Different Voice
    Moderator: Sally Rosenberg '86, Oratorio, Presentation Skills and Leadership Coach
    Susan Cain '93, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Crown/Random House 2009); The Negotiation Company (consulting firm), Owner
    Hon. Lucy Koh '93, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
    Catherine O'Neil '90, King & Spalding, Partner
  • 9-20-08 Panel: Leadership in Legal Education
    Moderator: Jeannie Suk '02, Harvard Law School, Assistant Professor of Law
    Anita L. Allen-Castellitto '84, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
    Sarah M. Buel '87, University of Texas School of Law, Clinical Professor of Law
    Adam Neufeld '04, McKinsey & Co., Associate; lead author of "Study of Women's Experiences at Harvard Law School" (Working Group on Student Experiences, February 2004)
    Carol Steiker '86, Harvard Law School, Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law; Special Advisor for Public Service
    Kathleen M. Sullivan '81, Stanford Law School, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and Former Dean
  • 9-20-08 Panel: Crossing Boundaries
    Moderator: Jennifer M. Daniels '88, Barnes & Noble, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
    Judith F. Aidoo '87, Caswell Communications, Owner & Chief Executive Officer
    Karen E. Glover '75, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, Global Integreation Partner
    Eleanor Pelta '86, Morgan Lewis, Partner
    Sarah Eaton Stuart '91, Reebok, Senior Counsel
    Alice Young '74, Kaye Scholer, Partner and Chair of Asia Pacific Group
  • 9-20-08 Panel: Leadership in Arts/Entertainment
    Moderator: Lesley Rosenthal '89, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    Brenda Feigen '69, Kenoff & Machtinger, Of Counsel; previously film producer (Navy Seals, Orion 1990), agent and business affairs attorney with William Morris Agency
    Crystal Nix Hines '90, Television Writer and Producer, "The Practice," "Alias," "Commander-in- Chief" (invited)
    Lisa Jones Johnson '82, Media International, Partner; formerly CEO of Comedy Express Television
    Karen J. Levinson '82, John Silberman Associates, Of Counsel
    Debra Martin Chase '81, Martin Chase Productions, CEO and President ("The Princess Diaries," "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," and "The Cheetah Girls" movie franchises")
    Zola Mashariki '97, Senior Vice President of Production, Fox Searchlight Pictures
    Debra Osofsky '89, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), National Director, News and Broadcast
  • 9-20-08 Panel: Leading as a Volunteer
    Moderator: Susan Lytle Lipton LL.M. '71, Harvard Law School Fund, Chair (2003-05)
    Jenny Brody '81, D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project, Founder & Executive Director; solo practitioner
    Elena M. Paul '88, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Executive Director
    Maria A. Skirnick '69, Meredith Cohen Greenfogel & Skirnick, Partner; Sponsorship Chair for A Celebration of Public Interest at HLS
    Silda Wall Spitzer '84, Children for Children, Founding Chair; ServiceNation, Leadership Council
  • 9-20-08 Panel: Feeding the Pipeline
    Moderator: Hon. Fernande R. V. Duffly '78, Massachusetts Appeals Court; National Association of Women Judges, President (2007-present)
    Lindsay Blohm '06 and Ashley R. Riveira '06, authors of Presumed Equal: What America's Top Women Lawyers Really Think about Their Firms (AuthorHouse 2006)
    Carolyn C. Clark '68, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Consulting Partner
    Claudia L. Hammerman '91, Paul Weiss, Partner
    Deborah K. Holmes '88, Ernst & Young, Americas Director, Corporate Responsibility
    Vernā Myers '85, Vernā Myers Consulting Group, Principal
    Jennifer H. Weddle '00, Holland & Hart, Associate
  • 9-20-08 Panel: Alternative Visions of Leadership
    Moderator: Monica Parker '99, Leaving The Law.com, Founder & Owner
    Maryanne Hancock '01, McKinsey & Company, Principal
    Sheila Heen '93, Triad Consulting Group, Partner; Harvard Law School, Lecturer on Law; Co-author of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (Penguin 2000)
    Katina Leodas '88, Leodas Search Group, Principal
    Rosemary Cox Masters '64, Psychotherapist
    Theresa Park '92, The Park Literary Group, Owner
    Stacy Stern '93, Justia, President; Co-Founder & Former President of Findlaw
  • 9-20-08 Panel: The Entrepreneurial Leader
    Moderator: Sheela Murthy LL.M. '87, Murthy Law Firm, Founder, President & Managing Attorney
    Maria J. Krokidas '73, Krokidas & Bluestein, Co- Founder & Principal
    Sandra (Raye) Mitchell '94, The Mitchell Law Group, Founder & Principal
    Hillary Richard '88, Brune & Richard, Co-Founder & Principal
    Marcia S. Wagner '87, Wagner Law Group, Founder & Principal
  • 9-20-08 Panel: Leadership in the Corporate World
    Moderator: Deirdre Stanley '89, Thomson Reuters, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
    Diana Daniels '74, Washington Post Co., Former Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel (1988-2007)
    Laura S. Franco '87, CBS Corporation, Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel
    Elaine Mandelbaum '83, Citigroup Markets & Banking, Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel
    Kim Rucker '93, Avon Products, Senior Vice President & General Counsel
    Nicole Seligman '83, Sony Corporation, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
  • 9-20-08 Panel: The Large Law Firm
    Moderator: Brande Stellings '93, Catalyst, Senior Director, Advisory Services
    Rima J. Alaily '98, Heller Ehrman, Partner
    Preeta D. Bansal '89, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Partner
    Deborah L. Feinstein '87, Arnold & Porter, Partner
    Ann Bailen Fisher '76, Sullivan & Cromwell, Partner
    Elizabeth L. Grayer '89, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Partner
    Laura C. Hodges Taylor '82, Goodwin Procter, Partner
    Lori E. Lesser '93, Simpson Thacher, Partner
  • 9-20-08 Panel: On Ramping
    Moderator: Kate Neville '92, Neville Career Consulting, Founder & Principal
    Shelley C. Chapman '81, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Partner
    Carol Fishman Cohen HBS '85, iRelaunch, Co-Founder; co-author of Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work (Warner Books 2007)
    Marguerite A. Fletcher '90, Solo Practitioner and Diversity Consultant
    Janine Hill '74, Council on Foreign Relations, Deputy Director of Studies Administration
    Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D., Lawyers Life Coach LLC
    Alice Turinas '87, The Law Office of Robert M. Mark, Of Counsel; HLSA Alumnae Committee, Co-Chair
  • 9-20-08 Panel: Making a Difference
    Moderator: Jodi Grant '93, Afterschool Alliance, Executive Director
    Denise J. Casper '94, Middlesex District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney
    Piper Hoffman '99, Outten & Golden, Partner
    Wendy Jacobs '81, Harvard Law School, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Director
    Jamienne S. Studley '75, Public Advocates, President
    Julie Su '94, Asian Pacific American Law Center, Litigation Director (invited)
  • 9-20-08 Panel: Making Rain
    Moderator: Sara Holtz '75, ClientFocus, Founder
    Peggy Steif Abram '86, Faegre & Benson, Partner
    Dale Cendali '84, O'Melveny & Myers, Partner; Chair of the New York Intellectual Property and Technology Practice; firmwide Chair of the Copyright, Trademark, and Internet Subpractice.
    Cari K. Dawson '93, Alston & Bird, Partner and Chair of the Class Action Practice Team for the Litigation and Trial Practice Group
    Karen F. Green '81, WilmerHale, Partner; Chair, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Group; former Litigation Department Chair
  • 9-20-08 Panel: Leadership Strategies
    Moderator: Gail Merel '77, Andrews Kurth, Partner
    Rhea Kemble Dignam '72, Ernst & Young, Principal
    Patricia A. King '69, Georgetown University Law Center, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics & Public Policy; Harvard Corporation, Fellow
    Ellen J. Odoner '77, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, Partner
    Hillary Sale '93, F. Arnold Daum Chair in Corporate Finance and Law, University of Iowa College of Law
    Laura Stein '87, The Clorox Company, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    Elisse B. Walter '74, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commissioner


  • 9-21-08 Panel: The New Girls Club
    Moderator: Marissa C. Wesely '79(80), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Partner; Kate Stoneman Project (network of women partners at ten leading NYC law firms), Co-Founder
    Elizabeth A. Brown '96, Fish & Richardson, Principal; Past President of the Harvard Law School Association of Northern California, founder of the HLSA Northern California Women's Network, current member of HLS Massachusetts Alumnae Network Steering Committee
    Rebecca Eisenberg '93, AdBrite, Inc., Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary; Loco Parentis (network of working mother-attorneys), Founder & President
    Suzanne M. Nora Johnson '82, The Goldman Sachs Group, Former Vice Chairman, Senior Director; early member of 85 Broads (global professional women's network launched by Goldman women)
    Patricia López Aufranc LL.M. '85, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Partner; FAME (Argentine Forum of Executive Women), Co-Founder
    Valerie A Yarashus '90, Yarashus, Wagner, Cook, Freiberger & Washienko, Founder & Principal; Massachusettts Bar Association, President-Elect
  • 9-21-08 Developing Your Signature Strengths
    Facilitator: Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D., Lawyers Life Coach LLC
  • 9-21-08 Panel: Leading Change
    Moderator: Anne C. Weisberg '85, Deloitte U.S. Firms, Director, Talent; co- author of Mass Career Customization (HBS Press 2007)
    Shelley C. Chapman '81, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Partner
    Debora de Hoyos '78, Mayer Brown, Partner & former Managing Partner (1991-2007)
    Ashish Nanda Ph.D. (HBS), Harvard Law School, Professor of Practice; HLS Program on the Legal Profession, Research Director; Faculty Director of HLS Executive Education Programhis
    Andrea L. Zopp '81, Exelon Corporation, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Last modified: February 27, 2015

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