Women in Litigation Forum - 2021

September 22, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021 The Validity team will attend and speak at the 8th Annual Women in Litigation Forum.

Over one day, the interactive discussions will combine panels of women lawyers discussing the top legal issues facing in-house counsel in employment, privacy, IP, trade regulatory compliance in addition to leadership and career development skills and tips needed for women to rise in their organizations or get noticed by other companies. Validity team members Wendie Childress and Laina Hammond will lead discussions on:

Tips for successful arbitration and litigation |  12:00 PM-12:50 PM ET

  • Practical guide on handling parallel proceedings
  • Calculating damages
  • Dealing with fraud and corruption claims
  • Exploring recent competition investigations and outcomes

Wendie Childress, Portfolio Counsel
Validity Finance

Lisa Davis George, Director and Senior Litigation Counsel
Discover Financial Services

Jennifer Recine, Partner
Kasowitz Benson Torres

Sara Margolis, Partner

Proactively and effectively managing a successful legal department | 3:15 PM-4:00 PM ET

  • Building a successful in-house legal department
  • Tips for executing growth with a limited budget for headcount, technology and outside counsel
  • Monitoring stress and mental well-being
  • Negotiation strategies with outside counsel
  • Learnings from managing challenging times and team uncertainties

Laina Hammond, Investment Manager
Validity Finance

Nicole Bearce, Global Head - Litigation

Mariëlle Reints, VP of legal

Cinda Serianni, Associate General Counsel
Gilead Sciences


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