Deborah S. Chang To Co-Chair Daily Journal Inaugural Event “Women Leadership in Law”

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Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorney Deborah S. Chang will serve as co-chair for the Daily Journal “Women Leadership in Law” event to be held at The Montage Beverly Hills on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The inaugural conference and interactive forum will bring together some of the greatest law firm and in-house practitioners to participate in insightful discussions on topics important to the legal profession and of interest to women leaders including Women in the Courtroom, Women in the Boardroom, Career Trajectory of Women in Law, Women on the Bench, Communication Skills for Women and Women Success Stories.

Named by Daily Journal as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California in 2016, Ms. Chang was on trial teams that obtained the two largest wrongful death verdicts in California in 2014, four of the top 25 verdicts in California in both 2014 and 2015 – including the largest verdicts received in North County, San Diego and Imperial County. She is the recipient of the 2014 Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Consumer Attorney of the Year Award, and was a finalist for the award in 2012 and 2016. Ms. Chang is a member of the Los Angeles chapter of ABOTA, where she serves on the Executive Committee and is a National Board Member. She also serves on the Executive Committee and as a Board Member of the CAOC, and is currently the Third Vice-President and Education Chair for 2017.

In addition to Ms. Chang, Cheryl D. Orr of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP will serve as co-chair for the event and Ellen M. Becker, Former United States Attorney, Central District of California will serve as keynote.  Dawn Haghighi, General Counsel, Privacy and Compliance Officer for affiliated companies PCV Murcor Real Estate Services, Hightide Settlement Services and Vendor Resource Management will serve as in-house advisor.

Event speakers and panelists include Elizabeth E. Atlee, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for CBRE, Inc, Cecily T. Barclay, partner in Perkins Coie’s Real Estate and Land Use practice, Lucie Barron is the Founder and President of ADR Services, Inc, Terry P. Bayer, Chief Operating Officer for Molina Healthcare, Inc., Janice Block, Executive Vice president and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, at Kaplan Inc., Lori A. Bauman, Partner, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Linda Burrow, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Hon. Christine Byrd, Los Angeles Superior Court, Araaceli Campos, Executive Director of the Miguel Contreras Foundation (MCF), Hon. Judith C. Chirlin, Executive Director, Western Justice Center, Erika Contreras, attorney at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, Hon. Elizabeth R. Feffer, Los Angeles Superior Court, Jeanne A. Fugate, partner at Boies Schiller Flexner, Kate S. Gold, Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Deana Kardel, Founder and President, EOS Consulting Inc., Nina Marino, Partner and Founder Kaplan Marino. Kathleen A. “Katie” McGinty, Partner at Militia Hill Ventures, Deirdre M. O’Callaghan, Chief Counsel, Center for Internet Security, Inc., Stacy D. Phillips, Partner, Blank Rome LLP, Hon. Virginia A. Phillips, Chief District Judge, Central District of California, Amy Fisch Solomon, Partner, Girardi | Keese, Jennifer Stanley, Chair, Copyright Group, Fenwick & West LLP, Britt K. Strottman, Principal, Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson, PLC, Cheryl Travis-Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, VRM Mortgage Services & Co-Chair,The Council for Inclusion in Financial, Susan K. Ullman, General Counsel, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Lisa Von Eschen, Partner, Lamb & Kawakami LLP, and Honorable Elizabeth Allen White, Los Angeles Superior Court.

For more information or to register for the Daily Journal inaugural “Women Leadership in Law” event, click here.