Closing the Gap: Achieving Gender Pay Equity in Law Firm Compensation
Sponsored by the ABA Task Force on Gender Equity and the Commission on Women in the Profession, co-sponsored by Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women, DirectWomen, Illinois State Bar Association on Women and the Law, and National Association of Women Lawyers
Thursday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
131 S. Dearborn St., Chicago
“Do We Understand the Pay Gap and How to Fix It?” — This panel discussion will focus on what can still be done to close the gap in pay equity within the legal profession. Moderated by Laurel G. Bellows, co-chair of the Task Force on Gender Equity and principal of The Bellows Law Group PC, the panel will include:
- Michelle Banks, general counsel and chief compliance officer at Gap Inc.
- Jason L. Brown, associate general counsel at MillerCoors
- J. Stephen Poor, chair and managing partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP
- Karen Walker, executive partner and member of firm-wide compensation committee at Holland and Knight LLP
Oct. 24, 3 – 4 p.m.
Breakout sessions will discuss realistic approaches to close the pay gap and a summary of next steps; a cocktail reception will follow the panel discussion. A complete agenda can be found online.
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