Women in Leadership Summit: Miami 2014

September 16, 2014

We are delighted to announce details of our annual Miami women in law seminar, which takes place this Friday September 19th. Our Women in Leadership Summit is in association with Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Date: Friday September 19th Venue: 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131 Times: Registration and breakfast served: 8.15 – 9am Seminar: 9am – […]

Colonel Maritza Ryan – In The Army Now

September 10, 2014

Maritza Ryan is a Colonel in the United States Army, and the Professor & Head of the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Maritza shares her military and legal experiences with Chambers Women in Law below. A Call to Arms I joined the Army for the same reason that many […]

Focus on Brazil – Claudia Prado

September 3, 2014
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Claudia Prado is a partner at Baker & McKenzie. She is a member of the Firm’s Global Executive Committee, chairs the Firm’s Financial Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and is the Regional Chairman of the Latin America Regional Council. A career in law In Brazil, we don’t have to go to college before entering […]

Female Silks: Career milestones, challenges and tips for the next generation

August 18, 2014
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This year 18 out of the 100 new Queen’s Counsel were female, meaning that, proportionally, the number of female silks rose by 17% on last year. However, other associated numbers are less encouraging: 42 women applied for the position this year, giving a success rate of 43% – the lowest since 2008 – and a […]

Women in Law: Africa

July 29, 2014
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  So Africa is rising. Or so we hear. There has been an undeniable shift in the media narrative about the continent. Investors are flooding the region in their droves and they need legal representation, triggering a spate of Western-trained lawyers, some of whom are women, to move to the continent and set up their own practices. We spoke […]

Ropes and Gray Top Vault Diversity Table

July 23, 2014
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Ropes and Gray have come first in Vault.com‘s annual legal diversity table for US firms, breaking a run of five years at the top for Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. The rankings were based upon surveys completed by nearly 17,000 law firm associates earlier this year, with junior lawyers having a key say in how they […]