Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum - New York 2015 - Overview September 10 2015, New York




Following the inaugural forum in New York in September 2014 and its sister event in California in June 2015, the Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum returned to New York in September 2015 to discuss the hottest topics surrounding litigation. How do women thrive in litigation to make it as a leading role in counsel? How can female litigators encourage each other to excel in this industry?

Delegates joined us for this one-day interactive forum, in a peer-led environment to develop their knowledge as a litigator, take away new skills in the ‘business of litigation’ and advance their progression through the ranks. Delegates heard some of the USA’s top in-house and private practice women lawyers discuss litigation issues.

View the 2015 post-event report

Delegates joined their women peers to hear more about:

  • Networking opportunities with senior general counsel and private practice litigators
  • Case studies from the last 12 months to help improve your litigation strategies
  • Factors when considering litigation and how to minimise damage
  • How to deal with the rise of government scrutiny
  • Practical advice on how to give their clients corporate support as well as litigation advice
  • How to advance their careers and the challenges they faced in this industry

Who attended:

The aim was to provide an inclusive debate around the talent pipeline as well as discussing the latest developments in the litigation field. Aimed at junior to senior professionals, both male and female, the Forum was equally of interest to all in-house counsel and private practice. Those with an interest in succession planning and recruitment were also welcome to attend. This forum was of particular interest to:

  • General counsel
  • In-house counsel
  • Litigation counsel
  • Chief legal officers
  • Compliance officers
  • Corporate and legal affairs
  • General prosecutors
  • Private practice
  • Judges

Further information

Speaking opportunities

Lauren Kerr

+1 212 224 3411


Sponsorship opportunities

Jonathan McReynolds:

+1 212 224 3337