Monday, February 24, 2014 5:55 PM

2 West Coast Kilgore Events, 2 Philly Events, 9 Job Opps (NY/NJ/CT/TX), Alumnae Hannam L'03 and Mattison L'97, and more from WaPo and the WSJ...

Attachments:                          LA Kilgore Gibson Breakfast Invite+Agenda (3.11.14).pdf; LA Kilgore L&W Lunch Invite+Agenda (3.11.14).pdf; Hadassah - Assistant General Counsel.doc; Robin Hood Project - Staff Attorney.pdf; Urban Justice Center - Housing Staff Attorney.pdf; African Services Committee - Supervising Attorney.doc; Siemens M&A Counsel.docx

This week's Kilgore news, events, and opportunities...

Upcoming Events

Kilgore's coming to the West Coast...with two events in LA on Tuesday, March 11 – one in downtown LA, and one in Century City! 

Please see attached invitations and agendas for more details
and to RSVP.

Los Angeles, CA
1: Kilgore LA Breakfast/Coffee Hour (Century City)

Tuesday, March 11th  8:0
0am-9:30am at Gibson Dunn (2029 Century Park East, Suite 4000)

Many thanks to fellow alumna Angelique Kaounis L'00 for facilitating, and to Gibson for hosting!

2: Kilgore LA Lunch Event (Downtown LA)
Tuesday, March 11th  from 12
-1:30pm at Latham & Watkins (355 S. Grand Avenue)

Many thanks to fellow alumna Cindy Starrett L'84 for facilitating, and to Latham for hosting!

Philadelphia, PA
1: The 40th Anniversary Conference: Penn Women's Center and Penn's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) Program Celebrate Forty Years on Campus at Penn
Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28 at 5:00pm at the University of Pennsylvania

This conference honors the evolution of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Penn, and the field's decades-long evolution in academia and at Penn.  The anniversary celebration features faculty and student panels on a range of topics, including the role of gender in art, literature, health care, the labor market, and religion.  For more information, click here.  

2: Women's Resource Center's 8th Annual Leadership Luncheon
Friday, April 11th from 11:00 am
-2:00pm at Hyatt at the Bellevue

Women's Resource Center, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting women, strengthening families, and building community through information, referral, counseling, and legal and education services, will be holding its annual Leadership Luncheon on April 11 to honor women and businesses leading the way in helping women, girls, and families.

Jami McKeon, the current chair-elect of Morgan Lewis LLP,  which will make her the firm's first woman chair and one of only a handful of women in the U.S. to head large law firms, will serve as the keynote speaker. 

Click here for more information on the WRC and related volunteer opportunities, and/or to purchase luncheon tickets.

Job Opportunities

1: Assistant General Counsel Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc.   (New York, NY)

For position description, see attached Word do
c. To apply for this position, please contact Lisa Kanner  L'01 at       

2: Corporate CounselAmdocs (Jersey City, NJ)
Amdocs is hiring a corporate counsel with 5+ years experience and a strong I.T. transactions or telecoms background.

If interested, please contact Niamh Marie Blumentals L'99 at

3: Mergers and Acquisitions CounselSiemens Corporation (Iselin, NJ)
This position will be responsible for counseling with respect to a variety of transactional, securities, capital markets, antitrust, and corporate legal matters.

For more information, see attached Word doc. To apply, click here, and search by Requisition ID number 130760.

4: Professional Development ManagerBaker & McKenzie (New York, NY; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX)
This position will support two regional practice groups, Corporate & Securities and Banking, Finance & Major Projects, to improve and provide high quality professional developmental support to lawyers in North America.  

For more information about this position and to apply, click

5: Staff Attorney for Robin Hood ProjectAdvocates for Children of New York, Inc. (New York, NY)
This position will specifically work on the Robin Hood Project, which partners with Robin Hood-funded organizations
to assist clients who are struggling with education related issues.

For more information, see attached pdf “Robin Hood Project – Staff Attorney.”

6: Housing Staff AttorneyUrban Justice Center's Safety Net Project (New York, NY)
This position will provide direct legal assistance to tenant associations in the area of landlord-tenant practice. Applicants must be admitted to the New York State Bar and speak fluent Spanish. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

For more information, see attached pdf “Urban Justice Center – Housing Staff Attorney.”

7: Supervising AttorneyAfrican Services Committee (New York, NY)
This role oversees various programs and projects, provide training to legal staff, and provide services to clients. The ASC 's mission is to improve the health and self-sufficiency of the African community through provision of direct health, housing, legal and social services, advocacy, policy work, and programming benefiting African refugees and immigrants in NYC and in poor communities in Africa.  Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2014.

For more information, click

8: Staff Attorney
Pace Law's Women's Justice Center (White Plains, NY)
This four day a week position will provide civil legal representation for victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 28, 2014 or until position is filled.

For more information, please visit, select Staff Positions, and search by job title for “Staff Attorney, New Rochelle/Elder.”  

9: AssociateMurtha Cullina LLP (Stamford, CT)
The Business and Finance Department of Murtha Cullina LLP is seeking a full-time associate with 3-5 years of significant experience with complex real estate and finance transactions. Experience representing both lenders and borrowers needed. Applicants should have superior drafting, organizational, communication, and client relationship skills and an entrepreneurial focus.  

To apply for this position, send your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to Beverly Annello at

Alumni Accolades

Sabrina Hannam, L'03
Sabrina Hannam, founder and chair of the Law Office of Sabrina N. Hannam, was recently
featured by One Caribbean Television Network's program Island Innovators. The Jamaican-American Hannam speaks about her practice and career in an interview, found here.

Sally Mattison, L'97
Priscilla J. (“Sally”) Mattison recently presented two articles that she co-authored at the 48th annual MIDEM conference in Cannes, France. The articles, “An Overview of Synchronization Licenses” and “An Overview of Master Use Licenses: Film and Television Uses,” were both published in the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers 2014 publication, “Licensing of Music—From BC to AD (Before the Change/After Digital).”

In the News

Gender-Diverse Boards Draw Investors
Advisers say more clients want to put money in companies that promote women (Washington Post, 2.9.14)

Large Law Firms are Failing Women Lawyers
“For a profession whose guiding tenets include equity in treatment and the elimination of bias, law is failing its women.” (Wall Street Journal, 2.18.14)

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