Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:20 PM

Kilgore NYC Tonight, Job Opps, 14 Job Opps/Fellowships (SF, NY, DC, Philly, Latin America), Alumnae Engel, Sellers, Whitmore, Brandt, Ehrlich Albanese, Singh, Vaughan, and More...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Kilgore Wine & Cheese Networking Night in NYC
TONIGHT: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Holland & Knight LLP | 31 West 52nd Street

Get to know fellow local alumnae for an early evening break with wine and cheese in a highly interactive and fairly informal session. Many thanks to Leisa Lundy L'93 for facilitating and to Holland & Knight LLP for their hospitality.  View the agenda here and  RSVP here.

Job Opportunities
Equal Rights Advocates (San Francisco, CA)
Equal Rights Advocates has transformed the law for hundreds of thousands of women and girls for over four decades, through impact litigation, advice and counseling, and policy reform.  For more details and information on the two jobs listed below, please on the job titles.

Huntingdon House (Huntingdon, PA)
Huntingdon House is a program dedicated to providing services to victims of domestic violence. For more details and information, please click on the job title below.

New York Lawyers For The Public Interest, Program Director - Health Justice Program (New York, NY)
For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at Penn Law (Philadelphia, PA)
For more details and information on the two jobs listed below, please on the job titles.

Multinational Pharmaceutical Company - name withheld, Senior Director (Latin America)
The attorney would be responsible for overseeing and managing the compliance function and legal affairs for Latin America.  The role will have a dual report to the General Counsel and Regional Head of Compliance.  The role has a large compliance component, comprising of approximately 60-70%, and legal being approximately 30-40%. 

The main requirements include:

  • JD degree with at least 10 years of relevant pharmaceutical industry experience, including 5 years focused on legal, regulatory and/or compliance matters
  • Knowledge of Latin American legal and compliance issues and FCPA requirements
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese

If interested, please contact Natalie Rosenberg, Esq. Senior Managing Director at Empire Search Partners, LLC at 212-688-9200 or

Urban Justice Center, Staff Attorney for the Peter Cicchino Youth Project (New York, NY)
For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

Long Island Housing Services, Staff Attorney (Bohemia, NY)
Two positions available for licensed New York State attorneys. For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

Lawyers Alliance, Program Associate for Pro Bono (New York, NY)
For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

Urban Justice Center, Benefits Advocate - Veteran Advocacy Project (New York, NY)
This is a one year position and ends on October 15, 2015. For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

Open Society Women's Rights Program, Program Officer (New York, NY)

Deadline: Friday, October 24
For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

Georgetown Law's Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (Washington, DC)
Deadline: November 14, 2014. For more information click here.

Alumnae Notes

LAS Alumni Award Winners (Engel L'83, Sellers L'79, and Whitmore L'08)
Penn Law and the Law Alumni Society will be honoring three of our fellow alumnae at a ceremony and reception next week, on Tuesday, 10/28 at 6:15pm at Penn Law. 

Read more about our outstanding alumnae honorees here.

Marcy Engel L'83 - Alumni Award of Merit, honoring professional achievement and service to the Law School

Patricia Viseur Sellers L'79 - The Louis H. Pollak Public Service Award, honoring a career of advancing justice through service to others

Charlotte Whitmore L'08, GED'08 - Young Alumni Award, honoring the professional achievement of an alumnus/a who has graduated within the past ten years

A full list of the evening's honorees, with detailed bios, can be found here.  To RSVP for the event, click here.

Jennifer Brandt L'94
Brandt, a Member of Cozen O'Connor's family law practice, was recently recognized as one of Main Line Today's "Power Women"

Read more here.

Rachel Ehrlich Albanese C'98 L'01
Many NYC attorneys have been engaging in pro bono work on behalf of unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally.  Alumna Ehrlich Albanese L'01, is one of them, and is quoted in a recent WSJ article, found here.

Anita Singh L'07
Singh, who previously worked at the White House on cybersecurity issues before serving as Acting Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff of the DOJ's National Security Division, has now been appointed the Chief of Staff and Counselor in the DOJ's National Security Division. 

Leila Vaughan L'06
Vaughan recently joined Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Philadelphia office as Senior Counsel.  A tax specialist, Vaughan's practice focuses on all aspects of tax planning, with particular emphasis on taxable and tax-free corporate and partnership transactions. Read more here.

In the News

The Women Tech Forgot (The New York Times 10/1/14)
It's no secret that people are often erased from the history of big-tech companies. But what may come as a surprise is the number of women who played a pivotal role but who are now forgotten.  Read more here.

Two Women Win Spots Atop Big Law Firms (Wall Street Journal 10/5/14)
The top leadership at many big U.S. law firms still resembles a boys club, but there are exceptions, as Jami Wintz McKeon takes the helm at Morgan Lewis and Therese Pritchard at Bryan Cave.  Read more here.

Meeting of the Minds: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dorit Beinisch, and Nina Totenberg (92 St. Y On Demand, 10/19/14)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch joined NPR's legal correspondent Nina Totenberg for a "meeting of the minds" as the two judicial stateswomen and pioneers reflect on their professional journeys, the role of the Supreme Court in a democracy, and challenges to the judiciary in the United States and Israel today.

During the interview, she mentioned her oft-heard response to the question frequently asked of her regarding how many females justices would be "enough.  Her response: " When there are nine.  For most of country's history, there were nine and they were all men.  Nobody thought that was strange."   Watch the interview in its entirety here.

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