Mayer Brown and the ABA Journal co-hosted an important panel discussion on the challenges faced by law firms and corporate legal departments in retaining women lawyers. The discussion, which was led by Moderator Arin N. Reeves, President of Nextions LLC, featured these distinguished guests:

  • Lisa Ferri, Mayer Brown Partner and Co-chair of the firm's global Women's Leadership Committee
  • Adrienne Gonzalez, Senior Counsel in Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Litigation and Government Investigations Group
  • Gabrielle Lyse Brown, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, New York City Bar Association
  • Nate Saint-Victor, Executive Director in the Legal and Compliance Division of Morgan Stanley

 Complete Program

For excerpted remarks by Mayer Brown partner Lisa Ferri, please see below.

What are Some of the Key Differences Between Men and Women in Big Law?

The Rooney Rule and Hackathons: What's the Connection to Big Law?

Why do Women Lawyers Leave Big Law?