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Examining the Gender Gap in Litigation and Compliance

1h 4m

Created on February 28, 2019



Gender inequality is still rife in the legal profession. Female students comprise almost 50% of law school enrollment, yet, women account for only 25% of law firm non-equity partners and 16% of equity partners. Female underrepresentation is also pronounced in the courtroom, FINRA arbitration forum, general counsel positions, and among the expert witness and mediator ranks. This course will address this gender disparity, explore the reasons for it, and discuss ways in which we can work to close the gap.

Join Angela Turiano and Matthew Plant for a discussion of these issues. Ms. Turiano and Mr. Plant are both New York City-based Principals at Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.  Ms. Turiano focuses her practice in securities litigation and regulatory matters as well as employment law. She also serves as the website editor for the Women's Advocate Committee of the American Bar Association. Mr. Plant focuses his practice in securities litigation and regulatory matters, and further specializes in counseling clients in all aspects of the eDiscovery process. Mr. Plant also serves as the co-chair of his firm's eDiscovery Committee.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the gender gap that exists in the legal profession
  2. Familiarize yourself with the reasons why women are underrepresented in key roles
  3. Identify how to help improve female representation in order to close the gender gap
  4. Become familiar with the best practices for gender diversity

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