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Examining the Gender Gap in Litigation and Compliance – Update in the Aftermath of COVID

1h 1m

Created on June 28, 2021

Intermediate

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$99

Overview

Gender inequality is still rife in the legal profession, with female underrepresentation even more pronounced in the courtroom, FINRA arbitration forum, general counsel positions, and among the expert witness and mediator ranks. This course will discuss these gender disparity issues, including the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and gender equality, and explore potential solutions.  

Join Angela Turiano and Matthew Plant for a discussion of these issues.  Ms. Turiano is a New York City-based Principal 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 is a Partner at Lax & Neville LLP.  Mr. Plant focuses his practice on representing retail customers in securities litigation as well as registered representatives in employment, securities litigation, and regulatory matters.


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Examine the gender gap that exists in the legal profession and any progress or setbacks since 2019

  2. Review the ramifications of the pandemic on women in the legal profession (and overall), both positive and negative

  3. Familiarize yourself with the reasons why women are underrepresented in key roles and whether there have been any recent improvements.

  4. Identify ways to help improve female representation in order to close the gender gap

  5. Recognize the best practices for gender diversity while maintaining top talent


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