Women in IP

Women in IP - Women in the Courtroom

Jones Day
500 Grant Street, Suite 4500
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Live Event
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST), Registration
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST), Program
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EST), Reception

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Program Summary - Women in the Courtroom
Recent studies reveal what we already know: Women are far less likely than men to serve as lead counsel on major matters and at trial. What progress have we made, and how can we better level this playing field? In this program, you will hear perspectives from the court, in-house counsel, and lead women trial lawyers on recent trial experiences, why the statistics have been slow to change, and what the profession can and should be doing to move the needle.


  • The Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, Western District of Pennsylvania, District Judge, United States District Court
  • Janet Lee, General Counsel, ANSYS
  • Geovette Washington, Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer, University of Pittsburgh
  • Meredith M. Wilkes, Partner, Jones Day, Cleveland
  • Tracy A. Stitt, Partner, Jones Day, Washington

CLE Information
This program has been approved for 1.00 hour of general credit for the live/in-person program as well as the simultaneous/in-person webcast by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. This program has also been approved for 1.00 hour of elimination of bias credit by the State Bar of California and 1.00 hour of diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias credit (nontransitional credit only) by the New York State CLE Board. Jones Day is a Pennsylvania CLE Board accredited provider, a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider, and an accredited provider in New York. Ohio and Pennsylvania credit is not available for the online participants. Application for CLE credit in other states will be made as needed.

To register for either the live event or the webinar, please fill out the appropriate registration form. Please RSVP by Monday, December 3, 2018.

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