PLI's Women Lawyers in Leadership 2022

PLI New York
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

and via webinar

9:00 am - 4:45 pm ET

Joan McKown, a partner in our Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice, will participate in a panel discussion on "Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers" during PLI's "Women Lawyers in Leadership 2022" event on September 14.

Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions. Additionally, women attorneys frequently face unique institutional hurdles. PLI's informative conversation will feature attorneys who have successfully broken through the glass ceiling. This program will benefit women attorneys striving for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge.


  • Strategies for women lawyers to obtain and excel in lead or co-lead counsel positions
  • Important research findings related to “non-promotable” tasks and gender-related issues in performance reviews
  • Tips and tactics to address common issues faced by women in the legal field
  • Practice tips for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
  • Specific issues affecting women of color in the law and strategies to attenuate them
  • Ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
  • Opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
  • Unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
  • Leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys, government attorneys, and in-house counsel


Registration for this event is required. For CLE credit information and to register, visit the PLI website.