Women on the Move

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

- Location -
Larchmont Shore Club
One Oak Bluff Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538

Women on the Move 2014

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 A Networking Reception will follow the Program

4.0 MCLE Credits (1.0 Ethics)

As female attorneys we are asked to juggle our professional and personal lives often for less compensation than our male peers. This CLE program highlights practical skills that have helped other women attorneys successfully navigate the complicated world of negotiating their compensation in the income gender trap. Many women feel social pressures to refrain from asserting themselves in an overtly aggressive manner, yet fear that using softer language will cause them to be perceived as weak and diminish their worth. Learn the tools and tips recommended by a professional negotiator, including methods to evaluate your goals, language selection in negotiations, and other techniques women attorneys have developed to negotiate for themselves. A panel of respected attorneys, both male and female, will explore and debate various means of negotiating, such as in person, e-mail and telephonic, negotiating with the same or different gender, whether or not your style should be tailored to your audience, as well as the ethical issues that arise in the context of negotiating your worth. Join us for an afternoon of learning on how to start the discussion and project your best self-worth when representing yourself.

Who Should Attend: Attorneys engaged in all areas of practice will benefit from attending this program.

Keynote speaker: Victoria Pynchon, Esq., is the co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training. Author of two books on dispute resolution, Pynchon currently focuses on closing the wage and income gap for women as a consultant, trainer and speaker. She has been training lawyers and businesses persons at UCLA Anderson School of Management, USC Pepperdine School of Law and a host of corporate venues on her method of mutual benefit negotiation. 

Panel discussion:

Josephine Belli, partner, Goldberg Segalla, New York City.  Belli focuses her practice on regulated industries including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, food, wine and spirits.  Belli has had a diverse legal career practicing as a law clerk to a Supreme Court judge, an associate in a law firm specializing in international business, and as in-house counsel at a global manufacturer and marketer of drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and personal care products.  

Alan J. Harris, partner, Alan J. Harris, P.C., Pleasantville.  Harris focuses his practice on employment law; he advises employers and employees on discrimination matters, litigates employment cases, and negotiates employment contracts and severance packages. Before establishing his firm, Harris previously served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, as an in-house counsel for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and as a litigator in private practice.

Cara E. Greene, partner, Outten & Golden, New York City. Greene represents employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including executive and professional contracts and compensation.  She is Co-Chair of O&G's Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Group. She serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association and is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section (Employment Rights and Ethics and Professional Responsibilities Committees).

Deborah Scalise, partner, Scalise and Hamilton, Scarsdale. Scalise focuses her practice on the representation of professionals (lawyers and judges) in professional responsibility and ethics matters and white collar criminal matters. Scalise has held the positions of Deputy Attorney General in Charge of Public Advocacy for the Westchester Region, Deputy Chief Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department and as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County.

Program Agenda

12:30 p.m.                               Registration

1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.                Welcome and Introduction to the Program

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                Keynote Presentation

                                               (1.0 MCLE Credit)

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.                Employment Law & Salary Negotiation

                                              (1.0 MCLE Credits)

2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.                Ethics

                                             (1.0 MCLE Ethics Credits)

3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                Panel Discussion & Q&A

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                Networking Reception with Section Co-Sponsors