Thank you for coming and thank you to all the members of Columbia Law Women’s Association and thank you to our sponsor, Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman. Today, we are very proud to have such preeminent leaders in the legal profession to come to us. Their achievements have shown and have proven that women are indeed taking the lead in law and law firms. But how did they get to where they are today? That requires some insight, very interesting insight. The first half of our session will be the presentations by the six speakers. The rest of the time will be open to the students. For more information on their backgrounds, please read their brochures and let me just give you brief introductions of our guests.
In alphabetical order, we have Dana Freyer. She is head of the Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution and Corporate Compliance Program practice at Skadden. She is recognized as a leader in dispute resolution and international arbitration. She has been named one of the top fifty women litigators in America by the National Law Journal. Marcia Goldstein. She is a senior partner at Weil Gotshal and co-chair of the Business Finance and Restructuring Department. She has been named in numerous publications of best lawyers in the restructuring and bankruptcy area.