Rikleen Institute LLC

Succeeding as a Woman in the Legal Profession: Beyond the Scope of Emily Post

January 17, 2008
Boston Bar Association, New Lawyers Section

Join four of Boston's most talented and successful female attorneys as they discuss common mistakes and best practices for female attorneys in presenting themselves at the office, in court, and with clients. They will also discuss how to succeed both within your own office and in the greater legal community, challenges specific to female attorneys, and strategies for marketing in a male dominated legal world.


Lauren Stiller Rikleen: Lauren is a senior partner in the Real Estate and Environmental Law Group of Bowditch & Dewey and the Executive Director of the Bowditch Institute for Womens Success. She has a diverse environmental law practice emphasizing negotiation, enforcement and compliance issues. She is also an experienced mediator. Lauren is the author of Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Womens Success in the Law, a book about the institutional impediments to the retention and advancement of women in the legal profession. Lauren is a past President of the Boston Bar Association.

Marguerite Fletcher Ingram: Marguerite is a Senior Consultant at Verna Myers Consulting Group, a group that works with law firms to face the challenges of diversity and inclusion. Ms. Fletcher Ingram also has a solo law practice, in Newton, Massachusetts, which is focused on corporate and intellectual property law. Her primary clients are in the software, telecom and biotechnology areas. She has practiced law for over 16 years in corporate, international and intellectual property areas. Marguerite has practiced law as an associate at Hale and Dorr (now known as Wilmer Hale), and as a member of two corporate law departments, Lotus Development Corporation/IBM and Genuity, Inc.

Kathy Weinman: Kathy is a partner at Dwyer & Collora, LLP focusing on white collar criminal and other government enforcement investigations, prosecutions, and appeals. She defends individuals and corporations in numerous federal and state matters, including health care fraud, bank fraud, securities law violations, and government contracting fraud. Kathy has been a litigator for over 20 years. She began her law practice with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) in Washington, D.C. In addition to her role as a founding partner of Dwyer & Collora, Ms. Weinman is an active leader of the Boston Bar Association where she now serves as President-Elect and member of the Executive Committee and previously chaired the Criminal Law Section and the Membership and Nominating Committees.

Paula Andrews: Paula is a partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP and a member of the firm's Financial Transactions Practice Group. She has extensive experience in representing commercial borrowers and institutional senior and junior lenders in complex credit facilities for middle market companies. Her expertise includes all aspects of revolving credit and term loan secured and unsecured credit facilities, including syndicated secured domestic and international financings with cross-border structural and collateral issues, asset-based and cash flow financings and letters of credit. Paula is a trustee of the Boston Bar Foundation.