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The National Women’s Law Center’s Leadership Advisory Committee (LAC) is a high-level advisory committee of talented leaders designed to provide the Center with advice and support on critical issues that affect women and their families. Members of the committee are charged with assisting the Center in building on its success with an eye toward the future, while acting as goodwill ambassadors for the Center.

Membership Benefits 

Individual members of the committee have an opportunity to:

  • Engage with the policy challenges facing women and girls by receiving regular updates on the Center’s issues;
  • Provide feedback and advice on these issues, as well as ways that the Center can build on its successes;
  • Network with dynamic industry leaders including the Center’s Board Members at bi-annual meetings and regional events;
  • Lead and participate in subcommittees to help support specific activities of the Center;
  • Act as goodwill ambassadors for the Center and help shape the Center with an eye toward the future.

How to Join 

The Center selects LAC members primarily from eligible nominees who are employed by entities that provide significant annual support to the Center. LAC membership is renewed on an annual basis. Companies and law firms often consider the LAC an investment in the Center’s mission as well as an investment in their talented staff.

For more information on how to become a Leadership Advisory Committee Member, contact Jennifer Bixler, Senior Manager of Individual & Corporate Relations, at jbixler@nwlc.org or (202) 956-3085.

Member Testimonials

“Joining NWLC’s Leadership Advisory Committee has proved to be an incredibly valuable experience both personally and professionally. I am proud that my firm, Sidley Austin LLP, supports the Center’s work and that they have encouraged me to contribute meaningfully through this role.”

— Fiona Philip, Sidley Austin, LLP – Member since 2007

NWLC Leadership Advisory Committee

Allison Alcabasas
Partner
Herbert Smith FreehillsMeredith Allen
Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs
PG&E

Anastasia Angelova
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Rebecca Arbogast
Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy
Comcast

Robyn Baggetta
Associate
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Joanna I. Bratt
Managing Director & Associate General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jennifer Breen
Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Susanna M. Buergel
Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Ruth Calaman
Chief Compliance Officer & Vice President
Evercore Partners

Karen Carr
Partner
Arent Fox

Alina E. Casner
Managing Director & Senior Managing Counsel
BNY Mellon

Alanna Clair
Senior Managing Associate
Dentons

Melinda Colón Cox
Of Counsel
Parker Ibrahim & Berg

Sarah Devine
Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Karen Dunn
Partner
Boies Schiller & Flexner

Angés Dunogué
Partner
Shearman & Sterling

Rose Leda Ehler
Associate
Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP

Jessica Ellsworth
Partner
Hogan Lovells

Dena Feldman
Associate
Covington & Burling

Ann Fort
Partner
Eversheds Sutherland

Lisa French
Merck & Co.

 

Mariel Gerlt-Ferraro
Partner
Parker Ibrahim & Berg

Teresa J. Goldberg
Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase Bank

Sarah D. Gordon
Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Janet L. Henner
Partner
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

Jennifer Hunter
Associate General Counsel
SEIU

Debra S. Katz
Partner
Katz, Marshall & Banks

Tiffany M. King
Assistant General Counsel
Northrop Grumman

Carly A. Kligler
Associate
León Cosgrove, LLC

Becca D. Kline
Associate
WilmerHale

Jai Massari
Associate
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Gwen Mayes
Deputy Director/Advocacy Relations,
Women’s Healthcare,
Bayer HealthCare

Dorothy D. Mehta
Partner
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Donna Melby
Partner
Paul Hastings

Kristin Mikolaitis
Partner
Mayer Brown

Hillary C. Mintz
Director of Administration, DC
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Kate Mueting
Partner
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

Natalie Fleming Nolen
Partner
Morrison & Foerster

Louise Pentland
Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer
PayPal

Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard
Partner
Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Fiona A. Philip
Partner
Sidley Austin

Karyn Polak
Deputy General Counsel, Asset Management Group
PNC Financial Services

Devi M. Rao
Associate
Jenner & Block

Nikki Reeves
Partner
King & Spalding

Courtney G. Saleski
Partner
DLA Piper

Kathleen M. Sanzo*
Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
*Representing Agile Therapeutics

Jamie A. Schafer
Associate
Richards, Kibbe & Orbe

Marcie L. Schout
Shareholder
Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C.

Jodi J. Schwartz
Partner
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Rabia Sheikh
Vice President of Litigation, Competition & Regulatory Affairs
Visa

Debra Smiley-Weiner
Senior General Counsel, International Solutions
Raytheon

Elizabeth Solander
Associate
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Charlotte H. Taylor
Associate
Jones Day

Carmen Harper Thomas
Partner
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Stacey VanBelleghem
Partner
Latham & Watkins

Laura Waters
Associate
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Akiko Yamahara
General Counsel
Citi Private Bank

Caroline Zalka
Partner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Rebecca Zelenka
Partner
Fried Frank