About the Committee

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

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 Law Center’s issues;
  • Provide feedback and advice on these issues, as well as ways that the Law Center can build on its successes;
  • Network with dynamic industry leaders including the Law Center’s Board Members at bi-annual meetings and regional events;
  • Lead and participate in subcommittees to help support specific activities of the Law Center.

How to Join 

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

For more information on how to become a Leadership Advisory Committee Member, please contact Jennifer Bixler, Director of Corporate Engagement and External Affairs, 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

Member List (as of April 2019)

Anastasia Angelova
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Rebecca Arbogast
Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy
Comcast

Amal Bouchenaki
Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills

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

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

Ruth Calaman
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Evercore Partners

Alina E. Casner
Managing Director & Head of Markets Legal
BNY Mellon

Melinda Colón Cox
Partner
Parker Ibrahim & Berg

Sarah Devine
Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Karen Dunn
Partner
Boies Schiller & Flexner

Jessica Ellsworth
Partner
Hogan Lovells

Mariel Gerlt-Ferraro
Partner
Parker Ibrahim & Berg

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

Sarah D. Gordon
Partner
Steptoe & Johnson

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

Carl G. Hintmann
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Afaxys

Lynn Holley
Vice President, Compliance & Ethics
PepsiCo

Sue Huhta
Partner
Outten & Golden

Jennifer Hunter
Associate General Counsel
Service Employees International Union

Robin Jacobsohn
Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel
McKesson Corporation

Erin Johnston
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis

Nina Kanovitch
Associate
Holwell, Shuster & Goldberg

Debra S. Katz
Partner
Katz, Marshall & Banks

Erin Kelly
Medicare Counsel
Aetna

Tiffany M. King
Assistant General Counsel
Northrop Grumman

Carly A. Kligler
Of Counsel
León Cosgrove

Stephanie Kurteff
Healthcare General Counsel
Medicines360

Janice Logan
Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Jai Massari
Partner
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Hillary C. Mintz
Director of Administration
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Stacey Mitchell
Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Kate Mueting
DC Partner
Sanford Heisler Sharp

Natalie Fleming Nolen
Partner
Morrison & Foerster

Elizabeth Niemeyer
Partner
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Peggy Otum
Partner
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholar

Kathleen Palma
Senior Executive, International Trade Compliance
General Electric

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

Amanda Potter
Assistant Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel
AT&T

Pilar Ramos
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Mastercard

Devi M. Rao
Associate
Jenner & Block

Soo-Mi Rhee
Partner
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholar

Kimya Saied
Associate
O’Melveny & Myers

Courtney G. Saleski
Partner
DLA Piper

Kathleen M. Sanzo
Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Jamie A. Schafer
Associate
Richards, Kibbe & Orbe

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

Rabia Sheikh
Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs
Visa, Inc.

Debra Smilley-Weiner
Senior General Counsel
Raytheon

Charlotte H. Taylor
Associate
Jones Day

Priyanka Timblo
Associate
Holwell, Shuster & Goldberg

Jennifer Trock
Partner
Baker McKenzie

Stacey VanBelleghem
Partner
Latham & Watkins

Cindy Villanueva
Associate
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Akiko Yamahara
General Counsel
Citi Private Bank

Caroline Zalka
Partner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Rebecca Zelenka
Partner
Fried Frank