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Recruitment | Advancement | Retention  Around the Firm

                                       Katten Hosts Diverse Attorney                          Supporting Women’s
                                       Leadership Summit in Chicago                           Student Groups

                                       In November, partner and Chief Diversity Officer               bby Feinman, head of Katten’s Los Angeles
                                            Leslie Minier hosted the firm’s Diverse Attorney           Trusts and Estates practice and a member of
                                            Leadership Summit in Chicago. Katten’s diverse
                                       attorneys at all levels attended, including our 2017               the firm’s Executive Committee and Board
                                       returning diverse 2L summer associates, incoming       of Directors, serves as a member of the Trustees’
                                       summer associates and first year associates. The       Council of Penn Women (TCPW) at her alma
                                       summit was a tremendous success as it provided         mater, the University of Pennsylvania. The council
                                       our diverse attorneys with access to leadership and    supports, fosters and promotes the advancement
                                       knowledge, empowering them to take charge of           of women and women’s issues in partnership with
                                       their careers.                                         the university. As part of TCPW’s Student Life
                                                                                              Committee for the past two years, Abby and other
                                       Throughout the two-day summit, there were panel        international Penn alumnae provide financial and
                                       discussions on various topics such as Katten’s         mentoring support for various women’s student
                                       sponsorship program—a program through which            groups on campus, which have included those
                                       we pair diverse lawyers with senior partners who       focused on academic and professional advancement,
                                       take personal responsibility for the attorney’s        cultural expression, and women’s political leadership.
                                       development and career opportunities. Also             “I’m incredibly proud to be working alongside such
                                       discussed was the criteria taken into consideration    intelligent, successful women on the Council,” Abby
                                       when evaluating advancement of lawyers to              shared. “This connection to a community of like-
                                       partnership and beyond with members of the firm’s      minded peers that I greatly respect is incredibly
                                       Income and Capital Partner Promotion Committees        important to me, and the work we do in support of
                                       and Compensation Committee. In addition, there         other Penn women, whom we believe are the leaders
                                       was a mock pitch session with Katten partners and      of tomorrow, is equally as rewarding.”
                                       in-house counsel from leading companies such
                                       as McDonald’s Corporation, GE Transportation,                                                       Ranked one of the
                                       National Express, Morton Salt, MetLife and Lockheed                                  “Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers
                                       Martin Investment Management Company to help
                                       demonstrate the key techniques and critical points                                         “50 Best Law Firms for Women”
                                       that should be followed to increase the chance of                                          every year since the list was first
                                       winning business. Other workshops during the
                                       summit included tools for branding, networking and                                                   compiled in 2007
                                       business development, providing further resources
                                       for our diverse attorneys to grow their careers at

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