Climbing the Legal Ladder: Navigating A Path To Career Success For Women Lawyers In the Bay Area

Shared Stories of Success In Law From Fellow UChicago Bay Area Alumnae

Cost: Free
Register by completing the RSVP form on the right side of this page.

Event Agenda:
5:00 - 5:30pm  - Networking and Registration
5:30 - 6:30pm  - Program
6:30 - 7:00pm  - Coctails

Please join The University of Chicago Alumni Law Society (ALS), and Sidley Austin LLP, for a networking event and panel discussion showcasing several high-profile female attorneys from different industries in the Bay Area.
Together, these accomplished attorneys will discuss concepts of leadership, success, and career development within their legal functions.


Michele Blay, JD’ 95, Director of Attorney Recruiting, Sedgwick LLP [Bio]

Sheila Armbrust, JD'08 (Harvard) Assistant United States Attorney [Bio]
Stacy Chen, JD ’08, Lead IP Counsel, Facebook [Bio]
Hae-Won Min Liao, JD ’01, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP [Bio]
Wendy Wu, JD ’01, Senior Counsel, Google [Bio]
TBA, Assistant U.S. Attorney [Bio]

Our esteemed panelists will share their insights on how they reached their current positions as they navigated firm, in-house, and government life. They will address the obstacles they have encountered and eventually overcame as they progressed in their legal careers, including the following questions:


•What top three legal skills should attorneys develop in preparation for career success in increasingly competitive and demanding business and legal environments?

•What strategies should attorneys adopt to aid their transition in helping them move upwards or laterally ("up" or "across”) the legal industry?

•What strategies can female attorneys undertake in building stronger bridges with other female attorneys while charting a path to career success? What specific tactics can female attorneys employ to “pay it forward?”

This event is fully sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP, San Francisco Office

Event Contact
Ahsan Shaikh J.D. '05
650 815 7400650 815 7400
Staff Liaison
Lucie Sandel