Founders of the Lead Counsel Summit, including Fenwick
partner Saina Shamilov, were recently interviewed by Reuters on their
initiative that aims to address the lack of women in lead trial counsel
positions within Big Law.
The uniqueness of the Lead Counsel Summit lies in the
collaboration of competitive lawyers working together to solve this issue. This
group of leading women in the intellectual property space are pooling their
expertise and experience to provide training on both substantive legal skills
and leadership qualities necessary for lead counsel roles. The summit will
cover topics such as business development, in-court presentations, attire, and
authenticity. It also incorporates feedback sessions from jury consultants,
professional coaches, in-house counsel, and retired federal judges.
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