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Paula Davis JD, MAPP, is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, a training and consulting firm that partners with law firms, corporate legal departments, and organizations to help them reduce burnout and build resilience at the team, leader, and organizational level.

Paula is the author of Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being & Resilience, which is about burnout prevention using a teams-based approach. It will be published by the Wharton School Press at the University of Pennsylvania on March 16, 2021. Her expertise has been featured in and on The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post and in many legal publications. Paula is also a contributor to Forbes, Fast Company and Psychology Today.

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Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz
Founding Shareholder
Brodsky Fotiu-Wojtowicz

Alaina is a founding shareholder of BFW.  Ms. Fotiu-Wojtowicz is an experienced trial lawyer and has tried cases in federal and state court. She has won numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts for her clients in both commercial and personal injury cases. She represents corporations, business entities, and individuals in a variety of complex commercial business disputes, and routinely represents individuals who have suffered life altering personal injuries.

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Laurie N. Robinson Haden
Founder, President and CEO
Corporate Counsel Women
of Color

Laurie Nicole Robinson Haden—an award winning lawyer and agent of change—truly personifies the 21st century business woman whose skills, passion and commitments are multi-faceted and the beneficiaries of her associations and accomplishments are many. Laurie is the founder, president and CEO of Corporate Counsel Women of Color, a non-profit professional organization, which she created in 2004 to advance women of color attorneys and to foster diversity in the legal profession. Mrs. Robinson Haden’s leadership and ability to galvanize has resulted in the growth of the organization’s membership from 10 members to over 4,500 members.

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Heather Clauson Haughian
Founder & Managing Partner
Culhane Meadows PLLC 

Heather Clauson Haughian is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Culhane Meadows, the largest national, full-service woman-owned law firm in the country (WBE) and member of NAMWOLF.  Ms. Haughian an international attorney with experience from both sides of the pond who counsels global clients through complex technology and IP  transactions as well as data security and privacy issues.

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 Debbie Epstein Henry

Founder, DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing
Executive Consultant, Axiom


Debbie is an expert, consultant, best-selling author and public speaker on careers, workplaces, women and law.  She is the founder of DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing and the co-founder of Bliss Lawyers, a company that employed high caliber attorneys to work on temporary engagements for in-house legal department and law firm clients.  In 2020, Bliss Lawyers was acquired by Axiom, the global leader in high-caliber, on demand legal talent, and Debbie now serves as their executive consultant.

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Beth Krewson
General Counsel

Beth is General Counsel at Innocoll.  She Has over 25 years of industry experience ranging across legal and compliance, technical operations, commercial, and government affairs.  Beth has served in leadership roles and increasingly senior legal and compliance roles, including as General Counsel and Compliance Officer for Churchill Pharmaceuticals and legal leadership positions within Incyte Corporation and Celgene Corporation.  She has also served in leadership positions with PhRMA, BIO and industry compliance coalitions.  Beth earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and JD from Suffolk University Law School.

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Nancy Lanard
Lanard & Associates 

Nancy Lanard is the founder and Senior Partner of Lanard and Associates, P.C., a six-attorney, all female, nationwide franchise law firm representing prospective and existing franchisees nationwide.  The firm has been recognized by US News & World Report as a Best Law Firm for franchise law and Nancy has received their Best Lawyer award, an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbel, a Legal Eagle award by Franchise Times for over 13 consecutive years, a Pennsylvania Bar Association Women In The Profession award for promoting women attorneys, along with many other awards.  

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 Roberta "Bobbi" Liebenberg
Fine Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.
The RED BEE Group

Roberta (Bobbi”) Liebenberg, a partner at Fine, Kaplan and Black in Philadelphia, focuses her practice on antitrust, complex commercial litigation, and class actions. She is also a principal of The Red Bee Group, a women-owned consulting group that focuses on helping legal employers to use data driven solutions to attain diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives. Ms. Liebenberg has chaired numerous organizations devoted to gender equality in the profession, including the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, the ABA Gender Equity Task Force, the ABA Presidential Initiative on Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law, DirectWomen (the only organization devoted to increasing the number of women attorneys on corporate boards), the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations’ respective committees on women in the profession, and the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness. She is one of the country’s leading authorities on advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and has written and spoken extensively on these issues.

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Nancy J. Mertzel
Mertzel Law PLLC

Nancy is the founder of Mertzel Law PLLC, a woman-owned, LGBT certified intellectual property boutique based in New York City. Nancy has more than 25 years' experience handling technology, copyright, trademark and related intellectual property counseling and litigation matters for clients across a wide variety of industries, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. 


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  Shira Katz Scanlon
Martine, Katz, Scanlon & Schimmel, P.A

Shira has been exclusively practicing all areas of Matrimonial Law since 2010; she founded Martine, Katz Scanlon & Schimmel, P.A. in December, 2012, serving South Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area. Shira earned her Juris Doctor from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University in May, 2009, where she graduated magna cum laude as a member of the inaugural class.


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 Stephanie Scharf
Scharf Banks Marmor LLC Principal

The RED BEE Group


Stephanie A. Scharf represents corporate clients and government entities in litigation and  arbitration in a wide range of commercial disputes, class action defense, product liability and mass tort defense, insurance coverage for corporate policyholders, and employment litigation. 

Stephanie is one of the nation's leading lawyers for the advancement of women in the profession. She was Chair of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession (2017-2020). She also co-chairs the ABA Presidential Initiative, Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in the Law; and is a member of the Advisory Board of DirectWomen; and a former President of the National Association of Women Lawyers (2004- 2005). She was Special Advisor to the  2015-2016 American Bar Association's Presidential Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.

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Ivy Slater
Slater Success

Ivy Slater is a professionally certified business coach, speaker, best selling author and podcast host. After owning and operating a 7-figure printing business, having been in the industry for 20 years, she started Slater Success, which focuses on developing great leaders and facilitating business growth and expansion. Ivy holds masterminds, retreats and round tables with her private client base and corporate training on communication and strategic planning. She speaks nationwide on the topics of leadership, sustainable growth, relationships and sales. 

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Ariana J. Tadler
Founder & Managing Partner
Tadler Law LLP
Founding Principal and Business Development
Meta-e Discovery LLC


ARIANA J. TADLER is the founding partner of Tadler Law LLP, a WBENC-certified, women-owned boutique law firm handling complex litigation on behalf of businesses, consumers, and investors. Ariana has 28+ years’ experience litigating and managing securities, consumer and data breach class actions and complex litigation. She is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on electronic discovery and the only plaintiffs’ lawyer to be ranked repeatedly as a Band 1 e-Discovery Practitioner by Chambers and Partners in the Global-USA and USA-Nationwide categories, an unprecedented achievement. In 2017, she was appointed by United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts to serve on the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee; now serving in her second term, Ariana currently serves on the Social Security, multidistrict litigation (MDL), and Discovery subcommittees.

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Jessica Shpall Rosen Partner
Greewald Doherty, LLP

Named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine, New York Metro, 2020, and previously, a “Rising Star,” Southern California and New York Metro; Breaking Education Barriers Pro Bono Award, Learning Rights Law Center (2011)

Jessica Shpall Rosen regularly advises employers on a range of employment and personnel management issues, in addition to her litigation practice. She also provides management training on a variety of employment-related subjects, including sexual harassment prevention. As a former Spanish translator and interpreter, Jessica uses her language skills to conduct interviews and trainings in Spanish.


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Jennefer Witter, CEO/Founder
The Boreland Group Inc.

Jennefer Witter is the chief executive officer and founder of The Boreland Group Inc., an 18 year old boutique public relations firm headquartered in New York City. The agency specializes corporate communications, with a focus on women-led and minority owned businesses as well as grassroots non-profits. It was selected by TheStreet.com as one of five national, black owned businesses “making a  buzz”. Jennefer was named one of the nation’s “10 most successful black CEOS and entrepreneurs” by MadameNoire Magazine,and her company was recognized as one of 12 black-owned businesses to be “loved by its community and beyond” by ThriveGlobal 

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 Colleen Vallen
Forensic Services Practice Leader
J.A. Montgomery Consulting

Colleen Vallen has over 25 years of forensic accounting experience and is an expert in her field. Prior to joining J.A. Montgomery Consulting, she worked for a top 25 public accounting firm and served for a period as the practice leader for forensic services. She is highly experienced in the analysis and review of financial information. Other duties included planning and management of engagements, financial investigation and analyses, expert report preparation, assistance with discovery and expert testimony. She has successfully assisted clients in bringing claims to resolution
including catastrophic property claims and complex losses such as
cyber and crime claims.

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