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Gender and Diversity: How can YOU benefit from knowing the law?

  • 14 Jan 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • The law offices of Epstein, Becker, Green - 250 Park Avenue - 14th Floor - New York, New York

Gender and Diversity: How can YOU benefit from knowing the law?

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Please join Harvard Business School Women’s Association and Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance as we hear from a panel of experts on employment law, gender and diversity.  Questions they will address include:

·         Which groups are included under the protected areas of discrimination and what are the new laws you should know?

·         What are the most important issues facing corporations, both during the hiring process and when developing and promoting women within their organizations?

·         What do women in middle and senior management need to know to enhance and develop their status within their corporation?

·         What options are available to women when they hit the “glass ceiling”?

·         What programs and initiatives can corporations develop to insure they are standing out from the crowd on these issues?




Register as soon as possible, because capacity is limited and you won’t want to miss this valuable information. We thank Epstein, Becker and Green for hosting our breakfast so that all registration fees can be applied to the HBS Scholarship Fund.

Event details:

8:00-8:30am: Registration, breakfast and networking

8:30-9:30 am: Panel presentation and Q&A

9:30-10:00 am: Breakfast and networking


Organized by:    Madelyn Miller, Chair of HBSWANY, HBS Class of ‘83, and Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Securities

We are lucky to have a fabulous panel of expert professionals.  Please see the speakers and their profiles:

The panel will be moderated by Kenneth G. Standard, who is a former Member of Epstein Becker & Green (EBG) in the labor and employment practice, but now is Of Counsel. In addition to his service as a Member of the firm, Standard formerly served as General Counsel to the firm and formerly headed EBG’s National Diversity and Professional Development Committee that includes members from each of its 11 offices nationwide. He is a past president of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), the largest voluntary state bar association in the country and past president of the Harvard Club of New York City. Mr. Standard is co-chair of the NYS Bar Association Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.  He is also a former member of the ABA Board of Governors and has chaired a number of committees at the ABA, NYC Bar Association and NYS Bar Association.  He is a frequent speaker on Continuing Legal Education panels, as well as on Diversity and other subjects both in the U.S. and abroad. Ken Standard earned his undergraduate and law degree from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, respectively. He also earned an LL.M. from New York University School of Law.

The three panelists are as follows:

Susan Gross Sholinsky is a Member of Epstein Becker & Green in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. She counsels clients practically, with an eye toward reducing employment-related claims. She advises employers in all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions. Ms. Sholinsky develops and audits employers’ policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable law and best practices. She also trains employees and managers on a variety of topics and counsels employers (including multinational employers) on employee discipline, leaves of absence, accommodation requests, and the drafting of various types of employment-related agreements. Additionally, Ms. Sholinsky performs company-wide audits and investigations. Ms. Sholinsky serves on the adjunct faculty of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she teaches courses concerning human resources and the law. She also frequently speaks at events and webinars on employment law topics and authors numerous publications on employment law issues. Ms. Sholinsky is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Professional Development and Labor & Employment Steering Committees, and is co-head of the firm’s Retail Initiative. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. Ms. Sholinsky is also comanager and lefty second baseman on the firm’s softball team, the EBG Bees.  Ms. Sholinsky earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

Tiffany Ma is a New York and Massachusetts licensed attorney specializing in the field of labor and employment law. Ms. Ma practices at Young & Ma LLP which is an employment, corporate, civil and commercial litigation law firm focusing primarily on servicing employees in large financial institutions and companies, and small businesses. Prior to Young & Ma, she practiced in major national and international law firms such as Morrison & Foerster LLP and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Ms. Ma regularly appears in the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; the United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; New York Supreme Court; the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; New York State Department of Human Rights; and New York City Commission of Human Rights. She represents many highly sophisticated and well educated minorities and women in her practice. She co-organizes a 6000+ group called New York Asian Professionals Meetup helping Asian and Asian American professionals in networking, recruiting, career advancement, and socializing. Ms. Ma received her B.A. magna cum laude from Boston University through the University Professors Program and her law degree from Boston University School of Law.

Patricia David is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Diversity for JP Morgan Chase.  She is responsible for developing and implementing a diversity strategy for the organization in line with the business strategy.  She is responsible for working with key business partners to design, implement, track and report on the ROI of various diversity initiatives.  She leads the firms JP Morgan Chase Diversity Council in collaboration with key business leaders.  She is also responsible for communicating diversity efforts within the organization through various means.  She also has responsibility for working with the HR community to implement Affirmative Action plans and ensure compliance.  She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC).  She serves on the advisory board to Fordham University Gabelli School of Business.  She is on the advisory panel for Talking Talent, an organization specializing in maternity transition coaching to retain, engage, and progress key female talent and a member of the YWCA-NYC Development & Fundraising Committee Meeting.  Born in Birmingham, England, Ms. David received a B.S. in Finance and Economics with a minor in Accounting from Fordham University in 1981.




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