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Wendy Fleishman to Speak at PLI Women Lawyers in Leadership Program

Wendy Fleishman to Speak at PLI Women Lawyers in Leadership Program

Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman will be speaking at the Practising Law Institute’s “Women Lawyers in Leadership” seminar on January 26, 2018 at the PLI New York Center in New York City. As PLI describes the program, “Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.”

While equal numbers of women enter the legal profession, female lawyers still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions. This program will give women attorneys a chance to join informative conversation and hear from PLI’s panel of women who have successfully broken through. Topics include strategies for obtaining and maximizing lead or co-lead positions; strategies for overcoming unconscious bias; obtaining sponsorships and mentorships; planning career tracks; and leaning leadership techniques from both plaintiff and defense attorneys, among others.

Wendy will be speaking on the panel, “Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You’ve Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers,” which will address:

  • How to get appointed as lead counsel
  • What Judges look for when deciding leadership
  • Should women play the gender card?
  • Negotiation tips for women lawyers
  • How to be valued once you’re serving as lead counsel
  • Why do men get many of the prominent roles?

To learn more and attend the Women Lawyers in Leadership program, visit PLI online.

About Wendy Fleishman

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Wendy Fleishman is a passionate and experienced lawyer for the injured and the loved ones of those who died due to the wrongful misconduct of others. With more than thirty years of courtroom experience to draw upon, a large part of Wendy’s practice today consists of representing patients prescribed drugs with undisclosed and dangerous side effects or who received defective medical devices.

Ms. Fleishman has served in leadership roles in significant multidistrict litigation cases in federal and state courts involving pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and personal health products. These cases include: the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II Hip Implant Litigation, Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Litigation, Yaz and Yasmin LitigationDePuy Hip Implant LitigationMedtronic Sprint Fidelis Heart Lead, the Guidant Cardiac Defibrillator, the Ortho Evra Patch Litigation, and contaminated contact lens solution litigation against Bausch & Lomb and Abbott Medical Optics.