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Taking a look inside: A panel discussion with four terrific women who have served as in-house counsel and corporate officers in established and emerging industries as well as in the public sector.

Come join us for what promises to be a candid and thought-provoking conversation about gender dynamics on the job for those who decide to go "in-house."


Betty Francisco - Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Millennium Partners Sports Club Management, LLC (a/k/a Sports Club LA)
Harriet Gould - Former Vice President Employee Relations, The Boston Globe
Deidre Heatwole - General Counsel, University of Massachusetts
Ellen W. Schmidt - Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, iBasis, Inc.

Event Information:

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2011
Location: Burns & Levinson, 125 Summer Street (8th Floor), Boston, MA
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

*Formal invitation to follow.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Chrisana Watson.

Initiated by women partners at the firm, the Burns & Levinson Women’s Forum is designed to offer a place for conversation among experienced women lawyers on topics of importance to our profession and our engagement in the community. Attendance at the Forum is by invitation only.

Upcoming Events / Tentative Topics:

Spring 2012 - Politics and media discussion

Past Events:

September 13, 2011 - "Gertner unplugged: A discussion of gender dynamics in the courtroom," Judge Nancy Gertner
June 14, 2011 - "Women Attorneys and the Invisible Glass Ceiling," Justice Fernande Duffly

Burns & Levinson Women Partners

Laura L. Carroll, Lisa M. Cukier, Frances Allou Gershwin, Evelyn A. Haralampu, Renee Inomata, Robin M. Lynch Nardone, Dr. Ronda P. Moore, Leslie B. Muldowney, Christina M. Murray, Deborah J. Peckham, Susan E. Stenger, Laura R. Studen, Nancy R. Van Tine and Ellen J. Zucker

Burns & Levinson is a full-service law firm with more than 125 attorneys based in Boston, with additional offices in Providence and New York, as well as in the Merrimack Valley/North Shore, Metrowest and South Shore areas of Massachusetts. The firm has grown steadily and strategically throughout the years and has become a premier law firm with regional, national and international clientele. The firm has expertise in corporate law, finance, venture capital, private equity, tax, bankruptcy, lending and leasing, real estate, business litigation, government investigations and white collar crime defense, intellectual property and a large private client group, including estate planning, probate and trust litigation, divorce and other family law issues. In addition, the firm has a wholly owned subsidiary office in Montreal, Quebec, to service its Canadian clients. For more information, visit Burns & Levinson at