Butzel Long hosts the ABA Woman Advocate Committee’s Regional Roundtable and Networking Gathering on December 11



DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long’s Women’s Leadership Committee is the Michigan host for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Woman Advocate Committee’s Regional Networking Roundtable and Networking brown bag lunch program at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the firm’s offices in Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills and Detroit. Robin Luce Herrmann, attorney and shareholder, Butzel Long, is the Co-Chair of the Regional Networking Roundtable subcommittee.

All female attorneys are invited to attend the program to discuss gender issues in the profession.

Members of the Woman Advocate Commission and the ABA’s Pay Equity Task Force will discuss, “Closing the Gap: Steps to Achieve Gender Pay Equity in Law Firm Compensation.” The program is co-sponsored by the Mass Torts Committee and the Commission on Women in the Profession.

The conference call will feature a discussion by Roberta D. Liebenberg and Stephanie A. Scharf on specific strategies and solutions for addressing and eliminating long-standing pay disparity in compensation between male and female attorneys practicing in law firms.

Liebenberg is a senior partner at Fine Kaplan and Black in Philadelphia. She serves as the Chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession and was past Chair of the ABA Task Force on Gender Equity. In January 2013, she received the inaugural Chambers Women in Law Award for “Outstanding Contributions to Gender Diversity and Equality.”

Scharf, a founding partner of Scharf Banks Marmor LLC in Chicago, serves as a commissioner on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession and as Co-Chair of the Compensation Committee of the ABA’s Task Force on Gender Equality.

The program is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. However, reservations are required and can be emailed to the following Butzel Long host attorneys:

Ann Arbor, Mich.
Jennifer Dukarski

Butzel Long
301 East Liberty Street, Suite 500
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Debra Geroux

Butzel Long
150 West Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100
Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit, Mich.
Angela Emmerling Boufford
Butzel Long
Stoneridge West Bldg.
41000 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a full-service law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich. New York, NY and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc.,
(248) 353-3030, ext. 2114.

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