Women’s Initiative: Meet The Women Who Lead Practices at Meyers Nave
Meyers Nave is proud of our demonstrated commitment to recruit, train, mentor and advance women attorneys throughout our firm. For example, half of Meyers Nave attorneys are women, nine practice groups are led by women, one of three executive committee members is a woman, two of four attorneys elevated to Principal since 2018 are women, four of our six Diversity Fellowship Program participants are women, and Law360 highlighted our commitment to diversity as a key to our merger with the Brown Law Group, a prominent woman- and minority-owned law firm. (“Diversity Is Key In Calif. Boutique Merger With Meyers Nave,” Law360, 9/3/2020). On February 1, 2021, the San Diego Business Journal featured Principal Janice Brown in an article titled “Encouragement Changes Lives: Celebrating Black Entrepreneurship.”
Meet Our Women Leaders
To help introduce the women listed below who lead practice groups at Meyers Nave, we created a Meet Our Women Leaders flyer that briefly describes each attorney’s areas of expertise and includes a quote from a woman leader who inspires each Meyers Nave attorney.
- Brenda Aguilar-Guerrero – Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation Practice
- Julia Bond – Writs & Appeals Practice
- Stephanie M. Downs – Economic Development, Real Estate & Housing Practice
- Deborah J. Fox – First Amendment Practice, Trial & Litigation Practice, Crisis Management Practice (“Top 100 Lawyers in California,” Daily Journal, 2020)
- Nancy E. Harris – Commercial Litigation Practice
- Camille Hamilton Pating – Labor & Employment Practice, Workplace Investigations Practice (“Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California,” Daily Journal, 2020)
Sharing Their Advice and Experience
Meyers Nave proudly served as a Gold Sponsor of the Daily Journal’s inaugural Women Leadership in Law conferences held in San Francisco and Los Angeles which brought together women who are leading all sectors of the legal profession, including in-house law departments, law firms and the judiciary. To share their personal experiences and professional insight for women litigators, Deborah Fox, Chair of our First Amendment Practice, Trial & Litigation Practice and Crisis Management Practice, spoke at the Los Angeles event and Nancy Harris, Chair of our Commercial Litigation Practice, spoke at the San Francisco event.
Other prominent presentations about women in the legal profession include Brenda Aguilar-Guerrero, Chair of our Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation Practice, who spoke about “Pathways to Partnership” at a California Women Lawyers conference as well as the Women’s Leadership Summit for the Municipal Management Association. Brenda also participated on the “Battling Bias” discussion panel at the Women In Law Series hosted by the Alameda County Bar Association and Women Lawyers of Alameda County and spoke about “Career Advancement Obstacles and Opportunities” at a Women Lawyers’ Retreat sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Alameda County, Contra Costa Bar Association’s Women’s Section, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and California Women Lawyers.
Camille Hamilton Pating, Chair of our Labor & Employment Practice and Workplace Investigations Practice, participated on the panel discussing “Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome” at the Women of Color Forum at the California Minority Counsel Program’s Business Conference. Camille also participated on a panel discussing “Organizational Transformation: A Conversation on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” for the Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment.
For more information about Meyers Nave’s Women’s Initiative, please contact the women listed above. Additional information is also available on our Women’s Initiative page.