This committee examines issues related to gender fairness in the legal profession and develops programs that provide a forum for the discussion of issues related to gender fairness, including seminars and networking opportunities. The committee promotes awareness of these issues within the profession and encourages law firms and corporate legal departments to sign the “Gender Initiative Commitment Statement.”
The Gender Fairness Committee Event "Business Development for Women: How to Overcome Obstacles and Thrive" has been rescheduled due to health concerns. See the HBA web calendar for details.
Watch the Gender Fairness Committee's June 30, 2020 webinar on "Practical Tools and Information for Gender Equality in the Legal Profession"
Featuring Megan Mumford (Co-chair, Yale Law Women Gender Equity and Family Friendliness Report), Jason Ryan (General Counsel, CenterPoint Energy, a signatory company to the ABA’s Model Diversity Survey), Sandra Yamate (Board Member, National Association of Women Lawyers Survey on the Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms), and moderated by Rosa Walker (Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman LLP).
HBA members can watch this video for CLE credit. Click here to log in and watch.
Click here for the program agenda and speaker biographies. Click here for the Gender Fairness Toolkit.
Co-sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Blank Rome LLP, and KoonsFuller PC (made possible by Shareholder Taylor Toombs Imel).
Further resources for the Gender Fairness Implicit Bias Panel on November 28, 2018.
Read the HBA Gender Fairness Commitment Statement
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Armstrong Lee Savage LLP
*Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Wotring LLP
*Berg & Androphy
*Blank Rome LLP
Bush + Ramirez, PLLC
The Buzbee Law Firm
*Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC
*Cersonsky, Rosen & Garcia, P.C.
Clark Hill Strasburger
Copeland & Rice LLP
Daniels & Tredennick, LLP
Dentons US LLP
Edmonds and Cmaidalka, P.C.
Eversheds Sutherland US LLP
Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs
Fletcher Yoder, P.C.
*Fogler, Brar, Ford, O’Neil and Gray, L.L.P.
Galligan & Manning
The Gilbert Law Firm, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Harris County Attorney’s Office
Hartline Barger LLP
*Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C.
*Hogan Lovells US LLP
*Holmes Diggs & Sadler
*Horne Rota Moos LLP
Hughes Watters Askanase LLP
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Jenkins & Kamin LLP
*Johnson, Trent & Taylor, LLP
Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC
*Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
The Lanier Law Firm, P.C.
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
*Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
*Locke Lord LLP
MacIntyre McCulloch & Stanfield, L.L.P.
Madan Law PLLC
Mayer Brown LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
McDowell Hetherington LLP
Miller, Scamardi & Carrabba, P.C.
*Monty & Ramirez LLP
*Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC
Nathan Sommers Jacobs
*Nistico, Crouch & Kessler, P.C.
*Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
*Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Patterson + Sheridan, LLP
*Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittmann LLP
*Porter Hedges LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Rapp & Krock, PC
*Reed Smith LLP
Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Shell Oil Company
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P.
Sidley Austin LLP
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Susman Godfrey LLP
Thompson & Horton LLP
Thompson & Knight LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
*Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
White & Case LLP
*Winston & Strawn LLP
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Yetter Coleman LLP
Firms listed with an asterisk (*) signed the statement before March 1, 2019.
Gender Fairness Programs This Bar Year
In November 2019, Monica Blacker of BAX Advisors discussed self-promotion and the annual review process.
In February 2020, experienced attorneys and judges gathered to share wisdom with women HBA members licensed five years and under.
Kristin Kruse Lotz, Daniels & Tredennick
Marissa Marquez, Legacy Community Health Montrose Clinic
Emery Richards, Blank Rome LLP
Jason Beesinger, Joyce + McFarland LLP
Catherine Hounfodji, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Tiffany Larsen, Harris County District Attorney's Office
For more information on this committee, contact Tara Shockley at email@example.com or (713) 759-1133.