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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Fireside Chat: Pursuing Careers After Law

Start Date: 4/4/2019 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 4/4/2019 8:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: White & Case LLP

701 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC  United States  20005

Online Registration is now closed, you can register onsite at the event.

Presented by: More Than an Attorney and Tax and Business Law Forum

Lauren Francis-Sharma, Author
Heather Horton, CEO/Founder, H-Squared Group, LLC
Yael Krigman, Owner, Baked by Yael

Kandis Gibson, Senior Associate, Foster, Murphy, Altman & Nickel, PC

The Fireside Chat Networking Series was designed to highlight women around the country who play significant roles in the legal community.  This special chat will explore the career paths of three women who chose to leave the practice of law to explore their passions and create a career that has meaning to them. We will look at the process they took, the challenges they faced, and the rewards they have reaped.

Advanced Registration Cost:
Members $15
Non-Members $20
Student Members $5

Members $20
Non-Members $25
Student Members $10

Lauren Francis-Sharma was born in New York City but became the woman she is today in Baltimore, Maryland. Lauren is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan Law School. She practiced law in the New York Office of the famed Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She began earnestly writing stories while also feeding pages into a fax machine. After moving to Washington, D.C., Lauren continued her work as an attorney for some years before giving what was left of herself to both raising her two children and starting the draft of her first novel ‘Til the Well Runs Dry

Heather D. Horton is the CEO/Founder of The H-Squared Group, LLC, a location independent grief recovery coaching practice.  She is a Certified From Grief to Gratitude™ Coach, Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist™ and Certified Professional Diversity Coach.  She helps high-achieving professional women heal their hearts and stop feeling powerless in their personal relationships. Heather practiced as a Tax Attorney/Manager with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel almost 14 years before starting her business. She is a native of Baton Rouge, LA, currently residing in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Southern University, LSU Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center. Heather currently serves as co-chair of the WBA Tax & Business Committee.

Yael Krigman is a recovering attorney and the owner of Baked by Yael. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Fulbright Scholar in Spain. Yael earned her J.D. from George Washington University in 2009.
Yael began baking as a way to relieve stress during law school. She worked for eight years at White & Case LLP, leaving her position as an international trade attorney to pursue baking full-time. In 2015, Baked by Yael’s first brick-and-mortar location opened across from the National Zoo.

Baked by Yael is known for hand-rolled and boiled bagels, award-winning 
cakepops, delicious and hard-to-find black & white cookies, and rugelach, as well as scrumptious raspberry bars and chocolate chip cookie bars. All products are made at Baked by Yael’s nut-free and kosher bakery across from the National Zoo and include gluten-free and vegan options.

Learn more about Baked by Yael at www.BestCakepopEver.com and connect with the bakery on Facebook (facebook.com/bakedbyyael), Twitter (@bakedbyyael), and Instagram (@bakedbyyael). 

There will be light appetizers and drinks.

Refunds can only be processed for cancellations received more than two business days prior to the event.

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 4/3/2019 12:00 PM

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