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Femi Austin Participates in Panel Organized by the Advancement Initiative

On March 31, corporate counsel Femi Austin participated in a panel, “Beyond this Moment: Leadership & Success in the Law,” sponsored by the Advancement Initiative in celebration of Women’s History Month. The Advancement Initiative provides a forum for advancement techniques, networking and relationship-building focused on female lawyers of color positioned to be the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Femi joined Karen Hale, recently named Chief Legal Officer of Novartis; Kimberly Banks McKay, General Counsel at West Pharmaceutical Services; Sheea Sybblis, Associate General Counsel at Nestle Health Services; and Kim Crouch, Legal Counsel and International Lead, Privacy and Cybersecurity, General Motors. The panel was co-sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Executive Women of New Jersey.

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