October 2015 

Managing Partner Jennifer Ries-Buntain Participated in WBAI Managing Partners Roundtable Discussion

On October 14, 2015, HPS's Managing Partner, Jennifer Ries-Buntain, participated in the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’ (WBAI) Managing Partners Roundtable Discussion at the John Marshall Law School. The panel consisted of twelve female managing parnters from the Chicago area and was attended by a diverse group of law students, practicing attorneys and judges.

Throughout the discussion, Jennifer spoke about effective networking techniques and methods for generating business. Other topics discussed included: overcoming obstacles that women can face in the legal community, firm leadership, and mentorship.

Other managing partners in attendance included: Amy Manning (McGuireWoods LLP), Jane McFetridge (Jackson Lewis P.C.), Debbie Riley (Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.), Kathleen McDonough (Segal McCambridge), Eileen Bower (Troutman Sanders LLP), Lydia Kelley (McDermott Will & Emery LLP), Christina Martini (DLA Piper LLP), Melissa Widen (Goldman Ismail), Jennifer Kenedy (Locke Lord LLP), Nicole Auerbach (Valorem Law Group), and Lynn Murray (Shook, Hardy & Bacon).