November 02, 2017
of the American Bar Association, Hilarie Bass, will visit Tulane Law School to address
Tulane and Loyola Law students Thurs., Nov. 9, and discuss the importance of
leadership in legal practice.
Bass will speak
from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in Room 110 on “Engaged Leadership as a Lawyer: A
Q&A with ABA President Hilarie Bass.”
A co-president of the global law firm Greenberg Traurig and one of the
most respected women lawyers in the U.S., Bass leads the world’s largest
professional organization with more than 400,000 members.
prolific trial attorney in the area of securities, has represented high-profile
corporate clients in jury and non-jury trials, settled more than 100 cases and
numerous appeals in a career that spans 30 years. Also, she is widely respected
for her pro bono work on behalf of two foster children that led to the end of
Florida’s 20-year-old ban on adoption by gay and lesbian parents.
Traurig, she was part of the firm’s executive committee, and served an eight-year
term as national chair of its 600-member litigation department. She is the
founder and former chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative.
mentored young lawyers for years and has supported the ABA’s mission since she
became an attorney. She has lectured
extensively on rules of procedure and evidence, expert testimony, creditors'
rights and foreclosure issues, rainmaking, professionalism, and women lawyer
Bass will be
introduced during her Tulane visit by Judy Perry Martinez (L ’82), a lawyer
with Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, formerly Vice President of Northrop
Grumman, and herself a senior leader within the ABA.
The event is
open to the Tulane and Loyola communities.