NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 7, 2016) - The Women's Initiative of POLSINELLI, an Am Law 100 firm, yesterday hosted "Women in Finance Support Women Veterans," a panel discussion in partnership with Mission: Getting to Next (MGTN), a career transition program recognized as the essential first step for women in leadership and senior executive positions in the private, public, not-for-profit and military sectors.

Carole Hyatt, Founder/CEO of MGTN, delivered the welcoming remarks. The special guest speaker was Retired Army Brigadier General Loree Sutton, MD, who serves under the leadership of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio as the first commissioner of the newly established Department of Veterans' Services. The panel discussion that followed featured:

  • Sarah Frank, media consultant, executive producer and Board Co-Chair for MGTN
  • Dr. Ellen S. Hurwitz, Ph.D., an award winning professor of comparative medieval and philosophy of history who serves on arts and education boards around the globe
  • Eden J. Murrie, Retired Brigadier General, USAF and Director of Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships for the Partnership for Public Service
  • L.J. Rittenhouse, CEO of Rittenhouse Rankings, a pioneer in Financial Analytics Research and consulting
  • Marianne Watson, Retired US Army Brigadier General, Director of Outreach for Center for America and Board Co-Chair for MGTN
  • Phyllis J. Wilson, Chief Warrant Officer Five and Military Fellow with the Chief of Staff of the Army's Strategic Studies Group

The panel was moderated by Joan Firestone, Executive Director of MGTN.

"The event was designed to give our female clients an opportunity to connect with and explore opportunities to support female veterans," said Bernadette Herward Davida, Polsinelli Shareholder who organized the event on behalf of the firm's Women's Initiative.

"It was an honor to host an event that included such esteemed women from the private, public and military sectors," said Dan Flanigan, Polsinelli New York Office Managing Partner.

Polsinelli's Women's Initiative executes initiatives which attract, retain and promote the success of women throughout the firm's 19 offices across the U.S. In April 2016 Law360 ranked Polsinelli among its 100 best U.S. law firms for women. In 2015, Polsinelli achieved Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, an honor that acknowledges firms that promote women as business leaders in the legal field.

About Polsinelli:

real challenges. real answers.(SM)
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 19 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs nationally. Ranked in the top five percent of law firms for client service*, the firm has risen more than 50 spots over the past five years in the Am Law 100 annual law firm ranking. Polsinelli attorneys provide practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, and business litigation. Polsinelli attorneys have depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.

* 2016 BTI Client Service A-Team Report

Contact Information:

For more information, contact:
Dan Flanigan


Adam Friedman
Adam Friedman Associates