Law Week on April 26 gathered female lawyers in leadership positions or partner roles in male-dominated fields to visit the Circuit Media office to talk about access to the top of the profession for women. Roundtable attendees included: Sarah Chase-McRorie, president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and senior legal counsel at Matrix Financial Solutions; Leslie Eaton, a partner in the litigation department of Ballard Spahr; Kathy Ott, a partner at Merchant & Gould; and Tiffanie Stasiak, Denver office managing partner of Kutak Rock. Tony Flesor of Law Week moderated the discussion and Hunter + Geist reported it.
LAW WEEK: To start off, would each of you mind talking about your own path to leadership, to partnership, to where you got in your careers? And also if there’s anything that stands out to you as far as your experiences in that process that it seems like it might be relevant to this discussion.
EATON: I am one of the few left anymore who is still at the same firm that she started with straight out of law school. I ended up at Ballard Spahr because I was interested in the concept of a satellite office of a national firm versus — when I graduated it was four big local Denver firms.