News & Events

Radio Interview about Retirement by Design

Lisa Smith is interviewing me on Big Blend Radio to discuss my book Retirement by Design. You can listen to the live or archived interview here.

Making retirement a time of Jubilación

Retire Better Now published my article, Retirement: A Time for Jubilación, which explains how to apply design principles to create a joyful and fulfilling retirement.

Book Review – Retirement by Design

Delighted to see this review of Retirement by Design written by a blogger in the UK who has been retired for several years and remarks, “Had I had a guide like this in 2010, maybe I would have done a few things differently!” He also states: “This is one of the most comprehensive books covering all aspects of retirement that I have read. Unlike many, it does not just focus on the financial side. It encourages you to look at all the myriad aspects of retirement, social, financial, practical and all shades in between.” Read the full review here.

Redefining Retirement: Issues and Solutions for Lawyers and Firms

I will be speaking to the Los Angeles County Bar Association Senior Lawyers Section about “Redefining Retirement: Issues and Solutions for Lawyers and Firms.”


Year 101: Women in Law

I’m deeply honored to be featured by Year 101: Women in Law, a campaign celebrating women in law sponsored by Australian law firm McCullough Robertson, the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Diversity Law Firm of the Year



Ida Abbott talks about her book Retirement by Design and how to best transition at this new life stage, a website for women over 50 or who want to be fabulous when they reach 50, interviewed me about my book. You can read it here.

Book Launch Event

I’m thrilled that an event to honor the launch of my new book, Retirement by Design, will be hosted by the Legal Design and Innovation team at IDEO, one of the world’s leading design and innovation companies. Space is limited. If you like more information, please contact me.

Retirement by Design

Many years ago, I founded the Professional Development Roundtable for Global Law Firms, which is now run by Lisa Horowitz. I was invited – and delighted – to speak to the group about my forthcoming book, Retirement by Design, and its relevance to them and their firms.

Mentoring, Sponsoring, Coaching: What Do I Need and How Do I Get It?

I was interviewed about “Mentoring, Sponsoring, Coaching: What Do I Need and How Do I Get It?,” for a program hosted by the Women in the House (WITH) Network of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).


NALP Professional Development Institute

I was honored to present at the 2019 PDI on “Sponsorship for Diversity: Meeting Client Expectations,” together with Shehzad Hasan and Jasmine Cooper from Steptoe & Johnson, and Duncan Logan, VP and Associate General Counsel of MetLife. We spoke about the development and design of Steptoe’s sponsorship program, and discussed how that program met MetLife’s expectations for its outside counsel to increase diversity through sponsorship.

Futures Conference

The College of Law Practice Management held its 2019 Futures Conference in Nashville. I served as chair of the InnovAction Award Committee this year, and we were pleased to give the 2019 awards to Suffolk University Law School and Siskind Susser, PC.

Leverage Mentoring to Accelerate Change

It was an honor to speak on the topic “Leverage Mentoring to Accelerate Change” at the Women’s Bar Leadership Summit in San Francisco.

Hastings Leadership Academy for Women

The Hastings Leadership Academy for Women is an executive education course that prepares women law firm partners and in-house counsel to stride confidently to the highest levels of success in their firms and organizations, their communities and the legal profession. Registration is limited, so anyone interested should sign up immediately.

A Fireside Chat on Mentoring and Gender with Ida Abbott

The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association Women in IP June event will be a “fireside chat” about mentoring and gender, especially in the wake of #MeToo. The program is being co-sponsored by and held at Venable LLP. The event is not specific to intellectual property law and is open to attorneys in all practice groups. Both men and women are welcome and encouraged to come. You can learn more and register here.

Opportunities and Optimism after 69

I led a lively and fascinating discussion at my 50th reunion at Smith College. Sixty percent of our class attended and what a group it was! The vast majority of these women married and had long careers, many are still working, most were and are politically and intellectually engaged, and all had great stories to tell.

The Importance of Staying Curious

Nora Riva Bergman’s wonderful new book, “50 Lessons for Women Lawyers from Women Lawyers,” has just been published. I was privileged to contribute one of the lessons, “Stay Curious,” which emphasizes the importance for your career success and lifelong happiness of staying open to new and challenging ideas and experiences. You can read my lesson here. You can also learn more about the book and the contributors, and read excerpts from all the lessons, here.

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