Lowenstein partners Lynda A. BennettEileen Overbaugh, and Meredith Beuchaw are panel moderators, and Zarema A. Jaramillo is a keynote introducer at the Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Panel: Transactional Integration & Due Diligence: M&A Deals From Start to Finish

Join us as we explore the complexities and regulations surrounding M&A deals from transactional due diligence to integration. Our subject matter experts in this session will examine each step of the process from the perspectives of both the acquirer and the acquired.



  • Aparna Williams, Senior Counsel, Imperva, Inc.
  • Catherine Bragg, VP and Deputy General Counsel, TRC Companies, Inc.   
  • Allison Blais, Director & Associate General Counsel, Corporate Securities and M&A, Adobe

Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Panel: SPACs: Are they a Legitimate Competitor to The Traditional IPO?

From minimizing risk to reducing overhead, SPACs have become the hottest alternative to the traditional IPO. But how much do we truly know about this new trend, and how can we position the value proposition to our key stakeholders? In this session, hear from speakers who have successfully executed SPAC deals, and arm yourself with the knowledge to execute one within your own organization.



  • Monica Palko, Global Board of Directors, Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Kristie Scott, General Counsel, Xometry
  • Wendy Beer, Principal, Danesmead Partners

Time: 2:45-3:45 p.m. ET

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Day 2 Keynote: A Conversation with Iyanla Vanzant

Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, lawyer, author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of personal development and spiritual empowerment is known for her riveting work as the host of Iyanla Fix My Life on the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). However, what is perhaps most inspiring about Vanzant, is her unrelenting resiliency on her long and tumultuous journey to where she is today. During this no holds barred interview with Law.com's Editor-in-Chief, Heather Nevitt, Vanzant will share her anecdotes on success, money, life, love and healing. 

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Time: 9:00-10:15 a.m. ET

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Panel: “I am not a cat” Proceedings in a Virtual World

Besides becoming a pop-culture catchphrase, how has the shift to a virtual environment impacted proceedings over the last year, and what changes do you believe are here to stay? Our panel of experts will examine some of the greatest challenges, faux pas, and successes in virtual proceedings over the course of this transformative time.



  • Danelle Bernten, Appeals Hearing Officer, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Andrea Giannetta, Senior Vice President, Group Litigation Director, Enstar Group Limited
  • Quinn Johnson, Assistant General Counsel Litigation & Risk Management, Arconic Corporation

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m. ET

Conference Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001