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Fran Griesing, Advisory Board Chair for WOL, was featured in Huffington Post’s list of “99 Limit Breaking Female Founders”

Fran Griesing, Advisory Board Chair for WOL, was featured in Huffington Post’s list of “99 Limit Breaking Female Founders” where she shared the most important lessons learned from her experience as the founder and Managing Member of Griesing Law, a full service woman-owned firm in Philadelphia.  Read more

Making the Case: Founder of Largest National Woman-Owned U.S. Law Firm Fights Fair

The highly anticipated fictional meet-up of powerhouse female lawyers Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope is setting Shondaland on fire with the attorney stars of ’”How To Get Away With Murder” and “Scandal” cross-examining their plotlines.

But in real life, there are few women equity partners in big law firms able to make as big a splash.

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WOL Founding Partner Member, Fran Griesing on How to be an Effective Leader in a Boutique Firm.

  

Francine Griesing, Manager Member at Griesing Law, LLC recently published, “Don’t Take it Personally: Creating Boundaries in a Boutique Firm” in Law Practice Today on being an effective leader in a boutique law firm.  

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Women Owned Law Board Member and Membership Committee Chair, Manuela Morais is featured in South Jersey Magazine

“The organization not only supports women who may be thinking about going out on their own, but also promotes and unifies women who already
have established law firms.” says Manuela Morais, Women Owned Law Board Member and Membership chair in South Jersey Magazines October 2017 Business Spotlight.  In just three years, the Law Offices of Manuela Morais has grown to a 10 person immigration law practice.   Read more.

Why Women Leave Big Law To Start Their Own Firms

Peggy McCausland was tired of her firm’s networking events.

The potential clientele she wanted to woo — business women — weren’t showing up, she said. So McCausland conceived her own networking event that would draw them — golf lessons, catered meals and shop talk — and asked for the necessary marketing funds. She was a partner at the firm, Blank Rome, after all. Read More

Members of Women Owned Law: Why They Left Big Law to Start Their Own Firms

In this Bloomberg Article, Founding Sponsors and Women Owned Law Members Nancy Mertzel, Nicole GalliSusanne T. Jones, Virginia McMichael, Peggy McCausland, Stephanie Scharf,  and Laura Solomon provide their accounts of why they left Big Law and started their own firms.   Read more at https://bol.bna.com/10-accounts-of-women-who-left-big-law-to-run-their-own-firms/.

WOL President, Nicole Galli, gives advice on the Happy Lawyer on Fostering Relationships and Building Community When Growing Your Practice.

Women Owned Law President, Nicole Galli, has recorded a podcast for the Happy Lawyer Project about the following:

  • Her transition from Big Law to solo practice
  • How she went "entrepreneurial light"
  • Her thoughts on the “right” time to go out on your own
  • The importance of mentor/mentee relationships
  • Her thoughts on gender roles within the legal world
  • The challenges she faced when starting her own firm
  • The different challenges women and men might face when starting their own firms
  • The importance of checking in with yourself and making choices in order to live a happy life
  • How to get involved with Women Owned Law and what's coming down the pipeline for the organization

The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Listen to the podcast now.

Law Firms’ Problem with Women

Jordan Furlong provides articles about the seemingly endless issue of the apparently insurmountable barrier to the full participation of women in law firms.

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Women Owned Law Member Emily Griesing attends En Blanc


Griesing Law team members Elizabeth Livingston and Emily Griesing (Women Owned Law Member) were profiled on the evening news enjoying Diner En Blanc which Elizabeth has helped organize for the past 4 years.

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Hanging Out The Alternative Women-Owned Shingle

In June 2017, Women Owned Law member Jordan Fischer and her partner, Rebecca Rakoski opened a woman-owned boutique firm that encapsulates so much about courageous lawyers executing their own vision of practice. 

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Women Owned Law Founder Nicole Galli Talks About Inspiring Other Women in Law

"I think a lot of us are starting to create an old-girls' network and refer business," said Nicole Galli, founder of national network Women Owned Law, which she started in Philadelphia less than a year ago. "I think we are inspiring other women to go out on their own and take ownership."

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Women Owned Law’s Ezold Weighs In On Proskauer Discrimination Suit

If her allegations are true, it would indicate that in some respects it doesn’t matter what you do as a woman, and that is a very depressing thought.

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Meet the Woman Helping Other Women Start Law Firms

How many women owned law firms are there in the U.S.? Nobody appears to know, according to Nicole Galli, a Big Law refuge who launched her own firm in 2015.

This week, Galli and others formally launched Women Owned Law, an organization dedicated to helping other women legal entrepreneurs network, increase their visibility, and grow their influence.

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Women Owned Law Announces Launch of National Organization and Brand

Association connects and advances women entrepreneurs in the law across the U.S.

PHILADELPHIA May 1, 2017– Women Owned Law, a national organization devoted exclusively to women legal entrepreneurs, has formally launched and has inaugurated its new brand.

“I am proud and pleased that in just a few short months, Women Owned Law has grown from a germ of an idea into a vibrant and growing organization that will support women who are leading the way as entrepreneurs in the legal community,” said Nicole Galli, founder and President of Women Owned Law and owner of the Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC in Philadelphia. “We now have a hard-working Board of Directors and team of volunteers, an impressive Advisory Board, and a tremendous amount of energy and excitement among our sponsors and members.”

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When Leaving Big Law, the Financial Struggle Is Real

Alma Asay was counting her nickels in 2014. She pulled the spare change out of her pockets and put it on the table.

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