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“Women in Firms,” Columbia Law School

On February 25, Partner Alison I. Stein participated in Columbia Law School’s annual “Women in Firms” panel discussion.  Ms. Stein was joined by women from other law firms to offer advice to attendees on career trajectory and planning, choosing a practice area, work/life balance, interviewing and how to find mentors in a firm.  Hosted by Columbia Law School’s Women’s Association, the panel is an annual favorite and one of the centerpieces of the association’s spring professional development programming.  

Ms. Stein is a partner in the firm’s nationally recognized Content, Media & Entertainment practice group.  Ms. Stein was named one of only four “Rising Stars” in Media & Entertainment by Law360, which is an honor given to “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age,” and was named a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal, which recognizes “the region’s most promising lawyers who are no older than 40.”  In 2004, Ms. Stein founded the Younger Women’s Task Force, a national organization dedicated to providing younger women with a voice in the policy-making process; she currently serves on its advisory board as part of the American Association of University Women.  Ms. Stein has published multiple articles about issues related to women and the workplace and has worked internationally on women’s issues and other development issues in Haiti, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.