October 15, 2021
Cadwalader attorney Gillian Burns was a panelist at the October 15 program of Fordham Law’s recently-launched Leadership Academy for Women in Law. The academy provides a weekly online program designed for mid-level women lawyers and male allies to learn from industry leaders about a range of topics geared toward facilitating and supporting equal representation of women in all areas of the legal profession.
During the panel, Burns – along with other lawyers from Milbank, Paul Weiss and Vinson & Elkins – discussed practical strategies women can employ to thrive in the legal profession. The panelists discussed goal-setting, self-promotion, proactively asking for opportunities within one’s organization, and how to successfully practice law on a flexible schedule.
Burns, a Fordham Law alumna, is a Special Counsel in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group and the firm’s Associate General Counsel.
Burns was an inaugural member of the firm’s Sponsorship Program for high-performing women and diverse attorneys, was the former chairwoman of its Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) and continues as an active mentor as part of its affinity network program.
To view the Fordham Law Academy’s full program schedule, please visit here.