Tales from the Top on Effective Leadership: Concrete Tips for Influencing and Motivating Others in the Life Sciences Legal Space

July 28, 2016 10:15am

Lisa B. Pensabene
Partner and Head of Life Sciences Litigation Practice
O’Melveny & Myers LLP (New York, NY)

Maria E. Pasquale
SVP and Deputy General Counsel
Celgene Corporation

Averi Price
Chief Compliance Officer
Radius Health, Inc.

Maureen McGirr
Vice President, Office of Ethics, Global Compliance
Merck & Co., Inc.

Moderated by:

Susan Smith Blakely Esq.
Founder and Principal
LegalPerspectives LLC

  • Attracting, supporting, and retaining female talent on your team
    • Identifying and motivating highperforming employees who have the potential and the desire to advance into leadership roles in the future
    • Creating a pipeline of rising star women coming up through the ranks and preparing them to take on increasingly important roles within the company
    • Bridging generational differences and effectively communicating and mentoring: from “Baby Boomers” to “Millennials”
  • Exploring some of the challenges faced by women seeking leadership roles at life sciences companies and the law firms representing them
    • Is this still a “boy’s club” and if so, how do you deal with it?
    • Showing resiliency and overcoming setbacks
    • Developing and maintaining key relationships throughout your organization and externally: on the C-suite and Board level and with government authorities and regulators
  • Establishing yourself as a thought-leader and becoming the go-to expert or trusted advisor
    • Gaining the confidence of upper management by showing your knowledge and your leadership presence