See who’s attending this year

With over 180 women from almost 100 unique companies and firms already confirmed to participate (and more joining us every day), this year’s conference provides an ideal opportunity to reunite with colleagues and meet new contacts. The attendee list already reads like a Who’s Who of industry leaders – See a sample of the companies and firms attending now.

Who are we?

This conference brings together in house and private practice professionals from the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Device industries, well-versed in patents, IP, fraud and abuse compliance/enforcement, products liability, regulatory, M&A, and transactional law, and more providing most conducive setting for networking and career development between female legal, business, and compliance professionals.  

Our mission:

ACI’s Women Leaders in Law series aims to promote diversity and increase the prominence of women in the legal community through substantive legal discussion, professional development, and woman-to-woman networking. Our conferences provide industry specific forums for female powerbrokers to unite and discuss the substantive legal developments, challenges and opportunities facing women in their respective industries as well as provide them with the business contacts and communication and leadership skills necessary for continued success and career advancement.  

Hear what past participants have to say about this one-of-a-kind event:

“I loved this conference. It was a great combo of work/substance and personal development.  Loved all women – it felt safe and friendly even with so much power in the room!”
“Great opportunity and time to catch up with clients and colleagues and meet new people and contacts in such a positive environment. Was exceptional.”
“I enjoyed hearing the experiences – professionally and personally – of all of the panelists. Great networking opportunity and a chance to connect and learn from very accomplished women.”
“Excellent. If law firms and law departments are serious about developing women leaders, then they’ll send them to this conference.  The who’s who of health care lawyers are here and there are multiple opportunities for informal networking and mentoring conversations.”
“The Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law conference benefits women of all levels in their career. The training and stories help guide young women lawyers as they navigate their next steps and the networking opportunities give more experienced lawyers the support they need to achieve the next level. This conference will be on my calendar every year.”
“The conference was outstanding. Both in terms of content and from a networking perspective, I found it invaluable.”
“This was a very well put together conference with a variety of engaging topics and impressive speakers. Well worth attending.”
“A life changing event which is well worth the cost…I am a better person for having attended and am truly blessed to have been part of it.”
“The event allows attendees to candidly discuss their insights and experiences in the life-sciences industry, and to connect as both as a community of life sciences professionals and women leaders.”
“This conference is one of the few events I have attended that is focused on women helping women with real-life, practical tips on how to make a significant impact on your career. Many of the speakers are willing to share stories not just of success, but stories of adversity and how to turn those situations around into successful ones. I block my calendar early, so I can be sure to attend each year.”
“Among the many women’s conferences I’ve attended, I have to say that the open, inclusive feel to this one is unique. The panel discussions are insightful, and networking events are quite enjoyable. This conference is a rewarding opportunity to meet women– both faculty and attendees– who share a common belief that strength and confidence come from supporting, uplifting and encouraging other women without fear of competition. It is a most empowering experience and I’m honored to have been a part of it.”


Accreditation will be sought in those jurisdictions requested by the registrants which have continuing education requirements. This course is identified as nontransitional for the purposes of CLE accreditation. ACI certifies that the activity has been approved for CLE credit by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board.

ACI certifies that this activity has been approved for CLE credit by the State Bar of California. You are required to bring your state bar number to complete the appropriate state forms during the conference. CLE credits are processed in 4-8 weeks after a conference is held. ACI has a dedicated team which processes requests for state approval. Please note that event accreditation varies by state and ACI will make every effort to process your request.

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