Aug 07 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On July 19, Womble Bond Dickinson and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s National Capital Region chapter joined together to discuss the latest developments in workplace sexual harassment law.

While sexual harassment in the workplace is nothing new, the current focus by celebrities and the media presents a unique opportunity to effect change. The July 19th program featured a presentation by Emily Martin, VP for Education & Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center. In that role, Martin oversees its Legal Network for Gender Equity and the administration of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which connects those who experience sexual misconduct in the workplace with legal and public relations assistance.

“#MeToo - What's Next? An Update from the Front Line Fighting Workplace Sexual Harassment” was the ACC NCR’s Annual Women’s Initiative Event with Womble Bond Dickinson.

Following a rooftop reception, Womble Bond Dickinson Chair/CEO Betty Temple welcomed attendees and discussed the firm’s commitment to supporting women and its involvement with ACC NCR. Womble Bond Dickinson D.C. Office Managing Partner Elizabeth Lee then led the conversation with Martin. Tamara Jack, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary at LMI, closed the event.

The Women of Womble Bond Dickinson (WOW) initiative supported this event, which took place at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. WOW is led by firm partner Cathy Hinger.