Thursday September 26, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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JW Marriott Marquis 
255 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131

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Sherril Colombo 
Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers 



Pay Disparity Luncheon Seminar 

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On September 26, 2013, the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“FAWL”) will present a luncheon seminar discussing the myths and realities of pay disparity between men and women in the law. The seminar will be held at the JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

The luncheon seminar will include such topics as recent data showing that females comprise less than 20% of equity partners in law firms nationwide, the recent Griesing v. Greenberg Traurig gender compensation discrimination case, policy and legal implications arising from gender pay disparity and what can be done to combat gender compensation differences.

 Speakers will include:

David Sanford, Chairman and Founding Partner at Sanford Heisler, LLP (Washington, DC)
Counsel for the plaintiff in Griesing v. Greenberg Traurig - a $200 million gender discrimination class action filed against Greenberg Traurig by a former shareholder of that firm. Mr. Sanford recently spoke at the United Nations on women's rights.

Judge Gill Freeman, Circuit Court Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida (Miami, FL)
Past president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Judge Freeman has served as the Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee on Diversity and Fairness, the Vice-Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Commission and the Chair of the Gender Bias Study Implementation Commission.

Donna Ballman, Member at Donna Ballman, P.A. (Davie, FL)
Award Winning Author - Stand Up For Yourself without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards. Ms. Ballman has been interviewed on the Forbes' "America's Most Influential Women" radio program.

Mindy Mora, Partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP (Miami, FL)
Immediate Past Chair of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar. Ms. Mora has received such honors as from Chambers USA, the Best Lawyers in America, the Florida Super Lawyers and the South Florida Legal Guide, Distinguished Attorneys.

Robert Weisberg, Regional Attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Miami District Office
Mr. Weisberg is a frequent lecturer on compensation discrimination in the workplace and enforcement perspectives.

Julie Kay, Staff Writer at the Daily Business Review (Miami, FL)
Award-winning reporter who has covered legal affairs for more than a decade. Author of Law Firm Diversity: Women still seeking parity and recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sunshine State Award.

Robert Turk, Shareholder at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. (Miami, FL)
Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of The Florida Bar.  Mr. Turk is Co-Chair of Stearns Weaver's Labor and Employment Department and a frequent lecturer on employment laws.

Dora Acherman, General Counsel at NR Investments (Miami, FL)
Journal Editor for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Author of Gender Pay Disparity - Is it ever going away? (FAWL Journal, Fall/Winter 2012).

Ticket prices are $55.00 for Miami-Dade FAWL members, $60.00 for government employees and $65.00 for other non-members. Attendees may register online at For sponsorship opportunities, contact Jody Shulman,

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