MAMA's Brown Bag Lunch

06/04/2013 12:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

Work-Life Balance Alternatives: Flexible Work Schedules



Tuesday, June 4, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101

RSVP: through Big Tent (preferred if you are a MAMAS member) or by email to Please identify if you will attend in person in Seattle or if you will participate by phone.

Flexible work schedules offer moms one tool to balance the demands of our high-stakes profession with the needs of our families. Please join us for a lively conversation on what a flexible schedule is, how to set up a flexible schedule, how to manage one successfully, and how to return to a “standard” schedule.

Ronnie Spiegel is a Partner at Hagens Berman LLP where she has worked full-time since 2005. Her practice is focused on antitrust law, as well as overall complex litigation management. In 1994, upon graduating from law school, Ronnie worked as an associate at a Philadelphia law firm until the birth of her first child in 2000. Between 2000 and 2005, Ronnie took a hiatus from legal practice, had two more children, and focused entirely on being a stay-at-home mom. She came back to practice at Hagens Berman LLP in 2005 with a flexible work plan, and has evolved that plan over the years. Ronnie is also a former member of the MAMAS Board.

Jennifer Steele received her B.A. from Syracuse University and received her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. Following law school, Jennifer clerked for Justice James Johnson at the Washington State Supreme Court before joining the Attorney General’s Office in 2006. At the AGO, Jennifer has developed an expertise in the Public Records Act and has advised the public records units of the Department of Licensing and the Employment Security Department and defended several PRA lawsuits. She currently works in the Consumer Protection Division’s Manufactured Housing Unit where she advises and represents the Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution Program and brings actions against individuals and businesses for violations of the Consumer Protection Act. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys playing with her two young children, running, and cooking.

Dana Tumenova is an Assistant Attorney General in the Labor and Industries Division in Seattle. Dana previously represented the Department of Social and Health Services Division for three years. Dana graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2003. During her time at UW Law, she was an Associate Articles Editor of the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal Editorial Board, where she published twice. Dana is originally from Kazakhstan, where she worked for US Agency for International Development. Dana is a mother of a 6.5 year old kindergartener.

Taryn Darling Hill practices in the areas of reorganization, insolvency, receivership, bankruptcy issues and related litigation, and consumer protection litigation. Taryn is a partner at boutique law firm Impact Law Group, where she continues to build her practice. Upon graduation from Seattle University School of Law, she began her litigation training at Williams Kastner and subsequently developed her bankruptcy practice at the bankruptcy boutique Crocker Law Group and its consumer firm Resolve Legal. Taryn is a member of several professional organizations. She is both a participating member and a board member of the William H. Dwyer Inns of Court, a professional organization comprised of judges, attorneys, and law professors; she is also an elected member of the King County Bar Association’s Creditor Debtor Section; the Vice-chair of the membership committee on the ABA’s Bankruptcy Subcommittee; and a volunteer for the King County Bar Association’s Debt Clinic. Taryn’s legal experience is further influenced by her professional experience before law school as a social worker and in various positions at local But it is her role of working to obtain solutions to assist individuals, business owners, and businesses in moving toward greater financial sustainability that she has found most rewarding. In the free time that remains, Taryn is passionate about spending time with her family and friends and keeping one step ahead of her seven year old daughter. An avid skier, and lover of the outdoors, she is grateful for all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

We encourage you to attend our brown bag meeting in person to facilitate both networking and a lively discussion.

Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMAS members! Cookies will be provided.

For those who cannot attend in person, we offer the option to participate by phone.

Call in #: 888-757-0729; Passcode: 1396142354#

When attending via telephone, please use your mute button to prevent background noise, but do not place the call on hold. Some firms have hold music, which is disruptive to the presentation. If you need to leave the call briefly, please hang up and call back in when you are able.

MAMAS would also like to thank our

Platinum sponsors:

Garvey Schubert Barer

Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

and Gold sponsors:

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Microsoft Corporation

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

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