Dishing MAMA Secrets: Balancing Career, Family, Self-Care

10/03/2017 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

MAMA Seattle invites you to attend our next monthly lunch seminar:

Dishing MAMA Secrets: Balancing Career, Family, Self-Care


When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Presentation will be from 12-1, with networking time before and after.

Where: 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.

Come hear from a panel of mother attorneys who will speak to how they balance career and family responsibilities.

Panelists include:

Aurora Bearse. Aurora R. Bearse was appointed as a court commissioner for Division II of the Court of Appeals, effective May 1, 2012. Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Bearse served as an administrative law judge for the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings. She has also served as a staff attorney for Division II of the Court of Appeals, as an Assistant Appellate Federal Public Defender in the Fifth Circuit, as an associate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges (New York and Houston offices), and as a judicial law clerk for Judge Robert R. Beezer (9th Circuit) and Judge William H. Walls (DNJ).

Commissioner Bearse graduated with honors from Rutgers-Newark School of Law. She was the senior articles editor of the Rutgers Law Review. She holds a bachelor's degree in Religion & History from Rutgers University. She serves on the executive board of the Seattle Children's Autism Guild, an all-volunteer organization that raises funds for the Autism Center at Seattle Children's Hospital. She is married to attorney Ian Crosby, a partner in the Seattle office of Susman Godfrey. The couple have two young daughters.

Wendy Kearns. Wendy Kearns is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Technology, Advertising, Trademark, and Entertainment group at Davis Wright Tremaine. She specializes in technology and intellectual property law, with extensive experience in transactions involving software, cloud computing, and financial technology, and is a frequent speaker on those topics. Wendy is a member of DWT’s Diversity Committee management group and spends a significant amount of time on the firm’s diversity efforts. In addition to her time at DWT, Wendy has worked at her own firm, been in-house at Microsoft Corporation, and began her career as a securities lawyer at Venture Law Group (which then merged into Heller Ehrman). She has three children, ages 14, 11, and 7, and raises them on Vashon Island.

Lori Lynn Phillips. Lori Lynn Phillips is a principal in the Office of the General Counsel for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Prior to joining PwC, she was a partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and a shareholder at Heller Ehrman LLP. For much of her twenty-year career in private practice, she served as outside counsel to PwC and other national accounting firms in defense of professional liability claims, securities class actions, and regulatory counseling and enforcement matters. She also represented directors and officers and issuers in internal investigations and SEC enforcement proceedings as well as derivative actions and other securities-related litigation and handled a broad range of civil litigation matters. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was Managing Editor of The Yale Law Journal, and she graduated summa cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College. Lori Lynn has four teenagers who are attending Garfield High School.


We encourage you to attend our lunch seminar 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 and drinks 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.

MAMA Seattle would also like to thank our

Platinum sponsors:

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Garvey Schubert Barer

Gold sponsors:

K&L Gates LLP

Keller Rohrback LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Summit Law Group PLLC

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