Law 360 featured firm Partner Kathleen Barnett Einhorn this month in their Female Powerbrokers Q & A. Ms. Einhorn discusses some of the challenges she has faced as a women in what has traditionally been viewed as an “old boy’s network,” and provides guidance to both aspiring female attorneys and to law firms seeking to increase diversity. Referring to the firm’s Inclusionary Initiative, she states that “Retention of women is critical because diversity is simply good business. Women increasingly occupy “seats at the table” at the highest-level positions. If a firm wants to represent a wide demographic of potential business prospects, it is in its best interests to promote women, and minorities, not only from an ethical stance, but from a bottom-line perspective.”
Ms. Einhorn is a director of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation and Public Contract Law & Bid Protest Litigation practice groups. She concentrates her practice in general commercial litigation and counseling with an emphasis on complex contract and business disputes, fraud or misrepresentation, insurance and employment defense, First Amendment and constitutional rights claims, civil extortion, intellectual property, insurance coverage, defamation, real estate, internet law, construction disputes and public contract and bid protests.
Ms. Einhorn is a member of the board of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and also serves as a trustee of the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. This year she was listed as one of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers’ Top 50 Women; in 2013 she was listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America and as a New Jersey Super Lawyer; in 2012 she was named one of NJBiz’s Best 50 Women in Business.
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