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Terri A. Mazur, panel co-chair (from left); Laura Sulem, director, Practical Law Litigation, Thomson Reuters; Lucy Billings Justice, formerly of the New York State Supreme Court; Zachary Carter, corporation counsel, city of New York; Laurie Robinson Haden, senior vice president and assistant general counsel, CBS Corp. and founder and CEO of Corporate Counsel Women of Color and Brad Karp, chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison at a panel titled "Getting on Equal Footing: Promoting Women's Equality Through Business Development and Advancement Strategies" at the New York State Bar Association conference at the New York Hilton on Tuesday. (Photo by David Handschuh/NYLJ) From left: Terri Mazur, panel co-chair; Laura Sulem, director, Practical Law Litigation, Thomson Reuters; state Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billings; Zachary Carter, New York City corporation counsel; Laurie Robinson Haden, senior vice president and assistant general counsel of CBS Corp. and founder and CEO of Corporate Counsel Women of Color; and Brad Karp, chairman of Paul Weiss. (Photo: David Handschuh/NYLJ)

The statistics are well known at this point. Women are only a fraction of equity partners of large law firms, and they make up a minority of the judiciary and corporate general counsel positions.

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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at csimmons@alm.com and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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