Spotlight

  • NEW YORK, March 13, 2018—Facebook’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel (Regulatory, Product, Privacy), Ashlie Beringer, will be honored with a 2018 Women of Achievement Award by Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, at its Women of Achievement Awards Dinner on March 21, 2018 in San Francisco. Legal Momentum leads action for the legal rights of women through education and advocacy. The award recognizes women who have achieved distinction in law, business, and public service.
  • On February 23, Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB)  workers in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont moved one step closer to achieving equal employment opportunity.
  • NEW YORK, March 5, 2018—Natasha Innocenti, a Partner at Mlegal Group, will be honored with a 2018 Women of Achievement Award by Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, at its Women of Achievement Awards Dinner on March 21, 2018 in San Francisco. Legal Momentum leads action for the legal rights of women through education and advocacy. The award recognizes women who have achieved distinction in law, business, and public service.
  • NEW YORK, March 1, 2018—The Honorable Michelle K. Lee, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will be honored with a 2018 Women of Achievement Public Service Award by Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, at its Women of Achievement Awards Dinner on March 21, 2018 in San Francisco. Legal Momentum leads action for the legal rights of women through education and advocacy. The award recognizes women who have achieved distinction in law, business, and public service.
  • New York, NY, February 28, 2018—Carol Robles-Román will become Co-President and CEO of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women's Equality. She will take up the position in March of this year. Carol has led Legal Momentum as its President and CEO. During Carol’s tenure, Legal Momentum has worked as a Lead Organization with the ERA Coalition on advocacy for an equal rights amendment to the United States Constitution, and she co-chaired its Legal Task Force.
  • Carol Robles-Román, the president of Legal Momentum and a former deputy mayor for legal affairs under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, likened the proposals — especially the surveys aimed at unearthing what would otherwise be unreported issues — to efforts underway in the military.
  • NEW YORK, February 22, 2018—Winston & Strawn LLP’s Silicon Valley Head of Litigation, Esha Bandyopadhyay, will be honored with a 2018 Women of Achievement Award by Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, at its Women of Achievement Awards Dinner on March 21, 2018 in San Francisco. Legal Momentum leads action for the legal rights of women through education and advocacy. The award recognizes women who have achieved distinction in law, business, and public service.
  • February is from the Latin term Februarius, meaning to either 'Purify' or 'Atone'. Many people don't know that Negro History week was established in February, 1926. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), an African-American writer who wrote the book Mis-Education of the Negro, and is also known as the "Father of Black History," said that he had chosen the month of February for reasons of "tradition" and "reform."
  • Celebrating Black History Month means to me that our African Americans are celebrating our freedom from slavery and have since uplifted our communities to educate, spread wisdom, and show love to our future generations.
  • Excerpt: Financing legal defense for women facing discrimination had fallen out of favor in the philanthropic world, says Carol Robles-Roman, CEO of Legal Momentum, which does women’s legal defense.“There’s been an underfunding of legal services for women who have been subject to sexual harassment and assault,” she says. “It’s like nobody was guarding the henhouse, and bad conduct was allowed to flourish.”. . .