Articles by: Jane Kalata

Joel Stern Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Pipeline Scholarship

Over many years Joel Stern has given so much of his time and energy to NAMWOLF as a member of the Advisory Council and as CEO.  Joel’s devotion to the cause of diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession and, in particular, to advancing opportunities for women and minority owned law firms has been ...

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NAMWOLF Announces Incoming CEO, Leslie Davis, Effective March 1

The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) names attorney Leslie D. Davis as incoming Chief Executive Officer to assume leadership of NAMWOLF beginning March 1, 2021. Leslie will succeed current NAMWOLF CEO, Joel Stern, who is retiring as of February 28, 2021, following an extraordinary seven year tenure as NAMWOLF CEO. ...

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An Important Conversation Between NAWMOLF CEO and Board Chair

June 1, 2020 This morning, Joel Stern and John Murdock shared some important words and perspectives with the NAMWOLF Team, and we felt this exchange should be shared with a larger audience.  From: Joel Stern, NAMWOLF CEO: “Words normally flow easily for me, but for some reason not now, but I feel the need to ...

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Thought Leadership Thursday: The Impact of COVID-19 in the International Tax Sphere

Author:  Patrick McCormick, Culhane Meadows PLLC   COVID-19’s overarching impact on daily life cannot be overstated; like every industry, tax has been effected, with changes in functional considerations and compliance requirements.  For multinationals (either U.S.-based taxpayers with foreign activities or foreign taxpayers with U.S. , tax considerations resulting from COVID-19 in some respects mirror those ...

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Thought Leadership Thursday: Mayday, Mayday! Minimizing air carriers’ exposure by protecting their whistleblowers – lessons gleaned from AIR21

Author:  Sheryl L. Axelrod and Lisa J. Savitt, The Axelrod Firm, P.C.   A. The Cost of Not Protecting Whistleblowers The price of not creating a safe environment to foster, fully investigate, and tend to air carrier-related whistleblower input, can be staggering. Take, for example, the lives and money lost in connection with the Boeing ...

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Thought Leadership Thursday: Is Robotic Process Automation Reducing or Increasing Your Software Licensing Fees?

Author: Erin Shea, Patrick Law Group, LLC   While statistics regarding the increase in the use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vary, it is clear that the use of RPA is on the rise.  Companies are rolling out RPA in an effort to increase productivity, cut costs and reduce errors.  However, before introducing RPA into ...

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Thought Leadership Thursday: Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 What You Need to Know

Author: Amy Elizabeth Stewart and Katherine Hendler Fayne, Amy Stewart Law   As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, companies are experiencing unprecedented business interruption losses as they cancel events, curtail travel, and shutter retail establishments in compliance with government mandates and shelter-in-place orders. While some jurisdictions have only social distancing warnings in place, ...

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Thought Leadership Thursday: Government Efforts to Fight a Pandemic Challenge Data Privacy Concerns

Author: Meredith Sidewater, Patrick Law Group   “In public health, we can’t do anything without surveillance. That’s where public health begins.” -David Satcher, MD, PhD, U.S. Surgeon General, 1998-2002  Media outlets reported this week that representatives from Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple are meeting with members of the White House to brainstorm about ways in ...

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Thought Leadership Thursday: Emerging Leaders Initiative Emphasizes Community Engagement and Philanthropy at NAMWOLF Events

Author: NAMWOLF   NAMWOLF’s Emerging Leaders Initiative (“ELI”) has put a huge emphasis on partnering with non-profit organizations to engage with the community at large and add an exciting new philanthropic component to NAMWOLF’s core mission. Last September, ELI partnered with A Place Called Home, a Los Angeles non-profit that provides a safe and nurturing ...

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