Chicago Attorney Maria Vathis will moderate a Women’s Bar Association of Illinois panel April 4 titled “How to Get the Business: Continued Conversation with Givers and Getters.” 

Rosie the Riveter inspired women to join the workforce. Today women make up a majority of law students, but how can these women eventually become rainmakers? Vathis’ panel continues the conversation, bringing in experienced “business givers” and “business getters” for a two-part discussion open to both men and women. Both panel presentations will provide tactics on how lawyers, especially women lawyers, can excel at business development and lead their careers to new heights.

Vathis has a broad range of experience defending corporate clients in complex business litigation matters, insurance coverage, and class actions involving alleged violations of federal statutes. Her clients include financial institutions, investment firms, law firms, brokers, attorneys and other professionals. Vathis also advises fashion practitioners and designers on the myriad legal issues that affect the fashion industry. She handles matters nationwide in federal and state courts.

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the state of Illinois, was established in 1914 by nine women lawyers practicing in the Chicago Metropolitan area. It was founded to promote the interests and welfare of women lawyers and to support legislation that promotes the common good and equitable administration of justice. The WBAI later extended its membership to males.

This event will take place at the Chicago Bar Association. To learn more, click here.