As women attorneys at the height of their career gather for the sixth biennial Women’s Power Summit on April 10-12, Jackson Walker partner Stephanie L. Chandler will join to speak about her walk alongside the church at Sutherland Springs as their legal counsel following a shooting that resulted in the deaths of 26 church attendees and injured another 20. She will also share her experience in providing legal guidance in crisis management situations. Stephanie’s co-panelists include Christina M. Ackermann, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Bausch Health Companies Inc.; Stacey Doré, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Hunt Utility Services; and Teresa Wynn Roseborough, Executive Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Home Depot.
In addition to Stephanie, the Summit will feature over 70 presenters and speeches from civil rights champion Gloria Allred as she discusses the power of women to make change and Mara Liasson, National Political Correspondent for NPR, nationally recognized for her coverage of politics and policy, who, leveraging her experience as a reporter in Washington, D.C., will discuss power and leadership in the modern age. Those invited to attend the Summit include chief legal officers and general counsel, law firm managing partners, judges, government officials, law school deans, bar presidents, and other preeminent lawyers, as well as academics and business leaders who are positioned to make significant and lasting change in the legal profession.
Reeling from one of the largest mass shootings in U.S. history, the small church in Sutherland Springs found itself at a loss after almost all of their leadership team and those with signatory authority and decision authority lost their lives in the terrible incident. As she walked alongside the church, Stephanie helped to guide the pastor through the first meeting of the membership following the shooting, to form a Restoration Committee to help the church meet its immediate needs and minister to the many victims, and to manage very contentious press relations as reporters sought detailed information as to how victims’ needs were being met while the church struggled to maintain the privacy of the individuals who had already been so hurt by the tragedy.
Convened by the Center for Women in Law, the invitation-only event will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. In expressing her gratitude for the opportunity to speak at the Summit, Stephanie said: “I am honored that the Center for Women in Law invited me to speak at the Women’s Power Summit. This is a wonderful opportunity to take part in a collective effort to address issues facing women and the legal profession as a whole and provide guidance to attendees about how to manage a significant crisis situation.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity to take part in a collective effort to address issues facing women and the legal profession as a whole and provide guidance to attendees about how to manage a significant crisis situation.”
Operating within The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, the Center for Women in Law (CWIL) is the only center in the nation dedicated to the success of the entire spectrum of women in law, from first-year law students to established attorneys.
To view the event schedule and full lineup of speakers, visit the 2019 Women’s Power Summit website.
Stephanie L. Chandler partners with her clients to help them build their businesses. Her track record of working with clients from the earliest stages of their development through significant liquidity events, typically in the role of outside general counsel managing the legal issues related to each growth stage, allows her to bring a uniquely broad-based perspective to the matters she handles. Stephanie’s experience guiding both public and private companies in governance matters and major transitions has been an extraordinary resource to the clients she serves.
Stephanie has been recognized as one of 100 national Influencers in the area of Law by American City Business Journals (2018), with a Women’s Leadership Award from the San Antonio Business Journal (2017), in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2017), by The Best Lawyers in America in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2017-2019) and in Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2019), and among Who’s Who in Energy by the American City Business Journals (2012-2015). In 2014, in recognition of her leadership in Jackson Walker programs encouraging the success of women, she received an ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award from the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
She received her B.S.B.A. in finance, with highest distinction, from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.