Roberta Liebenberg
Partner, Chair of DirectWomen, Chair of ABA Gender Equity Task Force

Roberta (“Bobbi”) D. Liebenberg is a partner at Fine, Kaplan and Black in Philadelphia, where she focuses her practice on class actions, antitrust and complex commercial litigation, and white collar criminal defense.

Ms. Liebenberg has held leadership roles in numerous organizations focused on the advancement of women in the legal profession, and has written extensively and spoken widely on numerous issues of importance to women lawyers. From 2008-11 and 2013-14, she served as Chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, whose first Chair was Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was the first Chair of the ABA's Gender Equity Task Force from 2012-2013. She was Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, and also served as Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee. Ms. Liebenberg is a co-founder and now Chair of DirectWomen, the only organization whose mission is to increase the representation of women attorneys on corporate boards. She was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness. In addition, she is a Visionary Delegate and Vice Chair of Vision 2020, a national organization based in Philadelphia that is dedicated to achieving gender equality by the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020. Ms. Liebenberg is a Leader in Residence at the Center for Women in the Law at the University of Texas School of Law.

In recognition of her many professional accomplishments and longstanding efforts to help women advance and succeed, Ms. Liebenberg has received a number of honors and awards. In April 2014, she received the Chambers Women in Law “Outstanding Achievement Award.” In January 2013, she was the recipient of the inaugural Chambers Women in Law Award for “Outstanding Contributions to Gender Diversity and Equality.”

In April 2015, the National Law Journal named Ms. Liebenberg as one of the nation’s 75 most “Outstanding Women Lawyers.” Previously, in 1997 the National Law Journal had named her as one of its “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America.” In April 2015, she was honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by The Legal Intelligencer, in recognition of her exemplary career and her significant impact on the profession. She has been named several times as one of the “Top Ten Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania,” and is the only woman in Pennsylvania to receive this designation. In January 2014, she was named the recipient of the inaugural “Sharing Her Passion” Award by the Ms. JD organization, which is given to a woman who is inspiring younger women lawyers through sponsorship, mentorship, and sharing her passion for the practice. In November, 2012, she received the Florence K. Murray Award from the National Association of Women Judges. That Award is given to someone who has opened doors and advanced opportunities for women attorneys. Ms. Liebenberg is also the recipient of the 2008 Sandra Day O’Connor Award by the Philadelphia Bar Association. This Award is conferred annually on a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments, and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community. In October, 2006, she was named by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell as a “Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania” for her leadership and contributions to the State. In April, 2003, she was named as the first recipient of the Lynette Norton Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession. That Award was given to her in recognition of her outstanding litigation skills and mentoring.

Dee Sekar
Editor: Global Diversity
Chambers and Partners

Dee Sekar is a UK qualified solictor and Global Diversity Editor at Chambers & Partners. For the last 3 years, Dee has worked extensively on the Chambers Women in Law programme. She created the Chambers Women in Law blog which has established a global online discussion and community of female lawyers. In September 2013, she devised the Chambers Women in Law seminars. To date, Dee has moderated nine Women in Law seminars in the USA and Latin America. In just under a year, Dee has created a strong working relationship with hundreds of in-house lawyers in the USA and Latin America and works closely with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, DirectWomen, Juridico de Saias (Brazil) and Association of Corporate Counsel (Brazil).

In January 2015, Dee launched the Chambers Diversity program which encompasses gender, minority lawyers, LGBT, physical and social mobility and corporate social responsibility in the legal profession.

Through research, seminars and awards, Chambers Diversity will be bringing a unique perspective to global diversity in the legal profession. Covering UK, Europe, Asia, USA and Latin America, the programme will give a platform to the most outstanding lawyers who have shown a real commitment to advancing diversity in the law. Chambers Diversity will also investigate the recruitment, retention and promotion of diverse lawyers in companies, law firms and barristers' chambers and will monitor this progress over time.

Caren Ulrich Stacy
Founder, OnRamp Fellowship & Legal Talent Lab

Caren Ulrich Stacy is a talent management expert with more than 20 years of experience in lawyer recruitment, development, and diversity. After serving as the head of talent for several top law firms, including Arnold & Porter, Weil Gotshal, and Cooley, Caren co-founded a start-up company that pioneered a data-driven “Moneyball” approach to lawyer recruitment and executed the first empirical study to uncover the traits and behaviors of successful rainmakers.

Caren is currently the managing partner of the Legal Talent Lab, which creates and invests in innovative talent and diversity initiatives that improve the legal profession. The Lab’s hallmark project – the OnRamp Fellowship – has helped boost diversity in law firms as the first “Returnship” ever launched in the legal profession for women lawyers. Other current projects include: – Highlighting individuals and initiatives that advance women in law, tech, science, finance, and other industries to encourage support of their efforts Law Firm Culture Analysis – Facilitating the first empirical study with AmLaw 200 law firms to better understand the firms’ overall cultures as well as the micro-cultures that exist in each practice group/office The Judicial Diversity Initiative – Providing diverse lawyers with details on how to apply for state judgeships and a listing of current openings across the U.S. – Promoting successful women lawyers across the country who have been identified as experts in their field by Chambers and BTI

As a noted talent expert, Caren was awarded the National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP) Mark of Distinction in 2009, the InnovAction Award by the College of Law Practice Management in 2014, and the Ms. JD “Strength in Numbers” Award in 2015. The "Take A Little Action" video Caren created with Steve Gluckman to showcase individuals who are advancing women was awarded the 2015 Catalyst #DisruptTheDefault award. In addition, Caren was elected in 2010 as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management – an honor awarded to fewer than 200 individuals in the country – and appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Commission on Improving the Legal Profession in 2013.

Caren teaches as an adjunct professor for the University of Denver College of Law and serves as a Judicial Performance Commissioner (evaluating judges in the 20th District in Boulder, Colorado). She is also the founder and editor of, a collaborative blog with more than 25 talent management experts. Over the past two decades, she has contributed to more than 250 talent management presentations and publications and authored several highly regarded books, including Loyalty by Design: A Practical Guide for Developing an Effective Attorney Integration Program.