The Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law is launching a District of Columbia Chapter-with FisherBroyles Employment Counsel Amy Epstein Gluck serving as DC Chapter Secretary. Ms. Epstein Gluck follows partner Christina Bost Seaton, who launched the New York chapter of the Coalition in 2017.
The Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law is a nonprofit membership association that brings together law firms, government, and companies of all sizes. Founded in 2008, the Coalition now comprises more than 120 member organizations, reaching thousands of women attorneys. Through networking events, programming, and dynamic speakers, the Coalition aims to educate, support, and promote women attorneys and their careers.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to connect with and advocate for other women in the legal profession,” said Ms. Epstein Gluck. “Christina [Bost Seaton] really paved the path for me when she launched the New York chapter. This organization is a great way to get to know attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and practice areas. I look forward to bringing the Coalition’s mission to our thriving legal community here in DC. Christina has done an incredible job with it in New York.”
Other women on the Coalition’s DC Chapter Steering Committee include Marjorie Just (Offit Kurman), Nicole Kobrine, (Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP), Lisa Bleier (SIFMA), Merry Campbell (Shulman Rogers), Victoria Ortega (Blank Rome LLP), and Amanda Pedvin Varma (Steptoe & Johnson LLP).
Amy Epstein Gluck is Employment Counsel to the firm, specializes in employment law and commercial litigation, and she is co-author of the firm’s Employment Discrimination blog. She serves as a trusted legal advisor to business owners and in-house counsel advising employers about workplace culture, compliance with anti-discrimination laws (Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, FLSA, etc.), HR policies, retaliation, and navigating #MeToo issues while complying with federal, state, and local employment laws with an eye toward preventing organizational problems, not just reacting to them. She is also a litigator practicing in restrictive covenants, business torts, and breach of contract actions in DC and Virginia.
Christina Bost Seaton is a business litigation attorney with extensive state and federal regulatory and litigation experience in (1) restrictive covenants and trade secrets; (2) privacy and cybersecurity; and (3) electronic discovery, which has led to numerous publications and speaking engagements in these areas. She has wide-ranging substantive experience, including securities litigation, derivative litigation, accountants’ liability, real estate matters (REITs, private equity funds, commercial landlord-tenant, foreclosures, Yellowstone injunctions, zoning disputes), all types of commercial disputes, and employment law.