Member Spotlight: Chris Macchiaroli

Christopher Macchiaroli has been an attorney for 17 years and has spent the majority of his career living and working in the District of Columbia. He has also spent significant time as a lawyer in New York City and Miami. Chris has been a civil litigator, federal prosecutor, and criminal defense attorney, and has represented [...]

By |2021-10-18T18:47:57+00:00October 20th, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

WBA Statement on the Importance of Supporting Women Lawyers Who are Mothers and Caregivers

The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (“WBA”) is proud of its long history of promoting the advancement of women lawyers. Since 1917, the WBA has fought for equality and, in accordance with its mission, it has specifically fought to protect the interests of women lawyers and to promote their mutual improvement. Because [...]

By |2021-09-29T01:17:41+00:00September 29th, 2021|Blog, Statement|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Kathryn Caballero

Kathryn Caballero has practiced environmental law in Washington DC for 22 years, first in the environmental practice group at Arnold & Porter, and then with the Environmental Protection Agency. Kathryn is currently the acting Associate Director in the Air Enforcement Division of EPA's Office of Civil Enforcement, and was previously a senior attorney in the [...]

By |2021-09-21T14:38:54+00:00September 22nd, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

WBA and Other Organizations of Women Lawyers Defend Women’s Constitutional Abortion Rights in Joint Amicus Brief Submitted to U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

More than 30 organizations of women lawyers and future legal professionals, led by three notable U.S. organizations of women lawyers, submitted an amicus brief in support of respondents in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which could overturn Roe v. Wade and the almost 50 years of constitutional jurisprudence guaranteeing [...]

By |2021-09-20T21:25:17+00:00September 20th, 2021|Blog, News|0 Comments

The WBA Condemns Texas Law Endangering Women’s Reproductive Health

The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia condemns Texas Senate Bill 8 (“TX SB8”) as the latest assault on women’s reproductive health. This Texas law makes abortion unavailable six weeks following a woman’s last menstrual period, making it insensitive to basic biology and women’s reproductive health. It deputizes private citizens to file private [...]

By |2021-09-15T19:57:13+00:00September 15th, 2021|Blog, Statement|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Ama Romaine

Ama Romaine is the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for G6 Hospitality, the parent company for the iconic Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands where she leads the company’s ESG platform, Lighting the Way. She is also responsible for Risk Management and Franchise Administration. In her role, Ama developed and implemented the company’s first [...]

By |2021-09-14T19:20:11+00:00September 15th, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Chiara Tondi Resta

Chiara Tondi Resta is an Associate at Wiley, where her practice is focused on insurance coverage litigation and counseling.  Chiara went to law school at the University of Virginia, and was President of the Innocence Project there. Although she doesn’t practice criminal law full time, post-conviction issues and work is something that is very important [...]

By |2021-09-08T01:22:31+00:00September 8th, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Lauren Drake

Lauren Drake is a Partner at Macrae, Inc., a legal recruiting boutique with a focus on the placement of law firm partners. She joined the WBA in 2020 and quickly become involved in the Membership Committee. She also coordinates Macrae’s support of the WBA as a sponsor; the firm has supported our Fall Leadership Series [...]

By |2021-09-01T17:53:59+00:00September 1st, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Ellen Jakovic

Ellen M. Jakovic is Of Counsel in the antitrust group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Prior to 2021, Ellen was a partner and headed the Firm’s Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR) filing practice. She was recently elected as President-Elect of the DC Bar and has served as President of both the WBA (2002-2003) and [...]

By |2021-08-24T17:01:01+00:00August 25th, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Natasha Sim

Natasha Sim is an attorney and CDFI Program Manager at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). Since joining NCRC in late 2020, she has led the implementation of a multi-million-dollar lending program and managed the development of an affordable housing initiative aiming to produce 20 million homes by 2030. A native New Zealander, Natasha came [...]

By |2021-08-17T04:18:01+00:00August 18th, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments
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