Free STEM Legal Webinar: Failure is an Option – Having a Growth Mindset – 9 June

The Monica Bay STEM Leadership committee is pleased to announce the second of three planned webinars designed to focus on STEM-related subjects, and which feature leading women in the legal technology arena. This webinar is free for all and features an illustrious panel of successful women attorneys and entrepreneurs who will share their personal advice and war stories on why it’s ok and even good to fail, why perfection doesn’t exist, and how they create and nurture a thriving network with growth mindset in mind.

Date and Time: 09, June, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pacific, 2 p.m. Eastern

Registration – To register for this free webinar, go to If you are not an ILTA member, simply create a new registration log in. There is no cost to attend and membership is not required.


Recruiting Manager, Global Legal Recruiting, Amazon

Lisa’s career has taken several exciting turns. Prior to heading up Amazon’s Global Legal Recruiting efforts, Lisa practiced law for 12 years, first as a litigation associate at Foster Pepper, followed by 7 years at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office where she was a Sr. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, moving from there to become corporate counsel at Labor Ready.  She transitioned to a career in legal recruiting and joined Amazon after working for Major Lindsey & Africa and Perkins Coie. Lisa has served on many non-profit boards including YouthCare and the ACLU Washington. Lisa received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her law degree from Boston College Law School.

Director, Corporate Counsel Segment, Thomson Reuters

Drawing from her experiences as a former assistant general counsel and law firm partner, Bernadette, is a frequent speaker and author on use of technology and analytics in corporate legal departments; collaboration between in-house and outside counsel; and best practices related to legal project management. Bernadette leads Thomson Reuters Market Development Group, charged with identifying trends and innovations affecting corporate legal department practice. She was a founding employee and Assistant General Counsel of Serengeti, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010. Bernadette was a partner at Graham & Dunn, where she was head of the firm’s Entrepreneur and Emerging Companies/Corporate practice group. Bernadette started her legal career advising start-up technology companies with Venture Law Group, a Silicon Valley law firm. She is a founding member of FLOW (Filipino Lawyers of Washington) and a previous Board President for Jubilee Women’s Center, a transitional shelter for homeless women in Seattle. Bernadette received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her law degree and LL.M (Taxation) from the University of Washington.



Donna Payne is a recognized expert in IT, with specialization in legal software and technology. Donna speaks on privacy, metadata, STEM and leadership. She has keynoted at conferences, spoken to Congress, and presented for government and security agencies worldwide. PayneGroup is creator of the first ever metadata removal tool (Metadata Assistant). The company’s other products for security including Redact Assistant, and Outlook Send Assistant. Other products include Numbering and Forms Assistant. Payne has authored 13 books including the bestselling series, Word for Law Firms.


For more information on this press release, contact Donna Payne, or 206-344-8966.