Celebrating Diversity in Leadership

November 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Rutgers Center for Gender, Sexuality, Law and Policy with Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance present, “Celebrating Diversity in Leadership.”

Panelists Mary Beth Hogan, Rutgers Law, ’90, Co-Chair of Litigation, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Natalie R. Williams, Managing Director and General Counsel for Responsible Banking and Data, JP Morgan Chase & Co; and Jen Wong, Chief Operating Officer, Time Inc., and President, Digital, Time Inc. will explore the pipelines and pathways to leadership with discussion moderator, Suzanne A. Kim, Professor of Law and Judge Denny Chin Scholar, Rutgers Law School and Director, Center for Gender, Sexuality, Law and Policy.

This event is open to Rutgers Law alumni and current students. Please register here by November 11, 2016.


Mary Bethhogan_mary_beth_lo2 Hogan, Rutgers Law, ’90, Co-Chair of Litigation, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Mary Beth Hogan is Co-Chair of the Litigation Department and has a broad-gauged litigation and investigations practice. Her practice focuses on regulatory investigations and enforcement actions involving the Department of Justice, State Attorneys General, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, New York’s Department of Financial Services and other federal and state regulators. In the past several years, she has represented a number of large financial institutions on various mortgage- and credit card-related investigations and class actions. In addition, she represents companies and law firms in commercial litigation and employment matters, including those involving the False Claims Act, whistleblower and discrimination claims. She has also represented several prominent educational institutions in sensitive sexual abuse investigations.

Ms. Hogan was named the 2015 “Lawyer of the Year for Private Practice” for gender diversity in the profession by Chambers & Partners. She has also been recognized as Up & Coming Litigation Lawyer of the Year at the 2012 Chambers USA Women in Law awards; a “Future Star” in the 2009 edition of the IFLR Benchmark Litigation Guide, where clients say, “she is someone we trust and will go to when we need someone to work hard on a case;” and in 2007, one of the Top 50 litigators in the United States under the age of 45 by The American Lawyer. She was also recognized in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching” issue (2013) and was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation 2014.” Ms. Hogan was featured in a documentary on the New York Times website, “Great Expectations for Female Lawyers” (2013), a follow-up from a 2001 New York Times Magazine article in which 21 women lawyers at Debevoise were profiled and interviewed about the career prospects for women in law firms. Ms. Hogan is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA (2008-2015), where she is noted as a “rising star,” praised for her “top-notch skills in drafting and analysis,” and where clients have described her as “focused, practical and cooperative. She has a great understanding of our business needs and can cut straight to the issues.” Ms. Hogan is also recommended for Labor and Employment Litigation, Financial Services (Litigation) and Commercial Litigation by The Legal 500 US (2015).


Natalienatalie-williams2 R. Williams, Managing Director and General Counsel for Responsible Banking and Data, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Natalie R. Williams is the General Counsel for Responsible Banking and Data for CCB.  Prior to joining the firm, she served as an Assistant Deputy Enforcement Director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In that role, she supervised a team of lawyers throughout the country investigating and prosecuting alleged violations of federal consumer financial protection laws. Natalie also was a special counsel to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group and Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau during the Spitzer administration. At the Civil Rights Bureau, she brought numerous fair lending, predatory lending, housing discrimination, employment discrimination and racial profiling enforcement actions. In addition, she served as the Corporate Fair Lending Officer for Citigroup’s Global Consumer Group, an Associate White House Counsel during the Clinton administration, and a law clerk to Justice Sonia Sotomayor when the Justice served on the federal district court. Natalie began her career as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, where her practice focused on complex commercial litigation, products liability, international arbitration and securities fraud. Natalie is a graduate of Cornell University and Yale Law School.


Jen Wonjen_wongtimeinc-1g, Chief Operating Officer, Time Inc., and President, Digital, Time Inc.

Jen Wong became Chief Operating Officer of Time Inc. in September 2016. Wong also serves as President, Digital overseeing Time Inc.’s digital and interactive strategies and operations, including its ad-supported and subscription-based digital properties that reach more than 150 million consumers every month. She is responsible for the development, launch and acquisition of strategic digital services and oversees The Foundry, Time Inc.’s state-of-the-art creative lab and content studio. Wong also is responsible for Time Inc.’s Consumer Marketing + Revenue division, including TCS, Synapse and Bizrate Insights.

A digital veteran, Wong has accelerated Time Inc.’s digital transformation and encouraged the realization of our powerful media brands. She is an executive who is both highly analytical and creative, and she has a proven record of growing digital content and commerce businesses. Success has been achieved at each company where she has worked and she has succeeded in complex organizations.

Wong came to Time Inc. from POPSUGAR, Inc., where she was Chief Business Officer. From 2011 to 2015, she led business operations and growth strategies for the company’s media and commerce businesses. She grew the POPSUGAR and ShopStyle brands internationally while also expanding the company’s ad products, video business, commerce revenue and other high-growth revenue streams and businesses.

Wong previously held several executive management roles at AOL, where she oversaw global business operations and then AOL Huffington Post Media Group’s lifestyle portfolio of brands, including StyleList, HuffPost Style, HuffPost Food and HuffPost Travel. During her tenure at AOL, she helped oversee M&A efforts and integrations, including the acquisitions of TechCrunch, 5Min and The Huffington Post. Earlier in her career Wong was an associate partner in the Telecom, Media and High Tech practice at McKinsey & Company, working with a range of digital media and technology clients.

A Harvard Business School graduate, Wong received a master’s degree in engineering economic systems and operations research from Stanford University after graduating from Yale University with a degree in applied mathematics.



kimsa_imgSuzanne A. Kim, Professor of Law and Judge Denny Chin Scholar, Rutgers Law School and Director, Rutgers Center for Gender, Sexuality, Law and Policy

Suzanne A. Kim is Professor of Law and Judge Denny Chin Scholar at Rutgers Law School. Professor Kim has served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Rutgers Law. In the fall of 2016, Professor Kim will be a visiting scholar at Emory Law School through its Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative. A recipient of the Dream Professor Award from the Association of Black Law Students at Rutgers Law, Professor Kim has been a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and has also taught at Fordham Law School. She is the founding director of the interdisciplinary Rutgers Center for Gender, Sexuality, Law and Policy. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Department of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University-Newark.

Professor Kim has served as an appointed member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns. She has practiced law as a litigation associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York and received the firm’s Pro Bono Service Award. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Denny Chin, then of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and now of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Professor Kim was a lecturer-in-law at Stanford Law School in what is now the Thomas C. Grey Fellowship program.

A member of the Community Advisory Board of the Center for Urban Youth and Families of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Professor Kim also serves on the Executive Committee of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University. Professor Kim is a member of the Board of Advisors of the nonprofit organization Unchained at Last. Professor Kim earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.


Check-in will begin at 6:15 pm
Reception 6:30-7:00 pm
Panel Discussion 7:00-8:00 pm