Women Rainmakers Conference
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Venue: St. Regis Hotel
Address: 1919 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, TX 77027
ROBINYOUNG & COMPANY is proud to announce our Gold Sponsorship of the inaugural Women Rainmakers Conference. This will be the premier unaffiliated, independent female lawyer event in Texas. The purpose of the conference is to provide female lawyers a group to explore how gender affects their careers.
Texas Women Rainmakers want all up-and-coming female lawyers to achieve greatness. They aim to provide a forum where female lawyers can support each other. Their goals are to empower women to become decision makers, provide networking opportunities, promote women lawyers, mentor and share their knowledge, teach female lawyers to know their value, and educate.
Learn more about the event here.
Meagan Hassan is a constitutional rights attorney with strong interests in civil rights, privacy, and speech. In her first appearance as lead trial attorney in 2012, she secured the largest internet defamation verdict in the country to date. Together with her partner, William Pieratt Demond, she has filed, fought, and prevailed in civil rights cases regarding use of excessive force, unlawful searches and seizures, the right to bear arms, and governmental immunities. She has conducted court-authorized depositions of grand jurors, pierced a municipality’s policies concerning confidential informants, and provided counsel on a developing country’s cybercrime law. When she isn’t consulting on internet defamation cases throughout the country, she protects due process rights while litigating police misconduct, cruel and unusual punishment, inadequate prison medical care, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Meagan is an East Coast native. She opened Demond & Hassan, PLLC’s Houston office in 2011 and recently opened a second office in the DC Metro area. She now splits her time between Texas and Maryland and takes on civil rights abuses wherever she finds them.
Jenny Selber is one of those people whose heart bleeds for everyone and everything she comes in contact with; this quality mixed with a sharp mind, helpful spirit and creative juices that never stop flowing, make her a treasured account manager at Integrate PR.
Jenny started as a social media account executive at Integrate three years ago and has grown with the agency to help lead the team through countless successes. Jenny uses her smart communications and management strategies, and let’s not forget scrappiness, to get the job done for her clients. Although Selber has a knack for all things socially responsible and community related, her professional experience expands to start-up businesses, oil and natural gas corporations, museums and art galleries, fashion and retail stores, restaurants, real estate companies, socially responsible business, and non-profit organizations.
In and out of the office, Selber is most proud of her uncanny ability to communicate with just about anyone in writing, over social media platforms and in person. Jenny is an active member in the Junior League of Houston and serves on the Anti-Defamation League’s Young Leaders & Professionals steering committee.
Martha Newman, J.D., is a lawyer coach/consultant who helps attorneys launch their practices, advance their careers and get rid of obstacles that stand in the way of success. Her specialties are powerful communication, business development, brand- building and leadership. She coaches throughout the state of Texas.
Ms. Newman is a graduate of UT Law School and practiced as an oil and gas litigator before earning her graduate credentials in coaching. Martha is serving her fifth year as a member of the Law Practice Management Committee of the Texas Bar.
In addition to her lawyer coaching practice, Ms. Newman is hired by the University of Texas at Dallas as an executive coach for adults seeking their Executive MBA degrees. She is a former TV anchor and news reporter for Channel 8 News in Dallas and a vice-chair of the Fort Worth Zoning Commission.
Her coaching is action-oriented and focuses on creative strategies that achieve tangible results for her clients. She has earned the coveted PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credential from the International Coaching Federation for her coaching expertise.
Kathy Snapka received her B.B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1977 and her J.D. from Baylor University of Law in 1980. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1981 and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court in the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Snapka is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocates.
Ms. Snapka is a member of the Corpus Christi Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice, Associate; American Board of Trial Advocates; Master of the Bench in the Reynaldo G. Garza’s American Inns of Court; International Society of Barristers; and American College of Trial Lawyers.
Ms. Snapka has been lead counsel in landmark cases involving crashworthiness, negligence, and pharmaceuticals which have resulted in substantial recoveries for her clients. She is a nationally recognized speaker on trial advocacy and product liability issues. Her practice is limited to complex personal injury, pharmaceutical litigation, construction, commercial and toxic tort litigation.
She is married to Brian David Charles and has a daughter, Marykathryn and a son, Matthew.