Pepper Hamilton partner Barbara T. Sicalides has been selected as a member of the 2014 DirectWomen Board Institute, a program designed to identify and promote qualified women lawyers to serve on corporate boards of public companies.
Head of the Antitrust Section of Pepper’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Ms. Sicalides serves on the Advisory Board for the firm’s recently restructured Women’s Initiative (WIN!), an affinity group that focuses on recruiting, retaining, promoting, and supporting the firm’s female attorneys.
Ms. Sicalides currently serves on the editorial board of the American Bar Association’s upcoming State Antitrust Practice and Statutes (5th ed.) and is an active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association; she co-chairs its Antitrust Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section. Ms. Sicalides is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, is highly rated in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and was selected for inclusion on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers lists for 2013. She speaks regularly and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on competition-related issues.
The centerpiece of the DirectWomen initiative, the DirectWomen Board Institute is an annual two-day program providing an orientation and update on key issues facing current and future directors, with the goal of positioning a group of exceptional senior women lawyers for service as directors of major U.S. corporations. Now in its 6th year, the Board Institute will be held January 22-24, 2014 in New York City.
The mission of DirectWomen is to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards. DirectWomen identifies, develops, and supports a growing group of accomplished women attorneys who provide the experience, independence and diversity required for good corporate governance. Both Catalyst, the leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business, and the ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession are partners with DirectWomen.