PALO ALTO, June 22, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P, a leading international law firm, today announced that John Martin, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Partner in Charge of the firm’s Palo Alto office and Chair of the firm’s Technology Sector committee, will be participating in the Women in Law Hackathon, which will be held June 24th at Stanford University.
The event is a “Shark Tank-like pitch competition” created by the Diversity Lab in conjunction with Bloomberg Law and Stanford Law School.
“The goal of the Hackathon is to generate innovative ideas and solutions that will lead to greater retention and advancement of experienced women in law firms,” according to Diversity Lab.
The participating teams will present their concepts to a panel of judges which includes executives from PepsiCo, Microsoft, Wal-Mart and others.
“The participants and competitors have invested a great deal of time and effort in these submissions over the last six months and I am excited to participate in this competition,” said John Martin. “Baker Botts is focused on the advancement and retention of women lawyers both within our firm and across the global legal industry and events such as this provide a creative way to help reach those goals,” added Mr. Martin.
“Baker Botts was one of the inaugural members of the Onramp Fellowship and we are delighted to once again be working with Caren Stacy on such an exciting and innovative initiative such as the Women in Law Hackathon event at Stanford University,” said Elaine Walsh, a Washington D.C. based partner and Chair of the firm’s Global Women’s Forum.
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