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Kutak Rock Attorneys Serve in NAWL Leadership Positions

News - Inclusiveness and Diversity | January 27, 2023

Four Kutak Rock partners will hold new or ongoing leadership positions within the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) in 2023. 

NAWL’s event host committees play an important role in planning and executing NAWL conferences. Erica Goven, an intellectual property partner in Omaha, has been a member of NAWL event host committees for several years. She currently co-chairs the Sponsorship Committee and serves on the host committee for NAWL’s Mid-Year Meeting taking place March 16-17.

The Women Lawyers Journal, established in 1911, is a bi-annual NAWL publication that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information for NAWL members. It also serves as a catalyst for stirring coalition and community with other women lawyers across the country and the world. Washington, D.C. partner Deborah Froling is serving on the editorial board. She is also a NAWL past president and has previously held a position on the board of directors. 

NAWL Practice Area Affinity Groups provide a forum for members to dive more deeply into a practice area and network with women who share that practice area. The groups’ activities can include substantive programming, discussions on hot topics, or networking opportunities. They also serve as a forum for information sharing on best practices and recommendations. 

Lisa Sarver, who is co-chair of Kutak Rock’s national Mergers & Acquisitions Group and head of the Kutak Rock Omaha Corporate Finance Practice Group, serves as a co-chair of NAWL’s Women in Corporate Transactions Affinity Group. 

Margot Wickman is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and managing partner of the Kutak Rock Minneapolis office. She serves as a co-chair of NAWL’s Real Estate Affinity Group. 

NAWL provides leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. Since 1899 NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success.