Naples, Fla. — Susan Healy, president of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, will discuss challenges facing women attorneys and the transition from law school to practice in her keynote address to the South Florida chapters of FAWL on Sunday.
The brunch, hosted jointly by the law schools at Florida International University and Nova Southeastern, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the atrium at the FIU College of Law at 11200 SW 8th St., Miami, 33199.
Healy, a partner in the Vernon Healy law firm that focuses its practice on complex financial disputes and securities fraud litigation and arbitration, said she’s eager to talk about what FAWL is doing to assist new lawyers and young lawyers.
“We’re really focusing our attention on teaching leadership skills to young women attorneys,” Healy said. “Often it’s difficult for women attorneys to find mentors who can help them navigate issues in their careers that are particular to women.”
Healy was elected and currently serves as the president of FAWL, a statewide organization comprised of 29 local chapters. Current FAWL members include representatives from Florida’s judicial, legal and political communities, including members of the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Senate and House of Representatives. As President, Healy serves as the FAWL representative on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. She also serves as a member of the Florida Bar’s Special Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
In recent years, Healy’s noteworthy cases include filing more than $10 million in civil securities fraud arbitration claims on behalf of investors in Lehman notes. The investments were marketed as 100 percent principal protected notes, but the investors lost virtually all of their investment when Lehman filed bankruptcy in 2008. In addition, Healy brought a fraud and mismanagement civil action on behalf of land trust beneficiaries, and she represented fraud victims of a Jackson Hewitt franchise.
Healy’s Bar Admissions include: State of Florida Bar (1984), U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1986) U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (2002), Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1986) United States Supreme Court (1987).
The Vernon Healy law firm, based in Naples, Florida, devotes its practice to complex commercial litigation and assisting clients nationwide in pursuing recovery of losses caused by all manner of financial fraud and negligence. The firm’s investigations have delved into myriad financial products and practices, including structured products such as principal protected notes and reverse convertibles, non-traded REITs, Preferred stock, TICs, private equity investments, tax shelters such as 419 plans, hedge funds and fund of hedge funds, Ponzi schemes, annuities, and ETFs (exchange traded funds).
For more information about FAWL, contact Susan Healy at 239-649-5390 or by email at email@example.com