Women, Leadership, and the Law: A Discussion with Women Leaders on Rising in the Profession

July 14, 2022
1pm EDT


The Litigation Counsel of America Complimentary Webinar Series, together with the Diversity Law Institute (DLI), are proud to present “Women, Leadership, and the Law: A Discussion with Women Leaders on Rising in the Profession,” on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 1:00pm EDT, featuring LCA Senior Fellow and DLI Advisory Board Co-Chair Sheryl L. Axelrod of The Axelrod Firm, PC, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Danielle M. Corcione of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC, in West Orange, New Jersey; Afsar Farman-Farmaian of Varagon Capital Partners in New York, New York; and the program moderator, Jamie L. Augustinsky of The Axelrod Firm, PC, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You will not want to miss this innovative and dynamic discussion. Register today!

Panel of Experts

Sheryl L. Axelrod
The Axelrod Firm, PC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sheryl L. Axelrod is the President & CEO of The Axelrod Firm, a 5-attorney, woman-owned law firm with offices in Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. A Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, she provides strategic, results-driven advice and representation to companies in commercial, employment, and general liability litigation, serves as a mediator and settlement master, helping parties resolve disputes, and serves on the distinguished panel of AAA arbitrators handling Large & Complex Commercial Litigation. Sheryl is also an expert and sought after speaker in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space who has been recognized with a number of awards including the LCA’s Peter Perlman Service Award, the 2017 Diversity Award from the Diversity Law Institute, the NAMWOLF Yolanda Coly Advocacy Award, the Temple Law Alumni Association’s Women’s Champion Award, and induction into The League for Entrepreneurial Women of Temple University Hall of Fame.


Danielle M. Corcione
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
West Orange, New Jersey

Danielle Corcione is the Practice Group Leader of the Government & Corporate Investigations Group at CSG Law. Danielle is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. Danielle has extensive experience conducting internal investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct. She is sensitive to the complex issues faced by survivors of sexual assault and leads her investigations with independence and compassion. Danielle started her career in big law, served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and as Senior Privacy Counsel at Avon Products Inc. Danielle’s practice requires navigating through the unprecedented. One of Danielle’s strengths is creating space for individuals and organizations when they are going through their worst moments. Clients hire her to help see them through to the other side.


Afsar Farman-Farmaian
Varagon Capital Partners
New York, New York

Afsar Farman-Farmaian is a Managing Director, General Counsel, and Senior Compliance Officer of Varagon. Afsar joined Varagon from AIG Investments, where she had senior responsibility for the structuring, legal and regulatory aspects of alternative investment strategies. She previously held senior legal and investment roles at PineBridge Investments. She began her career at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP. She earned an A.B. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.



Jamie L. Augustinsky, Moderator
The Axelrod Firm, PC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jamie L. Augustinsky is a Senior Associate Attorney with The Axelrod Firm, where she supports the Firm in representing corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental entities in employment, bodily injury and commercial litigation matters. She also counsels and trains employers on compliance with employment laws and other risk mitigation. Jamie is a graduate of Villanova University, where she majored in Communications and minored in Business, and graduated from Penn State Law. During law school, Jamie was a Comments Editor for the Arbitration Law Review, and was inducted into the Woolsack Honor Society for being in the top 15% of her class. Jamie serves as an Arbitrator with the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Compulsory Arbitration Program. She is a member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms Labor and Employment Practice Area Committee, and has participated as a Mentee in the Forum of Executive Women’s Mentoring Program.


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