Gibbons Director Kristin Sostowski Sworn in as Executive Officer of National Association of Women Lawyers


August 1, 2012

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL®) installed its 2012-2013 slate of officers and board members at its Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon, held July 19 in New York City. Kristin D. Sostowski, a director in the Gibbons Employment & Labor Law Department, was inducted to the Executive Board as a Member at Large. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg performed the swearing-in.

Ms. Sostowski is a longtime, active member of NAWL. She currently serves as one of the Tri-Chairs of the organization’s Program Committee and in 2010 received NAWL’s Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award. This is her second year-long term as an Executive Board Member at Large. Ms. Sostowski is similarly active with the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, for which she serves as a Trustee at Large.

The NAWL Annual Meeting featured numerous keynote and breakout sessions. In keeping with the firm’s longstanding involvement with the organization, Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons, was a panelist for the session “The Pipeline to Equity Partnership: The Skills, Strategies, and Stumbling Blocks Senior Women Lawyers Encounter on Their Path to Reach Equity Status.”

About NAWL
The National Association of Women Lawyers® (NAWL) is the leading national voluntary organization devoted to the interests of women lawyers and women’s legal rights. Founded in 1899‚ long before most local and national bar associations admitted women, NAWL has historically served as an educational forum and an active voice for the concerns of women in the legal profession. NAWL is about solutions, both for workplace issues facing women lawyers and for societal problems confronting women in our nation and worldwide. NAWL, through its members and committees, functions as the voice of women in the law™, providing a collective voice in the bar, courts, Congress, and workplaces to make women’s concerns heard. NAWL continues to support and advance the interests of women in and under the law, and in so doing, supports and advances the social, political, and professional empowerment of women. Through its programs and networks, NAWL provides the tools for women in the profession to advance, prosper and enrich the profession. For more information regarding NAWL, please visit