Karol Kepchar Participates in Stanford's Women in Law “Hackathon,” Scores Team Second-Place Win

Akin Gump intellectual property partner and diversity committee chairperson Karol Kepchar participated in Stanford Law School's conference "Women in Law Hackathon," in which lawyers competed to pitch solutions that could improve gender parity in law firms. The top three teams were awarded prizes ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to be donated to the organizations of their choosing.

Kepchar’s nine-member team placed second with its idea to enlist help from large institutional clients to develop and advance female attorneys, specifically with regard to relationship succession planning. Their $7,500 prize is being donated to the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas—an educational institution devoted to the success of the full spectrum of women in law, from first-year law students to experienced attorneys.