Auf der herCAREER Expo 2024

European Network for Women in Leadership

WIL Europe is a nonprofit committed to the promotion and advancement of the professional and social interests of women in leadership positions and aspiring female leaders across Europe. Since 2010, we have acting as a platform whereby such women can meet and exchange, network, enlarge their horizons, and identify opportunities and ideas that are not readily available in their social and professional environments. We achieve our mission to connect, inspire and empower women to lead the way through our high-level events, networking and activities to raise our members’ visibility, as well as through our Women Talent Pool Leadership programme.

Inhaltliche Beteiligung

Lene Kohl

Lene Kohl
WIL member and Partner, Osborne Clarke law firm


17.10.2024 | 12:15 - 13:00 Uhr

MeetUp F.05 | Halle / hall 2

Thema/Themenreihe: Führung & Kommunikation, Karrierelaufbahn & Bewerbung

Joblevel: Einstieg, Professionals, Leitungsfunktion

(How) Can family and career be reconciled? Strategies and obstacles from a law firm partner
Lawyers in big law firms are known for working long hours. Many clients and colleagues expect them to be always available, flexible and focussed. It seems difficult to always reconcile this with the needs of the family. Learn about the career path of becoming a partner in an international law firm while raising two children, as well as personal and business reconciliation strategies and obstacles. Discuss how family and career can be reconciled, bringing in your own experience, and how businesses can contribute best to prevent talent brain drain.
Präsentiert von European Network for Women in Leadership

Details zum/r Referent/in Lene Kohl
Vita: Lene is a partner in Osborne Clarke’s German disputes team representing claimants and defendants in litigation and arbitration proceedings with a special focus on commercial, construction, competition, post M&A and mass tort disputes. She grew up bilingually in Hamburg and Rome, studied law in Berlin and received a doctorate degree at the University of Bielefeld. Lene started her career as a litigator in 2010, working for two other internationally active law firms, before joining Osborne Clarke’s Berlin office in 2019. She has litigated numerous complex cases before German courts on behalf of clients in various industries, including the IT, automotive, construction, energy, and insurance sectors. Lene is a WIL member and the German representative for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the international level of Osborne Clarke. She has two daughters, who were born in 2014 and 2017, and is passionate about opera (having studied classical singing during and after law school).