Rita O’Neill Appointed Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Women in M&A Task ForceFebruary 9, 2016
At the end of January, Ms. O'Neill was announced as the new vice chair of the American Bar Association's Women in M&A Task Force. The Women in M&A Task Force was formed with the goal of increasing the participation and retention of women in M&A. Ms. O'Neill has helped spearhead the law firm outreach initiative, including organizing and leading roundtable discussions and panels at various law schools across the country for female law students interested in business law. As vice chair, Ms. O'Neill will continue to focus on four key initiatives of the Women in M&A Task Force: (i) work with law schools to educate women law school students about the profession; (ii) increase awareness at law firms; (iii) promote networking and provide business development forums and tools; and (iv) enable the sharing of materials, experiences and best practices by creating forums for communication.