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AWARDS & INITIATIVES

Kirsten S. Branigan is the founder and owner of The Law Office of Kirsten Scheurer Branigan, P.C., a 100% woman-own employment law firm committed to the hiring, retention and advancement of women in the law and diversity in the legal profession. Throughout her career, Ms. Branigan has litigated employment cases, such as claims of gender/sex discrimination (including, equal pay, "glass/marble" ceiling, "mommy track," "maternal wall" cases), sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, family leave and care-giver responsibilities discrimination. In August 2008, Ms. Branigan was named as one of the 2008 NJ BIZ Forty Under 40, which honors men and women in New Jersey who have made headlines in their field and share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community, and was featured in the August 11, 2008 and September 22, 2008 NJ BIZ Editions. In July 2008, Ms. Branigan was one of 2008 NJ BIZ Movers and Shakers in Legal Industry and featured on the front page of the July 14, 2008 NJ BIZ edition. In April 2008, Ms. Branigan received the esteemed Alice Paul Equality Award bestowed by the Alice Paul Institute in honor of her work to advance equality for women (Alice Paul is a New Jersey born suffragette, who helped with the passage of the women's right to vote). In June 2008, Ms. Branigan completed her two-year term as President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association ("NJWLA"), an organization whose revitalization in recent years has been attributed to her leadership. In April 2008, she was bestowed with an award created in her name, the Kirsten Scheurer Branigan Presidential Leadership Award by the NJWLA in recognition of, "her dedication to the advancement and retention of women in the legal profession and her efforts in revitalizing the Association." In 2006, Ms. Branigan was honored by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism and NJWLA with the Professional Lawyer of Year Award.

In 2007, Ms. Branigan became a Founding Partner of the New Jersey Council on Gender Parity in Labor and Education's Women in Law Project addressing issues relevant to the advancement and retention of women in the law. In April 2009, a report was issued by the New Jersey State Employment & Training Commission entitled "Legal Talent at the Crossroads, Why New Jersey Women Lawyers Leave Their Law Firms, and Why They Choose To Stay."

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ARTICLES

  • Out From the Ashes: The Building of the WILL Sisterhood: A Message from Kirsten Scheurer Branigan, NJWLA President, New Jersey Women Lawyers Platinum Gala Book (April 9, 2008)
  • The Carousel Awaits: A Mother’s Day Tribute, published in the Women Lawyers Journal, National Association of Women Lawyers, author (Spring 2007)
  • Women in the Legal Profession: The Quest to Overcome Barriers to Advancement Continues, published in Commerce Magazine, K. Branigan, co-author (Summer 2006)
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  • What Women Need to Know About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, published in Garden State Woman Magazine, K. Branigan, author (December 2005/January 2006)
  • Women Lawyers to honor 12 of their own: Gala will celebrate group’s return, Bergen Record (April 8, 2008) (KSB Interviewed)
  • Study: Female Lawyers Shortchanged at the Top, NJBIZ (January 21, 2008 (KSB Interviewed)
  • Minority and Women Judges, New Jersey Lawyer ( January 7, 2008) (KSB Interviewed)
  • Legal Issues Affecting Women in the Workplace, New Directions for Women (Television Show), Morris County National Association of Women (NOW), K. Branigan interviewed by Rebecca Lubetkin (November 7, 2007)
  • Executive Women of New Jersey Member Spotlight, The Update, a publication for EWNJ Members (September 2007) (KSB Featured)
  • Attorney Advocates for Gender Awareness by Lori Varga, Rutgers Alumni Relations Newsletter (February, 2007) (KSB Interviewed)
  • Many spouses will dine alone by Heather Haddon, Herald News (February 14, 2007) (KSB Interviewed)
  • Old-Girl Networks Reach Out to Extend a Hand: More experienced women lawyers work to help newbies advance, by Victoria Hurley-Schubert, NJ Biz (January 22, 2007) (KSB Interviewed)
  • Women’s law leader knows the fight is not over. Kirsten Scheurer Branigan was featured in the article by Gregory C. Washington., The Star Ledger (December 21, 2006) (KSB Interviewed)
  • Branigan Wins NJCPL Award, New Jersey Law Journal (December 18, 2006) (KSB Featured)
  • Women Lawyers Association Recasts Itself and Its Mission, New Jersey Law Journal (November 27, 2006)(KSB Interviewed)
  • Lawyer on a Mission, New Jersey Lawyer (May 8, 2006) (KSB Interviewed)
  • Women partners (Still few and far between), New Jersey Lawyer, May 8, 2006 (KSB Interviewed)
  • The Challenges Women Attorneys still Face. Kirsten Scheurer Branigan was featured in the article by Martin C. Daks, NJ Biz, May 22, 2006 (KSB Interviewed)
  • Diverting Bench Diversity: Zero to tokenism marks many courthouses by Dana E. Sullivan, Garden State Bar Association (KSB Interviewed)
  • Commentary provided in connection with an article published by The Home News Tribune entitled Abuse of Power: Women Are Still Dealing with [plaintiff-gender] Employers who “Just Don’t Get It” and Their Harassing Comments in the Workplace, Jokes and Sexual Demands (September 25, 2002) (KSB Interviewed)

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SEMINARS

  • Legal Issues that Affect Women, presented to the Union-Essex Legal Professionals Association (January 2007)
  • Panelist addressing Gender Equity Issues that affect Women in Business at a program by the NJ Division on Civil Rights and the Nutley Women’s Initiative (March 2006)
  • Speaker at Program for New Jersey Women Business Owners legal issues affecting women-owned businesses (March 2006)
  • Panelist addressing the legal issues that women face in the workplace at “Because We are Women –Celebrating Possibilities,” Fairleigh Dickinson University (October 2005)
  • Speaker on the legal issues that women face and an update on gender-based verdicts and settlements to the Central Jersey Women’s Network (2005)
  • Lecturer to class of female entrepreneurs at Fairleigh Dickinson University and to women entrepreneurs through the Rutgers Small Business Development Center (2005)
  • Speaker to North Jersey Female Executives’ Association program on employment law issues (1999-2000)
  • Speaker for numerous different professional organizations, including, but not limited to, chamber of commerce groups and female executives’ associations on sexual harassment, FMLA, disability, pregnancy, and leaves of absence issues

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RELATED PRESS RELEASES

Alice Paul Institute Award Press Release

Alice Paul Institute

 

Presidential Leadership Award by NJWLA Press Release

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