Meet the New Girls

Kara Baysinger

Kara Baysinger, Partner, SNR Denton

Ms. Baysinger serves as the Chair of SNR Denton’s  Global Insurance Sector team and Insurance Regulatory Practice.  She represents national and international insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance-related service companies, other financial services entities, e-business enterprises and state governments.  She has extensive experience in reinsurance, market conduct issues (including multi-state examinations and investigations), licensing, sales practices, regulatory approvals, unclaimed property electronic commerce, transactional matters (including acquisitions, mergers and divestitures of insurance and non insurance entities), as well as product and market development issues. Before joining SNR Denton, Ms. Baysinger spent almost a decade in-house in insurance companies, managing compliance, government relations and products.  Ms. Baysinger  serves in executive firm leadership at SNR Denton, where she is a member of the Firm’s Global Advisory Committee, US Policy and Planning Board, Public Law and Policy Strategies Group, Financial Crisis Special Situations Group, and E-Business Group.

Kirby Chown

Kirby ChownKirby Chown, Ontario Regional Managing Partner, McCarthy Tétrault, Toronto (Retired)

Kirby Chown was the Ontario Regional Managing Partner at McCarthy Tétrault , one of the largest law firms in Canada, until she retired in 2008. She has been named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, and has received multiple awards for her work on behalf of women in the law.

“Pick one thing that’s highly valued and do it. Find something you can do that’s not incredibly time intensive, but highly valued. Women need to take their considerable energies, which are fractured, and focus them in places that have high impact.”