Monday, April 24, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts | Kaplan Penthouse, The Rose Building
165 W. 65th Street, 10th Floor | New York City
The evening will begin with the CLE Program -- Diversity Works: The Business Case For Aligning Law Firm Diversity Initiatives With Client Supplier Goals
, a thought-provoking discussion among law firm Chief Diversity Officers and diverse General Counsel, or high-level legal executives, from major corporations with forward-thinking employee and vendor diversity initiatives. The panelists will identify synergistic ways for corporate legal departments and law firms to work together in order to meaningfully improve diversity within the legal profession.
Moderator: David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School; Author of “Why Global Law Firms Should Care about Diversity: Five Lessons from the American Experience”Confirmed Panelists:
Horacio Gutierrez, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Spotify, Inc.
Adrienne Gonzalez, Esq., Lead - BOLD People & Business Resource Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Rosevelie Marquez Morales, Esq., East Coast Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Sidley & Austin LLP
Melique Jones, Esq., Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Skadden LLP
Following the CLE there will be a networking reception and award presentation:
- Presentation of the Section’s Hon. George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award to Hon. Jeh Johnson, Paul Weiss LLP and Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2013-2017) by Hon. Colleen McMahon, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Presentation of the Section’s Minority 1L Law Student Summer Fellowship
This event is complimentary to all who attend, but capacity is limited so registration is required.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Silver Sponsors: Jenner & Block LLP, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Bronze: Farrell Fritz, P.C., Ganfer & Shore LLP, Menter, Rudin &
Trivelpiece, P.C., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Rakower Law PLLC
Section Sponsors: Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, Trust & Estates, Torts, Insurance, Compensation Law and the Young Lawyers Section
For more information and to sponsor this program Contact: Beth Gould