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Upcoming events

    • 05 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • New York City Bar Association - 42 W. 44th Street New York, NY

    Diversity & Inclusion in the Latin American Legal Profession

    Monday, June 5, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    There is no fee for this event. Please register here.

    We invite you to attend a comprehensive interactive program examining diversity and inclusion in the legal profession in Latin America. Join friends and colleagues from across the region as we:

    ·         Examine the particular diversity and inclusion issues and challenges facing lawyers and the legal profession in Latin America, discussing better practices for law departments seeking to advance diversity and inclusion in Latin America;

    ·         Assess what's needed to make diversity and inclusion a reality in the legal profession in Latin America by analyzing what is and isn't working (and why); and,

    ·         Hear from corporate clients about how diversity and inclusion fits into their decisions about which firms they retain as outside counsel in Latin America.


    Agenda

    11:30 AM

    Registration

    12:00 PM  

    Networking Luncheon
       Welcome and opening remarks
       Host: Claudia Farkouh Prado, Baker McKenzie

    1:15 PM

    Expert Panels
    Measuring, Assessing & Evaluating Diversity within Latin America Law Firms
       
    Moderator: Madeleine McDonough, Shook, Hardy & Bacon   
       Felipe Paez, GE 
       Jonas Bruzas, Mondelez International
       Luisa Menezes, Philip Morris International Inc.
       Valeria Chapa, Honeywell Latin America
       Carmen Roman, Walmart Chile

    2:15 PM

    Leveraging Metrics to Guide Firms Towards Inclusion
       Moderator: Claudia Farkouh Prado, Baker McKenzie
       Gabrielle Brown, New York City Bar Association
       Barack Echols, Kirkland & Ellis
       Carolina Zang, Zang, Bergel & Vines
       Eugenio Hurtado Segovia, Gutiérrez-Azpe, Rodríguez-Rivero & Hurtado
       Paula Samper Salazar, Gomez-Pinzon Zuleta
       Gus Membiela, Hunton & Williams LLP

    4:00 PM

    Keynote Address
    Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte
    Lawyer, diplomat and business woman, Ambassador Aponte is one of the few Latinas to serve as a Unites States Ambassador when she was Ambassador to El Salvador under President Barack Obama.

    4:30 PM

    Breakout Session
    Institutional and individual strategies to combat implicit bias and promote greater diversity and inclusion   

       Moderator: Patricia Lopez Aufranc, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal

    5:30 PM 

    Diversity & Inclusion in the Latin America Legal Profession Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
       Host: Barack Echols, Kirkland & Ellis


    Who Should Attend
    Lawyers and In-House Counsel working in Latin America


    This Diversity & Inclusion event is brought to you by:

    The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, GE, Honeywell, the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association, Mondelez International, The New York City Bar Association, Pillip Morris International, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    Sponsored by: Baker & McKenzie LLP, Hunton & Williams LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP.

    • 06 Jun 2017
    • (CDT)
    • BMO Harris Bank - 111 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL

    The U.S. legal profession has devoted a great deal of attention to issues of diversity and inclusion within its membership. What has been missing, however, are the coordination, communication, and cooperation needed to stay abreast of trends and developments and to learn about the many different facets of diversity, including the diversity within diversity. The IILP Review seeks to fill that void. It uniquely gathers data, academic research, personal observations, and analysis of current efforts. The Review reflects IILP’s desire to dig into the facts and to provide a forum for candid discussion. 

    This symposium will feature the IILP’s 2017 Review on the State of Diversity and Inclusion with presentations from some of its authors, as well as a roundtable panel discussion about Diversity and Inclusion.

    The IILP Review serves as the focal point for nine symposia that we are presenting around the country so that our profession can discuss these issues in person. We hope that you and others from your organization will join us at these symposia and share your thoughts and insights.

    Each of the symposia on the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession features:

    • Highlights of the most current data and statistics about diversity within the legal profession;
    • Presentations on "diversity within diversity" and the implications for the legal profession; and,
    • A discussion about the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

    *No charge for students or unemployed lawyers. 

    Chicago Agenda

    2:00 PM – 2:30 PM           Registration

    2:30 PM – 3:00 PM           Opening Remarks:

    • Welcome from IILP – Sandra S. Yamate, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
    • Host Remarks
    • Premier Sponsor Remarks: Michelle Uddin, Managing Director, The Claro Group LLC

    The Demographics of the Profession

    Takeia Johnson

    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: IILP Review Author Presentations

    Expanding the Pie: A New Approach to Big Law's Never-Ending Diversity Problem

    Tiffany R. Harper, Associate Counsel, Grant Thornton LLP and Chasity A. Boyce, Diversity and Inclusion Projects Manager, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

    Barring Black Men: Character and Fitness and the Underrepresentation of Black Men in the Legal Profession

    Jay E. Mitchell, Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

    An Innovative Approach to Hiring Lawyers: One Firm’s New Program Reflects It’s Firm Values and Eliminates Implicit Bias

    Lisa A. Brown, Professional Development Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP

    Looking Back to Push Forward: An Overview of Asian American Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement

    Brandon R. Mita, Associate, Littler Mendelson P.C.

    The Next Generation of the Women's Initiative

    Margo Wolf O'Donnell, Shareholder, Vedder Price and Marcia Owens, Partner, Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP

    On a Mission to Bring "True Diversity" to the Field of Law

    Leon B. Silver, Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP

    5:00 PM – 6:25 PM: Roundtable Discussion:

    Whose Responsibility is D&I in the Legal Profession?

    It’s not uncommon to hear law firm partners express the view that corporate clients must drive diversity in the legal profession. Corporate clients don’t always agree or, if they do, may disagree as to the level of involvement they need to have in their outside counsel’s diversity efforts and success. And where does this view of diversity and inclusion leave lawyers in other practice settings, such as small firms or the plaintiff’s bar, government agencies, and the not-for-profit arena. What’s realistic? What will actually have an impact? What will it take to move the needle?

    • Alan Bryan, Senior Associate General Counsel – Legal Operations and Outside Counsel Management, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    • Angela Frye, General Counsel, Great Lakes Market, Verizon
    • Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
    • Ryan K. Harding, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Operations, Exelon
    • Jeffrey Jamison, BMO Financial Group (Moderator)


    6:25 PM – 6:30 PM: Closing Remarks/Acknowledgements

    Sandra Yamate, CEO, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession

    6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Networking Reception


    Questions? Please contact Sandra Yamate at Sandra.Yamate@theIILP.com 



    • 27 Jun 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Procter & Gamble - One Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, OH

    The U.S. legal profession has devoted a great deal of attention to issues of diversity and inclusion within its membership. What has been missing, however, are the coordination, communication, and cooperation needed to stay abreast of trends and developments and to learn about the many different facets of diversity, including the diversity within diversity. The IILP Review seeks to fill that void. It uniquely gathers data, academic research, personal observations, and analysis of current efforts. The Review reflects IILP’s desire to dig into the facts and to provide a forum for candid discussion. 

    This symposium will feature the IILP’s 2017 Review on the State of Diversity and Inclusion with presentations from some of its authors, as well as a roundtable panel discussion about Diversity and Inclusion.

    The IILP Review serves as the focal point for nine symposia that we are presenting around the country so that our profession can discuss these issues in person. We hope that you and others from your organization will join us at these symposia and share your thoughts and insights.

    Each of the symposia on the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession features:

    • Highlights of the most current data and statistics about diversity within the legal profession;
    • Presentations on "diversity within diversity" and the implications for the legal profession; and,
    • A discussion about the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

    *No charge for students or unemployed lawyers. 

    Cincinnati Agenda

    1:30 PM – 2:00 PM           Registration

    2:00 PM – 2:15 PM           Opening Remarks:

    • Introduction from IILP – Sandra S. Yamate, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
    • Welcome
    • Premier Sponsor Remarks: Michelle Uddin, Managing Director, The Claro Group LLC

    2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: The Demographics of the Profession

    Sandra Yamate, CEO, IILP

    2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Competing Interests

    The number of African American partners in large law firms is declining at an alarming rate. Corporate clients and their outside counsel law firms need to be concerned about this. The ramifications for them can be severe. But it’s a big problem created by many factors. Rather than throw up our hands in despair, we consider what can be done that is within our control.

    One significant, but largely unrecognized reason for this is the impact of corporate convergence programs (a/k/a preferred provider programs). Often instituted for legitimate corporate and business values, these programs are an example of what happens when diversity as a core value is forced to compete with other core values such as economy and efficiency. Hear how corporate convergence programs can be modified to preserve competing interests among core values.

    • E. Macey Russell, Partner, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: IILP Review Author Presentations

    Mentoring Law Students: A Theoretical Frame and Praxis

    Melinda S. Molina, Assistant Professor, Capital University Law School

    The Scientific Basis for the Ethical Obligation to Require Action to Eliminate Bias and Promote Diversity in the Legal Profession

    David L. Douglass, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

    The Next Generation of the Women's Initiative

    Margo Wolf O'Donnell, Shareholder, Vedder Price P.C. and Marcia Owens, Partner, Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP

    Attorneys with Disabilities: Shedding Light on the Invisible Element of Diversity

    Angela Winfield, Director, Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity, Cornell University

    On a Mission to Bring "True Diversity" to the Field of Law

    Leon B. Silver, Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP

    Erase the Lines … We're All in This Together

    Sidney K. Kanazawa, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

    4:30 PM – 5:55 PM: Roundtable Discussion:

    Whose Responsibility is D&I in the Legal Profession?

    It’s not uncommon to hear law firm partners express the view that corporate clients must drive diversity in the legal profession. Corporate clients don’t always agree or, if they do, may disagree as to the level of involvement they need to have in their outside counsel’s diversity efforts and success. And where does this view of diversity and inclusion leave lawyers in other practice settings, such as small firms or the plaintiff’s bar, government agencies, and the not-for-profit arena. What’s realistic? What will actually have an impact? What will it take to move the needle?

    5:55 PM – 6:00 PM: Closing Remarks/Acknowledgements

    Sandra Yamate, CEO, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession

    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM           Networking Reception


    Questions? Please contact Sandra Yamate at Sandra.Yamate@theIILP.com 



    • 06 Oct 2017
    • (PDT)
    • Starbucks Corporation - 2401 Utah Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

    The U.S. legal profession has devoted a great deal of attention to issues of diversity and inclusion within its membership. What has been missing, however, are the coordination, communication, and cooperation needed to stay abreast of trends and developments and to learn about the many different facets of diversity, including the diversity within diversity. The IILP Review seeks to fill that void. It uniquely gathers data, academic research, personal observations, and analysis of current efforts. The Review reflects IILP’s desire to dig into the facts and to provide a forum for candid discussion. 

    This symposium will feature the IILP’s 2017 Review on the State of Diversity and Inclusion with presentations from some of its authors, as well as a roundtable panel discussion about Diversity and Inclusion.

    The IILP Review serves as the focal point for nine symposia that we are presenting around the country so that our profession can discuss these issues in person. We hope that you and others from your organization will join us at these symposia and share your thoughts and insights.

    Each of the symposia on the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession features:

    • Highlights of the most current data and statistics about diversity within the legal profession;
    • Presentations on "diversity within diversity" and the implications for the legal profession; and,
    • A discussion about the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

    *No charge for students or unemployed lawyers. 

    Questions? Please contact Sandra Yamate at Sandra.Yamate@theIILP.com 




   
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