Diversity and Inclusion in the Latin America Legal Profession

  • 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.


11:30 AM


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.

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