The Diversity Ops Center: Diversity and Inclusion in Global Corporate Law Departments and Law Firms – Infrastructure to Effect Change

  • 09 Oct 2018
  • (BST)
  • 3 sessions
  • 09 Oct 2018, 9:00 AM 9:30 AM (BST)
  • 09 Oct 2018, 9:30 AM 4:45 PM (BST)
  • 09 Oct 2018, 4:45 PM 6:00 PM (BST)
  • Reed Smith, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2RS
Link to register below!

Please join the IILP supported by the InterLaw Diversity Forum on Tuesday October 9th at Reed Smith for a ground-breaking program exploring law firm culture and delivery of diversity and inclusion.

For today’s global corporate law departments and law firms, diversity, equality, and inclusion can pose particular challenges as they try to satisfy demands for greater diversity among their in-house and outside counsel, meet the requirements of government and professional regulation, operate in a variety of countries that require sensitivity to a wide range of cultural, religious, and social norms, and apply their own notions of equal opportunity, fairness, and ethics. Compounding that, the emphasis upon diversity and inclusion differs dramatically in different parts of the world, with the UK and US being at one end of the spectrum while other countries may be at the other. To meet the challenge, most global corporate law departments and law firms employ one or more structures to develop, implement, and lead their efforts to become more diverse and inclusive: Affinity Groups, Diversity Committees, Diversity Professionals, Chief Diversity Officers, and Diversity Partners are among the more common structures they use. But not all these groups or individuals function the same way, or have the same scope of responsibility or operations, or approach their roles in a predictable or uniform manner, and certainly the outcomes differ and can be uneven.

So, join us for a daylong program examining the roles, responsibilities, structural capabilities and capacities, strategies for, reasonable expectations and outcomes from, and best uses of, the various diversity and inclusion roles and organizational structures within global corporate law departments and law firms. 

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM      Registration
9:30 AM  - 4:45 PM     Programme
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM      Networking Reception

Confirmed Speakers include:

Michael Boykins, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Dave Cook, Founder & CEO, Mason & Cook
Simon L. Des-Etages, Deputy General Counsel - Global RBWM, HSBC 
Jennifer Edwards, Partner, Baker Hostetler
Andrew Elliott, Chief Product Development Counsel, Europe and Asia, Prudential Financial 
Sarah Evans, Senior Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
John M. Iino, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer/D&I Global Chair, Reed Smith
Sharon Jones, CEO, Jones Diver
Raphael Mokades, Founder, Rare Recruitment
Caroline Pepper, Partner, Reed Smith 

Additional speakers and full program schedule to be announced.


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