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Annual Managing Partner and General Counsel Forum

Annual Managing Partner and General Counsel Forum

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CST)
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Annual Managing Partner & General Counsel Forum
A National Coalition Event
Thursday, March 11
6:00pmET / 5:00pmCT / 3:00pmPT

1.0 Credit Hour of Illinois CLE (Diversity & Inclusion) pending approval

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After saying goodbye to 2020 and as we look forward to 2021 and beyond, we are reminded of the Coalition’s core mission to support and promote women lawyers. Unfortunately, statistics show that the retention of diverse, female talent is still a tremendous issue, particularly at law firms. Please save the date for this candid conversation with national leaders about the challenges of promoting diversity in the legal industry and concrete steps for creating real, positive change in the post-Covid world. We look forward to having many Managing Partners, General Counsels and our member attorneys – women and men – join us for this important program.

Panelists Include:

Joel Unruch, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Accenture
Sherina Maye Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, INTREN
Leila Hock, Director, Legal Department Partnerships & Inclusion Initiatives, Diversity Lab
Michael E. Martinez, Chicago Managing Partner, K&L Gates and Chair of The Chicago Committee
Phil West, Chair, Steptoe & Johnson

Opening Remarks: Malaika Tyson, 2021 Chicago Chapter President; McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
Moderated by: Sonya Rosenberg, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP


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