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12-14 March 2015
Event

2015 Diverse Lawyers Retreat | Engage. Enlighten. Empower.

2015 Diverse Lawyers Retreat: Diverse Lawyers (Thursday, March 12 – Saturday, March 14)

Mayer Brown will host its 2015 Diverse Lawyers Retreat at The Four Seasons Hotel-Chicago, March 12-14. The retreat will provide the firm’s LGBT and ethnically diverse lawyers the opportunity to network with one another while developing important professional development and business skills.

Welcome Reception:

Cocktails and Diversity Awards Ceremony

Breakfast:

Keynote:
Charles J. Ogletree, Jr, Harvard Law School, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law; Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice

Breakout Sessions:

Career Development:

  • Mastering the Rules of the Game: 1 -4 yr Associates (Facilitator: Arin Reeves, Nextion)
  • Building a Brand, Creating Preference: 5th yr + Associates, Staff Attorneys, Counsel and Partners (Facilitator: Werten Bellamy, Stakeholders)
  • Communications: Executive Presence (Facilitator: Chris DeSantis, CPDeSantis.com)

Business Development:

  • Empowering Associates/Staff Attorney for Business Development – a Panel Discussion.
  • Pitching Together: Shared Success among Diverse Partners/Counsel (Facilitator: Werten Bellamy, Stakeholders, Inc.)

Diversity Matters:

Recent Developments in Challenging DOMA – a panel discussion featuring members of Lambda Legal

Client Panel Luncheon:

Key executives from four of the firms corporate clients will lead discussion on their career paths, the importance of diversity to their respective organizations and how decisions are made in choosing law firms as outside counsel.


2015 Diverse Lawyers Retreat: Leadership Participation (Thursday, March 12 – Friday, March 13)

In early March, Mayer Brown hosts its 2015 Diverse Lawyers Retreat at The Four Seasons Hotel-Chicago and has invited members of leadership (Chair, Managing Partner, CDI members (US), and regional OPLs and FPLs) to attend three noteworthy segments of the retreat for the opportunity to network and learn along side the firm’s LGBT and ethnically diverse lawyers.

  • Thursday, March 12

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Welcome Reception and Diversity Awards Ceremony

  • Friday, March 13

    8:30 am – 10:00 am: Keynote Breakfast:
    Charles J. Ogletree, Jr, Harvard Law School, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law; Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice

    12:15 pm – 1:45 pm: Client Panel Luncheon:
    Key executives from four of the firms corporate clients will lead discussion on their career paths, the importance of diversity to their respective organizations and how decisions are made in choosing law firms as outside counsel.
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