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Events

The scope and range of events that we are involved with demonstrate our desire to build diversity in as many ways as possible. Participating in special events that target specific groups is an effective way to (i) promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, (ii) build interest in our firm and (iii) expand our culture of inclusion. Here is a partial list of the events we have supported. You can view further information on other events we have supported here.

Americas

  • Roundtable Summit of New York City area Latin American Law School Student Association (LALSA) leaders in conjunction with the Puerto Rican Bar Association.
  • AALDEF Summer Associate Cocktail Party and the NY Women's Bar Association Panel on "What it's Really Like to Practice Law in NYC as a Woman?"
  • Sponsor of the BLSA Tenth Annual Banquet at the University of Houston.
  • Latin American Law School Student Association (LALSA) Dinner at Fordham Law School.
  • Columbia University Law School Paul Robeson Conference (BLSA).
  • Northwestern University Law School Latino Heritage Week.
  • Platinum Sponsor of the National Association of South Asian Bar Associations Conference.
  • University of Michigan BLSA Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Banquet.
  • Northwestern Law School's Dream Committee King Day Reception.
  • Harvard Law School's 8th Annual Latino Law and Public Policy Conference.
  • Mayer Brown is a national platinum sponsor of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and provides support to the organization's diversity roundtables, Employers' Choice Award dinners and CLE Expo.
  • ABA Women in Law Leadership Academy, at which Managing Partner Debora de Hoyos delivered Keynote address.
  • "Cultivate Your Career: A Symposium for Mayer Brown Women" made available to all NY, DC, Houston, Charlotte, Los Angeles and Chicago female lawyers.
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) dinner in New York City.
  • Coordinated and hosted the annual luncheon of the Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
  • ABA Reception honoring Dennis W. Archer, President-Elect of the ABA.
  • Martindale-Hubbell event: "Recruiting & Retention Strategies that Effectively Promote Diversity."
  • Provided support for the Annual Women's Law Breakfast, which is hosted by the Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA).
  • Hosted the Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund (PRLDEF) "Committee of 100" Kick-Off Reception and our New York lawyers served as founders of the Committee of 100.
  • New York Women's Agenda Star Breakfast.
  • Lambda Liberty Awards Banquet, which gives recognition to significant gay and lesbian corporate initiatives.
  • Conference for the Texas Minority Counsel Program.
  • Sponsor of the A. Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Awards dinner recognizing diversity initiatives hosted by the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
  • Sponsor of Catalyst Awards Dinner.
  • Hosted member meetings of the Dominican Bar Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Asia

  • Major Contributor and Corporate Sponsor for Charitable Organisation PathFinders, we annually support their client fundraisers to raise awareness of their signature "Mothers' Empowerment Programme", and work in strides to allow underprivileged mothers to feel the respect they deserve.
  • “In the Know” an exclusive business development tool of the Hong Kong office that targets female clients by hosting events and creating a forum for professional women from different industries and backgrounds to share knowledge, interests and insights.

Europe

  • Hosted and participated in various Women in Mining (UK) events to promote the employment, retention and progress of women in the mining industry.
  • Hosted a roundtable discussion facilitated by Talking Talent (UK) to bring together leaders from the legal and other professions on the topic of attracting and retaining women in leadership positions.
  • Hosted City Parents London events providing networking opportunities, mentoring and support for City professionals.
  • Coordinated and hosted Women on Boards (UK) impact and influence masterclasses as well as workshops for those considering their first board role.
  • Sponsored and participated in UpRising events to open pathways for talented young people from diverse and under-represented backgrounds across the UK including Fastlaners an employability programme for graduates from across East London, an alumni event where London Litigation partner Stuart Pickford delivered a session on diversity in the legal profession and removing bias in recruitment, and a women in leadership event where London Insurance partner Ingrid Hobbs participated in a panel discussion about tackling the cultural and practical obstacles to female leadership.
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