ARLINGTON, Va., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA today announced that the third in its series of Big Law Business Diversity & Inclusion summits is being held Tuesday, May 3 at New York City's Harold Pratt House from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Big Law Business is the company's online community site featuring news, videos, and contributed commentary that highlight trends and developments shaping the legal industry.
Registration information is available at http://on.bna.com/4mOCfe. To follow the event on Twitter, use #BLBDiversity.
"A Call to Action: General Counsel Leading the Profession" features chief legal counsel and corporations' senior diversity officers identifying ways to increase diversity and inclusion in the profession.
ABA President Brown will open the event with a keynote address on the ABA Diversity and Inclusion 360 Commission — how it is addressing implicit bias, diversity in the legal profession, and the pipeline to the profession — while touching on the business case for diversity and inclusion. The summit will also focus on ways in-house counsel can use their influence to drive greater diversity and inclusion at law firms as well as within their departments. It will conclude with a conversation with diversity officers on how to successfully incorporate diversity and inclusion in corporate legal departments and how in-house counsel can work with law firms to boost legal industry diversity.
Other featured speakers at include:
- Rohini Anand, PhD, Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo
- Damien Atkins, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Panasonic Corporation of North America
- Erika Irish Brown, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Bloomberg LP
- Patricia Gillette, author and former partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
- David F. Levine, General Counsel, Bloomberg LP
- Nimesh M. Patel, Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusion, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The event is sponsored by Paul Hastings and MGM Law and is supported by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and The New York City Bar Association Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
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