Agenda


    REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM


    WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

    8:30 AM - 8:45 AM


    PLENARY SESSION

    8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

    WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN - HOW LAW FIRM AND IN-HOUSE LAWYERS CAN HELP LIFT EACH OTHER

    This initial session will address how law firm women can help each other; how in-house women can help each other; and how law firm women can help in-house women and vice versa.

    Moderator Susan Hacker, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Sales & Distribution, T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Rachel S. Black, Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP
    Kristy Harlan
    , Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Kelly Jo MacArthur, Vice President Legal and Associate General Counsel, Amazon.com, Inc.; Head of Real Estate for Amazon Go and Amazon Bookstore
    Stephanie Stephens, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

    BREAK

    9:45 AM - 10:00 AM


    PLENARY SESSION

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    CHANGING PARADIGMS FOR OUTSIDE COUNSEL SPEND MANAGEMENT - EVOLVING PRIORITIES AND MODELS AND THEIR IMPACT ON LAW FIRM

    This session goes one step deeper to illustrate how changing outside counsel spend models are both impacting in-house departments and law firms and where there continues to be opportunities notwithstanding those changes. This workshop will focus on budgets; diversity and how it impacts hiring including ABA Resolution 113; origination credit; and how/why to move beyond the billable hours.

    Kristina Silja Bennard, Senior Corporate Counsel, Expedia, Inc.
    Donna Cochener, Deputy General Counsel, HomeStreet Bank

    BREAK

    11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    WORKSHOP A
    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - WHAT EVERY SUCCESSFUL PARTNER KNOWS

    Beyond business development 101, this session will provide a personal perspective on what actually works in practice, internal positioning on engagements, succession planning, and internal networking within your firm.

    Moderator: Emily Gant, Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer
    Patty A. Eakes
    , Founding Member, Calfo Eakes & Ostrovsky PLLC
    Lori K. Nomura
    , Member, Foster Pepper PLLC

    WORKSHOP B
    ADA COMPLIANCE AND BEYOND - HOW ACCESSIBILITY FOCUSED PRACTICES CAN RESHAPE AND EXPAND WORKPLACE EMPOWERMENT

    In addition to providing a legal primer on accessibility-related legal issues, this session will address the diversity and inclusion benefits to proactively implementing accessibility practices in the workplace and in product design.

    Moderator Sue Boyd, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
    Carrie Griffin Basas, Director of the Office of Education Ombuds, Washington State Governor's Office
    Sara Bowen
    , Director, Corporate Counsel - Employment Law, Starbucks Coffee Company
    Kimberly Reindl
    , Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP


    LUNCHEON

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM


    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

    Sally Barian Yates, Vice President & Regional Counsel, Kaiser Permanente


    NETWORKING BREAK

    1:45 PM - 2:15 PM


    PANEL OF LEADING WOMEN LAWYERS

    2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

    SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP: STRATEGIES FOR HOW TO ADAPT AND EXCEL

    Moderator Kathleen ("Katie") O’Sullivan, Partner and Firmwide Chair, Commercial Litigation Practice, Perkins Coie LLP
    Jenny Durkan, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP; Former U.S. Attorney, Western District of Washington
    Maja Larson, General Counsel, Allen Brain Institute
    Jean I. Liu, General Counsel, Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs, Seattle Genetics, Inc.
    Portia R. Moore, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Kathy Surace-Smith, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Nanostring Technologies


    BREAK

    3:45 PM - 4:00 PM


    PLENARY SESSION

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    FEATURED SPEAKER
    Cyrus Habib
    , Lieutenant Governor of Washington State

    After prepared remarks, Lt. Gov. Habib will sit down with Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft, for a "fireside chat."


    CLOSING NETWORKING RECEPTION

    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    After a day of exciting sessions, join NAWL for hors d'oeuvres and wine while networking with all your new contacts!


    Emily Gant Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer

    National Association of Women Lawyers®

    American Bar Center MS 19.1, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 T: 312.988.6186 F: 312.932.6450 nawl@nawl.org