Program Agenda

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

    8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    WELCOME REMARKS & OPENING SESSION
    THE COURAGE TO SAY YES ACROSS GENERATIONS

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    PLENARY SESSION
    GENERAL COUNSEL PANEL
    This panel will feature top legal officers discussing how to excel in a corporate legal environment. The goal of the panel is to provide proven tools and techniques to allow women in-house counsel to become leaders of a company's legal and executive team.

    Moderator: Mimi B. MacDonald, Assistant Vice President - Senior Legal Counsel - Wholesale Litigation, AT&T Services, Inc.
    Anne Cooney, Managing Director, General Counsel, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
    Eve Konstan, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, HBO
    Christopher Lewis, Principal, General Counsel, Edward Jones

    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
    WORKSHOPS

    12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
    LUNCHEON & GENERAL COUNSEL KEYNOTE

    2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    WORKSHOPS

    4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
    COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION
    Please join us for facilitated table discussions over dessert and wine. Topics will focus on this year's conference theme. 

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    OPTIONAL NETWORKING EVENT
    After an exciting day of programming, join NAWL at La Biblioteca for a networking event featuring drinks (including sangria and margaritas), heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a tequila tasting.

    $30 prepaid fee required - this event has limited capacity and is first come, first served.


    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    NETWORKING BREAKFAST

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    PLENARY SESSION
    BALANCING THE SCALES FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION
    This session will feature a private screening of the documentary Balancing the Scales about the historical challenges and contributions of women lawyers, featuring interviews with Supreme Court of the United States Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, and other notable lawyers. After the film, Sharon Rowen, a practicing attorney and the filmmaker, will moderate a panel of prominent general counsel discussing next steps for women in the law, including ways individual attorneys and legal departments can overcome the challenges women lawyers face in the profession.

    Moderator Sharon Rowen, Attorney, Rowen & Klonoski, PC
    Michelle Ifill
    , Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Verizon Corporate Services Inc.
    Allison Lucas
    , General Counsel, Buzzfeed
    Debra Zumwalt, General Counsel, Stanford University

    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
    WORKSHOPS

    12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
    LUNCHEON

    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - PAULA BOGGS

    Ms. Boggs is the former executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary, Law and Corporate Affairs, at Starbucks Corporation. Prior to Starbucks, she held roles at Dell Computer Corporation and Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP (now K&L Gates LLP). Ms. Boggs also had a 14-year career in public service, including as an assistant U.S. attorney, and in various capacities as an attorney for the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Legal Counsel. She served eight years as a regular officer in the U.S. Army, and earned Army Airborne wings and a Congressional appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy - among America's first women to do so. Since leaving Starbucks, Ms. Boggs serves on for-profit and non-profit boards. In 2013, President Obama appointed her to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    CLOSING RECEPTION

    Before you depart the conference, join us to unwind and debrief your favorite sessions.

     

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