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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

NAWL Challenge Club Scavenger Hunt | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

***Event for In-House attorneys and NAWL Challenge Club members***
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Welcome Reception | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception offers an opportunity to catch up with colleagues, make new friends, and create valuable connections.

***EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES***

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Host Committee Dinner | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

***Invitation only event for host committee***

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Registration & Breakfast | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Join us for breakfast to start the conference catching up with colleagues, making new friends, and creating valuable connections.

Opening Plenary | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SUPERWOMAN OR SUPER-SAVVY? STRATEGIES FROM WOMEN LEADERS WHO'VE REDEFINED SUCCESS

A combination of increasing practice demands and the role of social media have contributed to the seemingly perfect, yet ever-curated career path. This panel will include a candid dialogue among successful in-house leaders and law firm partners about debunking the myth of the female “super lawyer” and proven strategies for career development and long-term professional success.

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General Counsel Panel | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Jamal Haughton, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Samsung Electronics America
Kimberley D. Harris, Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation and General Counsel of NBCUniversal
Kimberly Banks MacKay, Senior Vice President, Principal and General Counsel at The Segal Group
Tamara Britt, General Counsel and Government Affairs of Manhattan College
Moderator Deborah K. Wright, Vice President - Corporate Counsel; General Counsel of Prudential Asset Resources, Inc. at Prudential Financial

Concurrent Workshops | 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

THE RISE OF HARMFUL CONTENT ONLINE: BALANCING LEGALITIES AND ETHICS IN A TIME OF CHANGE

On March 15, 2019, a lone gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 51 people and injuring 50 others. The “made for the Internet” attack, which was first teased and then broadcast live on social media, was an inflection point for regulators and tech companies alike, and resulted in a wave of activities and new digital safety regulations intended to prevent the dissemination of violent content on social media. This session brings together a panel of legal experts in the field of content moderation to discuss how the legal landscape is changing following Christchurch, how the tech industry is both collaborating with regulators and self-regulating as new legal frameworks emerge, the ethical challenges of balancing individual, societal, and corporate rights on online services, platforms, and search engines, the practical challenges tech companies may face in monitoring and taking down harmful content, and learnings gained from responding to the Christchurch tragedy, including best practices for advising business clients in moments of crisis where there is no playbook.

Laura Ewbank, Senior Attorney at Microsoft
Linda Norman, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft 
Jen Scully, Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft
Sandy Yao, Senior Managing Product and Privacy Counsel at LinkedIn
Moderator Kristen Pugsley-Onsager, Senior Attorney at Microsoft

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ELIMINATING BIAS AND LEVERAGING DIVERSITY: LESSONS FOR LAWYERS FROM WAR AND DIPLOMACY

Building and maintaining diversity in the legal profession is a moral and professional obligation. It is also essential for organizations that operate across borders and have diverse client or customer bases. Attorney and former diplomat, Nahal Kazemi, will share insights on the importance of leveraging diversity from her five assignments on four continents, including a tour in Iraq, as a political military affairs officer with the U.S. State Department.

Nahal Kazemi, Senior Partner at Keller/Anderle LLP
Jennifer Keller, Partner at Keller/Anderle LLP

Luncheon & General Counsel Keynote | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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LaTanya Langley serves as Vice President & General Counsel at BIC®, one of the best known international brands in writing instruments, lighters, shavers and other promotional products based in the Greater New York area. Ms. Langley has global responsibility for managing all legal matters for BIC’s largest business unit, Stationery and Anti-Corruption compliance. She is also responsible for all legal matters in BIC international markets, including, Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Concurrent Workshops | 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

EQUAL PAY: STORIES FROM THE US WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM AND THE LAW

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Linda T. Coberly, Managing Partner of Winston & Strawn LLP's Chicago Office
Diana Hughes-Leiden, Partner of Winston & Strawn LLP
Jeffrey L. Kessler, Co-Executive Chairman of Winston & Strawn LLP
Moderator Paula Hinton, Partner of Winston & Strawn LLP

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CREATING AND MAINTAINING INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE CULTURES

Join us for an interactive program that will focus on the importance of creating and maintaining inclusive workplace cultures in the #MeToo era. Topics will include warning signs of an unhealthy workplace culture, best practices to reduce the risk of workplace harassment and discrimination, including an overview of the culture assessment process, and an update on legislative responses to the #MeToo movement.

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Plenary Session | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

GREAT WOMEN LEADERS ON THE RISE: 5 STEPS TO ACHIEVE YOUR GREATEST POTENTIAL

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Trudy Bourgeois is a former senior sales and marketing executive with more than 35 years of experience transforming companies into high performance organizations. Trudy has extensive sales operations, talent management, strategic planning and marketing expertise. She is known for developing next-generation leaders. Trudy’s commitment to excellence, forward thinking and strategic skills led her to become the first African American female appointed to the VP level at Brown & Williamson Tobacco. 

In 2001, Trudy founded The Center for Workforce Excellence and is CEO of the company. CWE is an in-demand leadership development company, with service offerings that include training, coaching, and consulting. CWE specializes in workplace transformation through organizational cultural change. CWE develops leaders who can create inclusive cultures that produce better business results.

A renowned and respected authority on leadership development and diversity and inclusion, Trudy is a bestselling author of four leadership books. She is coach, speaker and trusted advisor to C-suite executives. A featured blogger for The Huffington Post, Trudy has earned a reputation as a respected truth-teller who combines candor with humor to foster courageous conversations necessary for change to take place. She also writes for numerous magazines and digital publications including The Washington Post and Harvard Business Review.

Optional Offsite Networking Event | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After an exciting day of programming, join NAWL and your fellow attendees for a fun evening out in New York City!

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Registration & Breakfast | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Join us for breakfast.

Plenary Session | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

IMPORTANCE OF ALLIES

Darren Bernhard, Vice President and Director of Antitrust and Litigation at Intel
David Law, Vice President and Director of Data Center Legal Team at Intel
Sarretta C. McDonough, Associate General Counsel, Antitrust and Commercial Litigation at Intel; NAWL President 2018-2019
Moderator Su Suh, Chief of Staff, Intel Legal Department

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Plenary Session | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

STATUS OF WOMEN IN LAW

During this session, NAWL will unveil its Annual Survey of the Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms. For over ten years, NAWL’s Survey has tracked the professional progress of women in the nation’s 200 largest law firms through a comparative view of the careers and compensation of male and female lawyers at all levels of private practice, and data analysis focusing on the factors that influence career progression. 

The distinguished panel will discuss the practical steps (and missteps) their organizations have taken to effect change and increase the number of women in leadership roles.

Linda T. Coberly, Managing Partner of Winston & Strawn LLP's Chicago Office
Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the New York Public Library
Destiny Peery, Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Author and Principal Researcher of NAWL's Survey (2017-2019)
Joel Stern, Chief Executive Officer of NAMWOLF 

Concurrent Workshops | 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

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Luncheon & Keynote | 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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Sally Jenkins began her second stint at The Washington Post in 2000 after spending the previous decade working as a book author and as a magazine writer. She was named the nation’s top sports columnist in 2001, 2003, 2010 and 2011 by the Associated Press Sports Editors. In 2013, she won a first-place award from the AP for an investigative series co-written with Rick Maese on medical care in the NFL, titled “Do No Harm.” Jenkins is the author of 12 books, four of which were New York Times bestsellers, most recently the No.1 “Sum It Up” with legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt. She is also the author of “The Real All Americans,” the historical account of how the Carlisle Indian School took on the Ivy League powers in college football at the turn of the century and won. Her work has been featured in Smithsonian, GQ and Sports Illustrated. A native of Texas, Jenkins graduated from Stanford and lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

No CLE offered. 

Reception | 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

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