Smooth Moves 2017: Career Strategies for Attorneys of Color

April 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
165 W 65th St
New York, NY 10023

5:00 p.m -Diversity Works: The Business Case For Aligning Law Firm Diversity Initiatives With Client Supplier Goals

A thought-provoking discussion among law firm Chief Diversity Officers and diverse General Counsel, or high-level legal executives, from major corporations with forward-thinking employee and vendor diversity initiatives.  The panelists will identify synergistic ways for corporate legal departments and law firms to work together in order to meaningfully improve diversity within the legal profession.

Moderator: David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School; Author of “Why Global Law Firms Should Care about Diversity: Five Lessons from the American Experience”

Panelists: Horacio Gutierrez, Esq., General Counsel, Spotify Inc. and Rosevelie Marquez Morales, Esq., East Coast Diversity Director, Sidley Austin LLP, Adrienne Gonzalez, Esq., Lead - BOLD People & Business Resource Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Melique Jones, Esq., Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Skadden LLP  

6:30 p.m. - Networking reception and award presentations

  • Presentation of the Section’s Hon. George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award to Hon. Jeh Johnson,Paul Weiss LLP and Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2013-2017) by Hon. Colleen McMahon, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Presentation of the Section’s Minority Law Student Summer Fellowship

Program Co-Chairs: Hon. Barry A. Cozier, Tracee E. Davis, Esq., Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix and Carla M. Miller, Esq.

This program is sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section  

For more information contact Beth Gould at 

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