Deconstructing Systemic Racial Bias in the Legal Profession

Please join the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”) and AT&T for the first in a series of virtual programming designed to prevent any loss of progress or momentum in the legal profession’s efforts to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Understanding, Then Deconstructing Systemic Racial Bias in the Legal Profession – a presentation by IILP Board Member Sharon E. Jones, CEO of Jones Diversity

How are Leaders in Corporate Law Departments and Law Firms Disrupting the Myth of Meritocracy? – a panel discussion featuring senior leaders in private practice

  • Elisa D. Garcia C., Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Macy’s Inc.
  • Ernest LaMont Greer, Co-President, Greenberg Traurig
  • Gregg F. LoCascio, Partner and Firm Executive Committee Member, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Jason M. Ryan, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Services & Government Affairs, CenterPoint Energy
  • Marc Shelley, Global Director of Litigation, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Paul W. Theiss, Chairman, Mayer Brown

What Strategies are Proving Most Effective at Leveling the Playing Field? – a panel discussion featuring leaders from the trenches of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

  • Tina Bigalke, Global Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, PepsiCo
  • Mary Lu Bilek, Dean, The City University of NY School of Law
  • Christa Brown-Sanford, Partner and D&I Committee Co-Chair, Baker Botts LLP
  • Tom Chen, Partner and D&I Committee Co-Chair, Haynes and Boone LLP
  • Sandra Phillips Rogers, Group Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Toyota Motor North America
  • Joel Stern, Chief Executive Officer, NAMWOLF