Diversity in the Legal Profession: Law Departments, Firms and Courts


Diversity in the Legal Profession: Law Departments, Firms and Courts

Recorded On 05/16/2019


Although ABA Resolution 113 urged “all providers of legal services, including law firms and corporations, to expand and create opportunities at all levels of responsibility for diverse attorneys,” the legal profession still has not achieved its goal of having a workforce comprised of people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences.

Our panel of judges, corporate counsel and law firm attorneys will discuss the importance of a diverse, inclusive and bias free workplace. The panelists will provide differing perspectives and share their experiences on how to recognize implicit bias, strategies for dealing with instances of bias and policies and procedures that can be implemented to sustain a diverse and inclusive environment.



Program Chair & Moderator: Gregory Markel, Chair, New York Litigation, National Litigation Leadership Team, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Faculty: Hon. Denny Chin, 2d Cir., Ct of Appeals; Marla Alhadeff, Deputy General Counsel, BNY Mellon; Lorie Almon, Executive Committee, Co-head New York Office, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Tracee Davis, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Maria Douvas, U.S. General Counsel & Global Head of Litigation, RBC;  Erika Engelson, Head of Americas Litigation, Deutsche Bank; Riche McKnight, Sr. VP, Deputy General Counsel & Global Head of Litigation, Endeavor


2 NY CLE Credits; 1 Ethics, 1 DIEB


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