Tammy A. Patterson, ceo & pres, the NALP Foundation
Save the date, Monday September 26, for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s annual Creating Pathways to Diversity© conference. The program is located at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway in New York City. The sessions begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.
Creating Pathways to Diversity© is the seminal diversity conference of the year. MCCA’s diversity conference has evolved over the years; no longer just the place for individual attorneys to gain practical tools and resources to attain diversity goals, this year’s conference has expanded to assist employers build a better workplace and teach employees how to step up and take advantage of greater opportunities. Attendees will take part in thought-provoking dialog with leaders in the legal diversity arena and take home solutions to share within their organization. The conference will provide practical knowledge and advice for creating and maintaining a diverse work environment. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with the best and brightest in the legal diversity field while meeting CLE requirements. Topics include: Revisiting the Business Case for Diversity; Affinity Groups: A Study of Model Programs at Law Firms and Legal Departments; and Leveraging a New Generation of Cultural Competency.
Among the speakers are Tammy A. Patterson, ceo & president, the NALP Foundation; Tom Gean, vice president and chief legal compliance officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Michael Clarke, corporate counsel, Dupont Company; Tyree P. Jones, Reed Smith LLP; K Helen Yu, senior litigation counsel, American Airlines Inc.; Stephen C. Lee, assistant general counsel, IP Target Corporation; Joseph A. Vallo, of counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; and Hope M. Sharett, executive director, Law & Leadership Institute, LLC.