Fall 2008 Conference “Meeting the Challenge Together”

Fall 2008 Conference “Meeting the Callenge Together”

Marriot Marquis Hotel, New York

November 17-18, 2008


  • “Case Studies on Launching Diversity Initiatives: Strategies, Successes and Challenges of the Early Years”

Moderator:  Karen Jackson Vaughn, Saul Ewing
Panelists:  Tina Harris, Bryan Cave
Maja Hazell, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Melique Jones, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Carolyn Sandberg, Faegre & Benson

  • “Professional Development and Mentoring Strategies for Diverse Attorneys”

Moderator:  Alphonzo Grant, Sullivan & Cromwell
Panelists:  Natalia Martin, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Dianne Smith, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Maxine Williams, White & Case

  • “Diversity Management in Multiple Offices”

Co-Moderators: Jackie Cranford, O’Melveny & Myers
   Mike Davis, DLA Piper

  • “Affinity Groups”

Co-Moderators: Anna L. Brown, Shearman and Sterling
Sylvia James, Baker Botts           

  • “Attorney of Color Recruiting Methods”

                Co-Moderators: Kisha Nunez, Wachtell Lipton
Rachel Simmonds-Watson, Chadbourne & Park

  • “Professional Development Issues for Law Firm Diversity Professionals”

Presenter: Vernā Myers
Principal, Vernā Myers Consulting Group, LLC