Reed Smith will be hosting a full-day program exploring how diversity and inclusion enriches organizations, and practical strategies for improving and sustaining diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Keynote speakers include Elena Bombis of the United Nations who is leading the UN Global Compact Guide for Business on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Hon. Petrese Tucker, Chief Judge, U.S.D.C. Eastern District of PA, Michele Meyer-Shipp, Chief Diversity Officer of Prudential Financial, and Stephen Lee, Managing Counsel, US Downstream at BP America Inc., as well as over 20 other general counsel speakers and industry experts.

Speakers: John M. Iino Luke E. Debevec Kevin M. Hara Sara A. Begley Jesse L. Miller Daniel Mateo Miriam S. Edelstein Thao Ngo Siddesh Bale Marlen D. Whitley

Event Type: Diversity & Inclusion, Seminar

Location Name:
The Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia PA
Start Date/Time:
1 June 2017, 8:00 AM EDT
End Date/Time:
1 June 2017, 5:00 PM EDT

The program will include dedicated workshops covering ethnicity, gender-balancing, LGBT, and disability topics. This includes:

  • The veteran edge: how businesses can benefit from military experience
  • Pay equity: the ultimate obstacle to leadership and success
  • Catch the wave: the rise of the Latino lawyer
  • Identity at work: Being LGBT in the legal profession
  • Navigating Asian Ethno-Geographical silos to foster Pan-Asian opportunities
  • Business of Law for diverse attorneys
  • Surviving and Excelling as an Executive or Attorney with a Disability in the Workplace; Perspectives on Inclusion; “Covering” vs. “Self-Identification”
  • HR and Policy Issues regarding Support, Retention, Recruitment and Accommodation of Persons with Disabilities in the Workplace
  • Driving a Virtuous Cycle: Achieving the Objective of Recruitment, Retention, Employment, and Promotion of Persons with Disabilities in the Legal Profession

For more information or to register your interest, please contact our events team.