Our panel of Cristina Scarano (Spotify), Danielle Hendler (Endeavor), Jennifer Taylor (Chewy), Kristen Corpion (CorpLaw), Judge Miesha Darrough (Miami Dade County Court) and Yuliya LaRoe (Leadwise Group) will focus on: (1) mentor-mentee relationships; (2) how to become a proactive manager of your career and self-development; (3) clarity on your career path; (4) self-advocacy; and (5) how to contribute to the local community through Miami-Dade Bar Young Lawyer Section, Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami.
We will also be hosting a raffle and donation drive for Free the Girls (an international 501 (c)(3) non-profit that uses an economic empowerment model of collecting bras to help formerly trafficked women in developing countries become entrepreneurs by selling these bras in their local second-hand clothing markets in their communities) and Dress for Success (a national 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life). Please see attached for what donations these non-profits are asking for.
Admittance for law students, members of MDB YLS, members of MDFAWL, and Reed Smith attorneys is free. Non-member admission is by donation (at least $15 or a non-monetary donation is recommended).
Danielle Garno, Partner, Entertainment & Media
Danielle is a partner at Reed Smith. Danielle focuses her practice on issues faced by the fashion community. She represents fashion clients of all sizes from start-ups to multinational, global brands, helping them navigate through legal issues as well as counselling them on growing and sustaining a successful brand.
Cristina Scarano, Business Affairs at Spotify
Cristina is the Head of Business Affairs for Latin America and LatinX at Spotify. In this role, she handles the negotiation of all podcast deals for the region as well as the licensing of derivative rights to third parties. Before Spotify, she was VP of Business and Legal Affairs for BBC Studios. Cristina has a broad range of in-house experience at leading entertainment companies managing complex legal and business matters. Cristina graduated with a degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed her J.D. from the University of Miami School Law.
Danielle Hendler, Associate Counsel at Endeavor
Danielle is an experienced intellectual property attorney. She has spent her career working in the fashion industry, from interning at Calvin Klein, to working as an attorney within Greenberg Traurig's fashion, beauty, and luxury goods division, and now as an associate counsel at Endeavor. She is currently responsible for negotiating and managing large volume agreements for models, photographers, and other fashion professionals concerning endorsements, personal appearances, and other image-rights deals.
Jennifer Taylor, Director and Assistant General Counsel at Chewy
Jennifer works with Chewy.com as a Director, Assistant General Counsel on the Labor & Employment team. Jennifer is a collaborative legal and business partner who builds trusted relationships at all levels to develop and implement pragmatic, innovative solutions to complex employment-related issues. Prior to her tenure at Chewy, Jennifer was a partner in various law firms where she focused exclusively on representing management in all facets of labor and employment law. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctor from The George Washington University School of Law.
Kristen Corpion, Founder and Chief Legal Officer at CorpLaw
The face of the modern lawyer, Kristen Corpion is the founder and owner of two trailblazing companies: CORPlaw, a law firm helping modern entrepreneurs grow and protect their business, and Sidebar, an innovative community group for lawyers. Kristen is an award-winning attorney who devotes her free time to educating business owners and to training the next generation of lawyers as an adjunct-professor at Florida International University.
Judge Miesha S. Darrough, Miami-Dade County Court Civil Judge
Judge Miesha S. Darrough is currently a Miami-Dade County Court Civil Judge located at the Dade County Courthouse. She presides over civil cases involving contract disputes, landlord and tenant issues, small claims and debt collection, auto negligence, and condominium and personal injury protection. Prior to her appointment, Judge Darrough was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida for over five years. During her time at the Miami office, she served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney. She also worked in the Appellate, Major Crimes, and Economic Crimes divisions where she investigated, litigated and tried numerous federal cases. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judge Darrough worked for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office where she served as a Felony Division Chief, worked in the Public Corruption Division and prosecuted hundreds of cases including homicides. Judge Darrough is a proud graduate of Howard University School of Business and Howard University School of Law.
Yuliya LaRoe, Founder of Leadwise Group
Yuliya LaRoe is an experienced attorney, certified coach and strategic advisor. She is the founder of LeadWise Group, an award-winning people strategy firm for the legal industry focused on helping law firms attract, retain and develop their most important asset, their people. For over a decade, Yuliya has been partnering with law firms and in-house legal departments to support legal industry professionals in strengthening their leadership, management and business development skills. Prior to supporting legal industry professionals, Yuliya served as legal counsel at an AmLaw 100 firm advising multinational companies on a variety of issues related to their global operations.
COVID-19 regulations and your safety
The safety and well-being of our clients and guests remains our priority. The InterContinental Hotel does not require masks, however, they are strongly encouraged in the common areas. Members of MDB and MDB YLS, please make sure your COVID vaccine card is on file with the MDB or provide a negative test to the MDB within 48 hours of the event.
This program is presumptively approved for 1.0 CLE credit in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. Applications for CLE credit will be filed in Delaware, Florida, Ohio, and Virginia. Attendees who are licensed in other jurisdictions will receive a uniform certificate of attendance but Reed Smith only provides credit for the states listed. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the program to receive a certificate of attendance.