Reed Smith is a proud sponsor of the National Bar Association’s 97th Annual Conventions & Exhibits, taking place July 24-29 in Memphis, TN. The NBA is the nation's oldest and largest national association of predominantly African American lawyers, judges, educators and law students as the legal voice of the African American community.

Speakers: Cheryl A. Lagay Kendra Perkins Norwood

Event Type: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Seminar

Location Name:
Renasant Convention Center, 255 N. Main Street, Memphis TN 38103
Start Date/Time:
24 July 2022
End Date/Time:
29 July 2022

The firm will be leading a panel on July 27th titled “Are Diverse Slate Requirements Creating Equity in Big Law”. This panel will examine whether client demands for more diverse relationship partners and associates has had an impact on big law diversity over the past five years. The panel will also look at ways to further diversify big law, while providing attendees with actionable and meaningful business development tips to empower them to generate business by highlighting their teams diverse attributes.

Panelists are Yeve Chitiga, Director, assistant general counsel, Brex; Ashley Christina Satterfield, assistant general counsel, TruGreen; Kristi Matthews, senior managing counsel, Visa; and Cheryl Lagay, counsel, Reed Smith. The panel will be moderated by Amy Depuy, associate, Reed Smith.

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