Metropolitan Corporate Counsel invites you to join us for How to Build a Diversity Initiative in Support of ABA Resolution 113, a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, August 23rd at 1:00 pm EST.

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With so many departments using e-billing systems today, it is easy to track work performed in hours and dollars down to the timekeeper level, rather than simply looking at firm ownership alone. Diversity information can be reported and used to demonstrate contributions to the corporate goals, create targets for improvement, and to initiate meaningful conversations with firms about hiring and staffing practices. This session will offer a facilitated discussion on the potential pitfalls, and ethical, legal, and privacy issues associated with building a diversity initiative.

Led by industry experts Kris Satkunas and Dan Ruderman of LexisNexis CounselLink, this event will include a panel of legal department executives discussing specific ways to champion a diversity initiative, including:

• establishing guidelines and expectations
• communicating with outside counsel
• building and evaluating a law firm panel that meets diversity goals
• communicating progress to internal stakeholders

By attending this online event you will come away with a specific process for asking for, capturing, and reporting on the timekeeper information gathered.

Those who register will also receive a link for on-demand viewing in case you are unable to attend the live event.

We welcome you to forward this invitation to any of your colleagues who may find it to be of interest.

How to Build a Diversity Initiative in Support of ABA Resolution 113

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

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Metropolitan Corporate Counsel is excited to invite our readers to attend the new CLE in the City Series, supported by all of the major New York City law firms that came together to host the ABA Annual Meeting. This innovative collection of programs will be presented at leading firms and other special venues in midtown Manhattan on Thursday, August 10, and Friday, August 11.

Mix and match from 12 substantive tracks to fit your legal interests, including standards like corporate governance and commercial litigation, as well as newer areas like artificial intelligence and cybercrime. Each track will include three programs (1.5 hours of CLE credit each, for a total of 4.5 CLE credits) and a lunch speaker.

Among the speakers are:

-Catherine Amirfar of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
-Tom C. Baxter Jr. of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
-IBM Watson accompanied by John Douglas of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
-Hon. Colleen McMahon, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Hon. Barry R. Ostrager, Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Commercial Division
-Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York
-New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Tickets are $25 per program. Add a ticket for a presentation by one of the prominent speakers above (non-CLE) for only $20.

The CLE in the City Series is co-chaired by Michael H. Byowitz, of Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, and Stephen P. Younger, of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

For more information, download the full event brochure.

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