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Professional Success Summit

ABA Section of Litigation: The Professional Success Summit


2016 Professional Success Summit

November 14-16, 2016
Atlanta, GA 

Join the Section of Litigation at the Professional Success Summit!
The Professional Success Summit is a summit dedicated to litigators of color seeking to maximize their career potential. There will be 18 dynamic programs and several networking events, offering attendees the tools and skills necessary to reach the pinnacle of success.  

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Confirmed Speakers

 

Dennis Archer, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Detroit, MI

Kim J. Askew, K&L Gates LLP, Dallas, TX

Hon. Victor A Bolden, US District Court for the District of Connecticut, Bridgeport, CT

Paulette Brown, Locke Lord LLP, Morristown, NJ

Janice P. Brown, The Brown Law Group, San Diego, CA

Lacrecia G. Cade, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

John C. Childs, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Atlanta, GA

Morgan Chu, Irell & Manella LLP, Los Angeles, LA

Kelly-Ann Clarke, AT & T Services, Inc., Houston, TX

Debra Page Coleman, Macy's Inc., Atlanta, GA

David A. Crichlow, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, New York, NY

Benjamin L. Crump, Parks & Crump LLC, Tallahassee, FL

Tobey M. Daluz, Ballard Spahr LLP, Wilmington, DE

Barbara J. Dawson, Snell & Wilmer LLP, Phoenix, AZ

Cari K.  Dawson, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, GA

Richard H. Deane Jr., Jones Day, Atlanta, GA

Marcus Delgado, Cox Communications, Atlanta, GA

Jill Dessalines, Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, LA

Elia Diaz-Yaeger, Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans, LA

Christina Dixon, The Dixon Law Firm, Houston, TX

Hon. Bernice B. Donald, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Memphis, TN

Joseph M. Drayton, Cooley LLP, New York, NY

Burt Fealing, Southwire Company, Atlanta, GA

Isabella Fu, Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA

Koji F. Fukumura, Cooley LLP, San Diego, CA

James K. Grasty, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ

Ernest L. Greer, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Atlanta, GA

Robert J. Grey, Jr., Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, VA

Angie Hankins, Samsung Electronics, Menlo Park, CA

Joan M. Haratani, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, San Franisco, CA

Charles E. Harris II, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago, IL

Richard R. Harris, Littler Mendelson PC, Philadelphia, PA

Brett J. Hart, United Airlines, Chicago, IL

Peter C. Harvey, Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler LLP, New York, NY

Randy E. Hayman, Beveridge & Diamond PC, Washington, DC

Darlene Quashie Henry, Office Depot Inc., Boca Raton, FL

Tricia “C.K." Hoffler, Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler LLP, Atlanta, GA

Daniel Johnson Jr., The Dan Johnson Law Group, San Francisco, CA

Elaine R. Jones, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Washington, DC

Kamran Q. Khan, Altria Client Services Inc., Richmond, VA

Helen B. Kim, Thompson Coburn LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Linda A. Klein, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Atlanta, GA

Michael S. Kwun, Keker & Van Nest LLP, San Francisco, CA

Gary T. Lafayette, Lafayette & Kumagai LLP, San Francisco, CA

Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Lawrence & Bundy LLC, Atlanta, GA

Eileen M. Letts, Greene and Letts, Chicago, IL

Ava E. Lias-Booker, McGuireWoods LLP, Baltimore, MD

Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago, IL

Robert T. Maldonado, Cooper Dunham LLP, New York, NY

Joshua W. Martin III, Potter Anderson Corroon LLP, Wilimington, DE

Brian Monroe, Comcast Corporation, Pennsylvania, PA

Sheela Murthy, The Murthy Law Firm, Owings Mills, MD

Yvette Ostolaza, Sidley Austin LLP, Dallas, TX

W. Ray Persons, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA

Donald S. Prophete, Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP, Kansas City, MO

Laurence F. Pulgram, Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco, CA

Hon. Eric A. Richardson, State Court of Fulton County, Atlanta, GA

Antonio D. Robinson, Carter's Inc., Atlanta, GA

Hon. Karen Wells Roby, US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

Mark Roellig, MassMutual Financial Group, Springfield, MA

Hon. Eleanor L. Ross, U.S. District Court of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Tracey Salmon-Smith, Bressler Amery & Ross PC

Manuel San Juan, San Juan Law Firm, San Juan, PR

George Schell, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA

Hon. Lorna G. Schofield, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, New York, NY

Robert R. Simpson, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Washington, DC

Sonya Olds Som, Major Lindsey & Africa LLC, Chicago, IL

Grace E. Speights, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, DC

Brian A. Sun, Jones Day, Los Angeles, LA

Lauren S. Tashma, Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Errol B. Taylor, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP, New York, NY

Anna D. Torres, Torres Law Group, West Palm Beach, FL

Rhonda R. Trotter, Kaye Scholer LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Michael K. Tucker, Avis Budget Group Inc., New York, NY

Twanda Turner-Hawkins, Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL

Rodney Villazor, Smith Villazor LLP, New York, NY

Karol Corbin Walker, LeClairRyan, Newark, NJ

Hon. Linda T. Walker, US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Theodore V. "Ted" Wells, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, NY

Joseph K. West, Duane Morris LLP, Washington, DC

Oran F. Whiting, Oran F. Whiting Law, Chicago, IL

Hon. Ann Claire Williams, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Chicago, IL

Benjamin F. Wilson, Beveridge & Diamond PC, Washington, DC

Steven H. Wright, Holland & Knight LLP, Boston, MA

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

 

MCLE Information The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NH, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. This seminar is expected to qualify for  6.25 CLE credit hours in 60-minute states and 7.50 CLE credit hours in 50-minute states. This transitional program is approved for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys in NY. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit http://www.americanbar.org/cle/mandatory_cle/mcle_states.html