August 05, 2019

Special Events

These events are free to all meeting registrants, unless otherwise noted by a ticket price.

Daily

  • BUSINESS LAW HEALTH CLUB
    Wake up early and join other registrants for a guided run or walk through Washington, D.C. All Health Club participants will receive a water bottle. 
    Sponsored by Gowling WLG
  • YOUNG LAWYER TRACK PROGRAMS
    The Young Lawyer Track is a curated list of programs that have been specially identified to ensure that introductory, overview, or basic level programming is provided for lawyers new to the profession. Young Lawyer Track programs and events are open to all Annual Meeting attendees.

Wednesday, September 11

  • DIVERSITY NETWORKING RECEPTION | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Join the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and celebrate the Section’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the Section and the profession.

Thursday, September 12

  • FIRST-TIMER BREAKFAST | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    All first-time meeting attendees are invited to this special welcome breakfast. Meet with Business Law Section leaders to gain insight on navigating the meeting.
  • YOUNG LAWYER LUNCHEON (TICKETS: $15) | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Young lawyer and law student attendees are invited to this luncheon tailored specifically to new attorneys who are establishing themselves in the field and building their careers.
    Sponsored by JAMS
  • LAW STUDENT SPEED NETWORKING | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Both lawyers and law students are invited to participate in this popular event that connects law students with established business lawyers for short networking sessions.
    Sponsored by Sidley
  • ICEBREAKER RECEPTION | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Whether you are a young or experienced lawyer; a new or long-time Section member; or a first-time or return meeting attendee; we invite you to attend this reception to meet new colleagues before the Welcome Reception.
    Sponsored by Covington
  • WELCOME RECEPTION | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    After the first day of meetings, enjoy cool cocktails and savory nibbles at this fun networking event. It’s free to all registrants, and a great place to connect with others heading to evening committee events.
  • SWEET ENDINGS DESSERT RECEPTION | 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Wind down with desserts, coffee, and cocktails at this reception hosted by the Women’s Business Law Network Subcommittee of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. This event celebrates the strides made by women in the Section and the profession.
    Sponsored by Potter Anderson Corroon

Friday, September 13

  • SECTION LUNCHEON (TICKETS: $75) | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Attend the Section Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Risa L. Goluboff, the first female Dean of the University of Virginia School of Law. The luncheon also recognizes the recipient of the Chair’s Award as well as authors, incoming and outgoing Committee Chairs, Council Members, Liaisons and other Section contributors.
  • MEET THE SECTION'S BUSINESS LAW ADVISORS | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    All Section Meeting attendees are welcome to attend this cocktail hour celebrating the contributions of Business Law Advisors to the Section and the profession.
    Sponsored by Goodwin
  • SECTION DINNER (TICKETS: $150) | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Plan to attend the Section Dinner at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. All galleries and exhibitions, featuring over 36,000 artifacts, will be open. This is not a fundraising event.
  • SECTION HOSPITALITY SUITE | 9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
    Join us for a nightcap to mix, mingle and chill at the Marriott Marquis to wrap up the second full day of meetings and events.
    Sponsored by Morrison Foerster

Not sure about attending a ticketed event?
Interested in attending the Section Lunch or Section Dinner but not sure about the cost? Enter the Section Ticket Drawing for a chance to win two free tickets to the Section Lunch or the Section Dinner. The Section will be giving away up to 5 pairs of tickets to the Section Dinner and up to 10 tickets to the Section Lunch. Enter the drawing here!