Thursday, October 01, 2009


Diversity and Flexibility Connection Conference: 10/29

Now is the time to sign up for PAR's Diversity and Flexibility Conference on October 29, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Only 26 seats remain. Registration information is available on PAR's website.

An all-star line up of general counsel and law firm chairs will discuss the results of their two days of meetings. In addition, PAR will present its Connection best practices report, and its Flex Success Award to a successful part-time partner at a PAR member firm.

More information, from the invitation:

Meet the leaders -- the key general counsel and law firm chairs who are participating in PAR’s Diversity & Flexibility Connection -- at a special one-day conference. Hear their perspectives on how diversity and flexibility impact client relationships, legal budgets and business development. Network and share your firm’s experiences.

The Connection brought together twelve general counsel and twelve law firm chairs for two meetings where they had frank discussions on the connection between work/life strategies and diversity objectives. This conference will present the best practices and action steps for law departments and law firms that were generated at these meetings.

For PAR members only: Included in the price of your conference ticket will be an invitation to a reception the night before the conference hosted by Dickstein Shapiro LLP exclusively for PAR members who are attending the conference, general counsel and law firm chairs who are participating in the Connection and speakers.


Michele Coleman Mayes, VP and General Counsel, Allstate Insurance
James Potter, SVP, General Counsel and Secretary, Del Monte Foods Company
Thomas Sager, SVP and General Counsel, DuPont Company
Douglas G. Scrivner, General Counsel & Compliance Officer, Accenture
Jeffrey Gearhart, EVP and General Counsel, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Catherine A. Lamboley, SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary (ret.), Shell Oil
Teri Plummer McClure, SVP of Legal, Compliance and Public Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, United Parcel Service
Thomas Milch, Chair, Arnold & Porter LLP
Gordon Davidson, Chair, Fenwick & West LLP
Michael Nannes, Chair/Firmwide Managing Partner, Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Robert Riley, Chair, Schiff Hardin LLP
Steven Lowenthal, Chair, Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Thomas Cole, Chair, Executive Committee, Sidley Austin LLP
Elliott Portnoy, Chair, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP
Keith C. Wetmore, Chair, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Steven B. Pfeiffer, Chair, Executive Committee, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP


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