DEH Speaker Series

Click here to download the 2020 corporate invoices for the DEH Speaker Series.  You can also download the individual invoices for the DEH Speaker Series.

I run a quarterly speaker series in New York City and by webcast called the DEH Speaker Series.  The events are typically hosted by large law firms and take place weekdays, over lunch.  I’ve run hundreds of these events for 20 years.  The events usually draw 100 - 200 in-person attendees and the webcast audience includes companies, law firms and non-profits worldwide, attracting up to 1,000 participants for each event.  The topics vary and generally fall into three categories:  careers/workplaces, women and law.  The program formats range from one-on-one interviews with thought leaders to keynotes, facilitations, panel discussions, workshops, breakout sessions and more.  Many law firms purchase corporate memberships so that their lawyers can participate in the quarterly events in person and by webcast.  The events are often used to supplement company and firm internal professional development, women’s initiatives and/or diversity programming.

More information about my past guests and hosts

I’ve been fortunate to attract numerous thought leaders and New York Times best-selling authors including Anne-Marie Slaughter, Claire Shipman, Gretchen Rubin, Reshma Saujani, Sallie Krawcheck, Laurie Santos, Lisa Belkin and many more.  I also regularly host prominent general counsel and law firm leaders.  My events have been hosted by many distinguished New York City law firms including Allen & Overy; Chadbourne; Cleary; Clifford Chance; Cravath; Davis Polk; Debevoise; DLA Piper, Fried, Frank; Hogan Lovells; Kaye Scholer; Kirkland & Ellis; K&L Gates; Kramer Levin; McDermott; Milbank; Morgan, Lewis; Orrick, King & Spalding; Patterson; Paul, Weiss; Proskauer; Schulte; Shearman & Sterling; Sidley; Simpson; Skadden; Stroock; Sullivan & Cromwell; Wachtell; Weil; White & Case; and, Willkie.

Become a paid corporate or individual member of the DEH Speaker Series!

Most DEH Speaker Series events sell out due to the enormous popularity of the quarterly guests.  For event registration, typically, we can only confirm spots for our members.  If you are a first time attendee and you are not yet ready to purchase a membership, we are happy to add you as a non-member to our waiting list.  We will be back in touch as the event date approaches to let you know if we can confirm your spot.

  • A corporate membership to the DEH Speaker Series allows employers to rotate program attendees. The same or different representatives of the employer can attend each of the four events. Corporate memberships are an excellent resource for law firms with committees, lawyers or administrators who want to keep abreast of issues relating to careers, workplaces, women and law. Due to conflicting schedules and varying interests in topics, the corporate membership affords employers the luxury of maximizing use of the membership by sending the same or different representatives to attend.  To join the DEH Speaker Series and select from a variety of membership options including in-person only, in-person plus webcast and webcast only, click here to download the 2020 corporate invoices.
  • An individual membership to the DEH Speaker Series runs for a total of four consecutive quarterly events, including the first event you attended or participated in (regardless of whether you missed events in between). You can also pick and choose the events you want to attend for a per event fee. Individual memberships are non-transferable, meaning that only the individual who joins can use the membership and attend or participate by webcast in the DEH Speaker Series. Law firm lawyers are encouraged to submit their membership invoices for reimbursement as law firms typically reimburse for membership as a business development and/or professional development expense. You can download the individual invoices for a $150 individual membership entitling members to four consecutive events or a $50 per event fee.
  • In addition to the four consecutive events, the DEH Speaker Series provides members with a distribution of topical articles, access to dynamic guest speakers, information about legal industry trends, and prospective business referrals and job opportunities. It also contributes to a cause that is effecting positive change for women in general and the legal profession.


    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 8-10:00 AM EST and by webcast

    Location: BakerHostetler ~ 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY

    BakerHostetler has graciously offered to provide a copy of Jill’s book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money and breakfast for all in-person attendees.
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    TOPIC:  Take Control of Your Financial Life.  Do you have a “friend” who is super smart, has a great career, holds a graduate degree, has even saved a chunk of money for retirement, but who keeps making the same dumb mistakes when it comes to money?  Or is he or she not making decisions about money at all?  Is this “friend” you?  At this event, Wall Street trader, investment adviser, and business analyst for CBS News, Jill Schlesinger will reveal thirteen costly money mistakes you may be making right now without even knowing it.  Drawing on heartfelt personal stories (yes, money experts screw up, too), Jill will share how to undo some of the well-intentioned decisions you’ve made like saving for your kids’ college before your own retirement, assuming too much risk when you invest, avoiding uncomfortable tasks like creating a will or planning for the long-term care of an aging parent, or saddling your kids with your own money issues.  Jill will also expose the gender lens to money management and how to ensure that some women who may defer and deflect money management decisions do not do so when it matters most.  With probing questions posed by author and workplace expert Debbie Epstein Henry, Jill will share findings of her acclaimed book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money, and demonstrate how to break bad habits by following pragmatic and accessible rules for financial management to save tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention avoid countless sleepless nights.  Jill will leave us with practical, no-nonsense, and at times, counterintuitive advice, and educate us on what you really need to hear about retirement planning, college financing, insurance, real estate, how to save money, and more.  Attending this event might just be the smartest investment you make all year.

    DISTINGUISHED GUEST: Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award Winning Business Analyst for CBS News. She covers the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign on TV, on the “Jill on Money” podcast, radio (including her nationally syndicated show, “Jill on Money,” which won the 2018 Gracie Award for Best National Talk Show), the web and her blog, "Jill on Money." Jill also won a 2018 Personal Finance Reporting Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)/National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).

    Prior to her second career at CBS, Jill spent 14 years as the co-owner and Chief Investment Officer for an independent investment advisory firm. She began her career as a self-employed options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York, following her graduation from Brown University. Jill’s first book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money, was published in February 2019 by Ballantine Books.