DEH Speaker Series

Click here to download the 2019 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 2019 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.

NEXT DEH SPEAKER SERIES EVENTS

Monday, September 23, 2019 from 12-2:00 PM EDT and by webcast

Co-Hosts:  Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Association of Corporate Counsel, New York City

Location:  The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave. (between E. 44th & E. 45th Streets), The Grand Ballroom, New York, NY

Topic General Counsel Driving the Diversity & Collaboration Agenda.  The January 2019 New York Times article reporting on the dearth of diversity in law firm partnership promotions was the latest wake-up-call of the significant diversity challenges plaguing the legal profession.  An Open Letter response, now penned by more than 200 general counsel, pushes for greater diversity in the legal industry as well as tangible steps legal departments can take to inspire outside counsel change.  At this event, a distinguished general counsel and management panel will explore how to collaborate with outside counsel to build a more diverse profession, improve talent development for all lawyers, and achieve better outcomes for clients.  We hope you will join us for this thought provoking, interactive discussion that will explore hiring, developing and promoting diverse talent both inside companies and at the law firms and legal service providers with whom they work.

Moderator:
Debbie Epstein Henry, Founder, DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing; Co-Founder, Bliss Lawyers
Panelists: 
Yen Chu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, EQUINOX
Ernest LaMont Greer, Co-President, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library
Laurie Poulos, Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, TRANZACT
Greenberg Traurig LLP has graciously offered to provide lunch for all in-person attendees.
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    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 8-10:00 AM EST and by webcast

    Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP ~ 1285 6th Ave, New York, NY

    Paul, Weiss has graciously offered to provide a copy of Dolly’s book, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias and breakfast for all in-person attendees.
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    TOPIC:  The Psychology of Good People.

    DISTINGUISHED GUESTDolly Chugh is an award-winning professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where she teaches MBA courses in leadership and management.  Her research focuses on the psychology of good people.  Her first book, The Person You Mean to Be:  How Good People Fight Bias, came out last year and received rave praise from Morehouse President David Thomas, NYU Law School professor Kenji Yoshino, and the legendary Billie Jean King, amongst many others.  The book was one of six finalists for the Fall 2018 Next Big Idea Club selection, curated by Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink.  Dolly gave a TED Talk last year which was named one of the 25 Most Popular TED Talks of 2018 and currently has over 3.3 million views. Dolly received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her MBA and PhD from Harvard University.