DEH Speaker Series

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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 nearly 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, Sallie Krawcheck, 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!

The first DEH Speaker Series event for any person or organization who wants to attend in person or by webcast is free, with no commitment to join. If you’ve previously attended or participated by webcast in Flex-Time Lawyers LLC or Law & Reorder events, your participation is still free.

  • 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). Once you attend or participate by webcast in your first free event, you can pick and choose the events you want to attend for a fee of $50 per event or you can choose to purchase a $150 membership fee that will cover your attendance for four consecutive events, including the first free one you attend. 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 or $50 per event fee.
  • 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. You can download the corporate invoices that will provide a variety of choices for membership including in-person only, in-person plus webcast and webcast only.
  • 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.


That’s What She Said

Debbie Epstein Henry Interview of Joanne Lipman, author of That’s What She Said and former USA Today Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2018 from 12-1:45 PM EDT and by webcast

Hosted by:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 601 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

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Here is the April 18th invite

TOPIC:  That’s What She Said.  The national dialogue around closing the gender gap in the workplace is at a watershed moment.  As stories keep breaking across all industries, thoughtful women and men are wondering:  how can we solve this problem together.  If this moment has taught us one thing, it is that gender parity, opportunity and respect are not just female problems.  At this event, Joanne Lipman, veteran journalist and author of THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, will share why men can and must join the conversation to bring equity to our workplaces.  She will also offer steps that women and men can take right now to move toward a solution.  With probing questions posed by author, workplace and women's expert Debbie Epstein Henry, Joanne will address issues including unconscious bias, the respect gap, “mansplaining,” the gender wage gap and much more—and explain how to remedy these behaviors so that women can gain greater opportunity and success at work.  Attendees will leave this session with illuminating anecdotes, current data, and personal tales from Joanne’s own journey to put words into action and demonstrate the benefits to businesses that bridge the gender divide by having women and men work together toward this essential goal.
Joanne Lipman is the author of THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID:  What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together.  A veteran journalist, Joanne served most recently as Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY.  She began her career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to Deputy Managing Editor—the first woman to attain that post—and supervising coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes.  Subsequently, Joanne was founding Editor-in-Chief of Portfolio magazine and, which won Loeb and National Magazine Awards.  She has pioneered integrating gender equality into the workplace.  Joanne has written on the topic for publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA TODAY and Time.  As one of the most senior women in the media industry, she has actively promoted women in the newsrooms she leads.  A frequent speaker about women in the workplace, Joanne’s recent speaking engagements on women's issues include the Aspen Ideas Festival, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and Women in Cable Television's national leadership conference, which she keynoted with Katie Couric.  She is a winner of the Matrix Award for women in media.  Joanne and her husband live in New York City and are the parents of two children.