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.
NEXT DEH SPEAKER SERIES EVENTS
What General Counsel Want – For Themselves, Their Teams & Their Outside Counsel
June 14, 2018 from 12-1:45 PM EDT and by webcast
The event will be co-hosted by Latham & Watkins LLP and the NYC Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel
Location: Latham & Watkins LLP, 885 Third Avenue (Between E. 53rd & E. 54th Streets), New York, NY
TOPIC: What General Counsel Want – For Themselves, Their Teams & Their Outside Counsel.
Many in-house lawyers lament that their legal departments are flat organizations with minimal resources to develop, advance or carve out a bigger role. Meanwhile, law firm lawyers often find the expectations of general counsel to be increasingly enigmatic and law firms find it challenging to distinguish themselves. At this session, we will explore the path for in-house lawyers and their outside counsel expectations.
With probing questions posed by legal industry and workplace expert Debbie Epstein Henry, a distinguished general counsel panel will explore how they advanced to the coveted general counsel spot and developed the skills to secure the top job. The general counsel panel will also share:
Expectations of their teams and how in-house lawyers can best hone their skills and expand their platform, roles and responsibilities
How to interact with outside counsel as well as determine what makes a law firm stand out
Tips on learning a client’s business and how to tailor outside counsel approaches based on company size, industry, market shifts and other variables