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.


Radical Candor

May 16, 2019 from 12-2:00 PM EDT and by webcast

Location: Clifford Chance US LLP, 31 West 52nd Street (Between 5th & 6th Ave.), New York, NY

Clifford Chance US LLP has graciously offered to provide a copy of Kim’s book and lunch for all in-person attendees.

Register for this event

TOPIC:  Radical Candor.  Radical Candor is the ability to give feedback in a way that challenges people directly and shows you care about them personally.  In essence, Radical Candor means, “say what you think.”  But people rarely do this.  At this event, Kim Scott, New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Radical Candor:  Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will tell us why being honest is uncomfortable and difficult and how such a simple thing can feel radical.  With probing questions posed by author and workplace expert Debbie Epstein Henry, Kim will demonstrate how to offer constructive criticism and avoid the thorny challenges of pushback and negative morale.  She will share her framework to help you build a culture of great feedback that will, in turn, help you and the people you work with do the best work of your lives and build the best relationships of your career.  Drawing on her personal journey as an entrepreneur with extensive international experience and as an executive in top technology companies, Kim will inspire us with powerful insights and practices to make honesty a means to better the relationships and work in our lives and those around us. 
DISTINGUISHED GUEST: Kim Scott is the author of the NYT & WSJ bestseller Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity and the co-founder of Radical Candor LLC. Kim led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google and then joined Apple to develop and teach a leadership seminar. Kim has been a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other tech companies. Previously, Kim was the co-founder and CEO of Juice Software, a collaboration start-up, and led business development at Delta Three and Capital Thinking. Earlier in her career, she worked as a senior policy advisor at the FCC, managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was an analyst on the Soviet Companies Fund. Kim received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Princeton University. She is the author of three novels; she and her husband Andy Scott are parents of twins and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Additional information is available at Follow her on Twitter @kimballscott.