DEH Speaker Series

Click here for corporate membership invoice options or individual membership invoice options 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 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.


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

Register for this event

View the invite

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
We hope you will join us for this thought provoking, interactive discussion that will leave you empowered to explore the opportunities that present and the challenges that remain in cultivating a better in-house path and setting yourself apart as outside counsel.