Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership: Dallas

June 16, 2022

The past two years have brought unprecedented disruptions and uncertainty to our professional and personal lives. As we begin to transition back to face-to-face interactions, how will we do business, socialize, and educate our children? The CenterForce Diversity in Law Series will explore this “new normal” and the effect it will have on the career paths of women and underrepresented professionals in legal and Corporate America. Clearly, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives have become an imperative in the workplace. Further, DEI is no longer being defined as a gender issue or a race issue, but rather, as a people issue. In order to truly foster change, we need to get all stakeholders in the room. Therefore, all genders are welcome!

How is leadership evolving to meet the challenges of the post-pandemic world? Are companies doing enough to create a culture of inclusion that goes beyond metrics? What are the best strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse talent? How can we enlist the dominant group to become our allies and advocates? What does success look like for you and what is the most effective way of bringing it to fruition?

The conference will provide networking and learning opportunities on the below-listed topics and more!


Catherine Rowsey
Holland & Knight LLP
Zandra Robinson
Senior Legal Counsel
Dell Technologies
Julie Gerron
General Counsel & CCO
Westwood Holdings Group, Inc.
Jennifer Jones
Managing Counsel
Toyota Motor North America
Omar J. Alaniz
Reed Smith LLP
Taylre C. Janak
Reed Smith LLP
Brice White
Associate General Counsel, Privacy Incidents
Chris Bass
Vice President and General Tax Counsel
Epiroc North America Corp
Errol Brown
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Tracy Dalton
Executive Director
Tory L. Finley
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Faith Anderson
SVP & General Counsel
American Airlines Federal Credit Union
Jobby Mathew
Principal Corporate Counsel
Albert Li
Chief Legal Officer
Owlet, Inc.
Preston Bernhisel
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Laura Roach
Lead Counsel, Nokia Network Infrastructure (Americas Reg. Bus. Center)
Nokia of America Corporation
Meghann D. Reeves
Of Counsel
Hartline Barger LLP
Avvennett M. Gezahan
Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC
LaCrecia Perkins
Winstead PC
Nadia E. Haghighatian
Holland & Knight
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Stevan Verkin
Vice President Legal, Global Counsel & Real Estate
Daryl Dorsey
Director and Senior Attorney
American Airlines
Punam Kaji
Senior Legal Counsel
Fidelity Investments
Justin Johnson
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Francesca Perkins Austin
Senior Counsel, Associate VP
National Life Group
Katherine Gnadinger
Corporate Counsel
Ryan Summer Parley
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
The Neiman Marcus Group
Isabel Crosby
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Rebecca Fike
Partner — Shareholder Litigation & Enforcement, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense
Vinson & Elkins
Ashley Rogers
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Ashlie Alaman
Corporate Counsel
Jennifer DeBoy
Senior Corporate Counsel, Commercial and Business Unit Support
Analog Devices, Inc
Michelle Pelton
Director, Senior Corporate Counsel Global Employment & Labor
Match Group, Inc.
Vicki Blanton
Assistant VP - Senior Legal Counsel
Jana Lambro
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr LLP
Jackie Johnson
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
Liz Ryan
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


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