Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership: Houston

February 22, 2024

CenterForce is thrilled to welcome you to our flagship legal event, designed to address the most pressing challenges and unveil innovative solutions to cultural shifts that are reshaping the legal landscape. Our commitment to fostering a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive legal industry remains unwavering, and we invite you to be a part of this transformative experience.

The Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership Summit is a vital platform for legal professionals to ignite change, featuring powerful discussions, practical strategies, and unmatched networking opportunities. Together, we’re creating a vibrant community of support that extends far beyond conference day.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to elevate your legal leadership, gain fresh perspectives, network, and chart a course toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive legal sector. Join us at the Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership conference in Houston and position yourself at the forefront of the crucial dialogue shaping the future of the legal profession.

*CLE Approved 3.75 HRS inc. .75 Ethics

Key Topics
  • Distinctive DEI Progress and Dynamics: Houston & Texas in the National Context
  • Breaking the Mold: Empowering Legal Talents Across Socioeconomic Lines
  • Shattering Glass Ceilings: The Unwritten Playbook for Career Success Beyond Hard Work
  • From Fitting In to Standing Out: Transforming Code-Switching and Imposter Syndrome into Strengths
  • De-Risking and Future-Proofing Workplace Diversity Initiatives in a Changing Legal Landscape
  • Redefining Success: From Burnout to Balance in a Multigenerational Workforce
  • From Vision to Reality: Making ERGs a Driving Force in Your DEI Initiatives


Who Attended
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • C-Suite Executives
  • General Counsel
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Senior Vice President Legal
  • Vice President Legal
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Senior Counsel
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Counsel


Natara Williams
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Trace Midstream
Jennifer Lee
Assistant General Counsel
First Solar, Inc.
Samantha-Anne (Horwitch) Nadolny
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Select Water Solutions
Michelle Hoogendam Cash
Associate General Counsel, Employment Legal
Corebridge Financial
Chelsea Clapp
Lead Counsel, Global Trade Compliance
Jude Andre
Senior Director and Associate GC
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Vanessa Allen Sutherland
EVP Government Affairs, GC & Corporate Secretary
Phillips 66
E. Anna Ha
Associate General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
United Airlines
Dee Dee Stephens
GC & Corporate Secretary
LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. (a Berkshire Hathaway Company)
Joanna Chen
Associate GC Employment & Compliance
Summer Bokhary
VP, Assistant GC - Wealth Management
Regions Bank
Awesta Mashoor
Associate General Counsel, US
Schneider Electric
Marco Castilla
Division GC - Latin America
Quanta Services
Mira Haykal
Senior Legal Counsel
Trina Energy Storage Solutions US Inc.
Latasha McDade
Senior Counsel
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Hillary Holmes
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Monica Uddin
Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing
Eydsa La Paz
Compliance Counsel - Global Compliance & Ethics
Michael Thomas
Managing Counsel – Mobility, Lubricants, Low Carbon Solutions, Real Estate
Shell USA, Inc.
Jordan Franklin
Legal-Trademark Corporate Counsel
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Monica White
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Kelsie Knight
Holland & Knight LLP
Zakiya Smart
Senior Counsel
BP America, Inc.
Tasha Taylor
Wright Close & Barger, LLP
Dani A. Sánchez
Senior Director, Associate General Counsel – Litigation & Employment
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Jacqueline Alvarenga Gerber
Mayer LLP
Kelly Robreno Koster
Bracewell LLP
Steven V. Torello
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Agnes O. Doyle
Holland & Knight
Sarai Neuman
Senior Associate
Mayer LLP
Eva Guzman
Wright Close & Barger, LLP
Jessica Zavadil Barger
Wright Close & Barger, LLP


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