Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership: New York

April 10, 2024
New York

CenterForce is hosting the Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership Summit, an exclusive event dedicated to providing solutions and fostering collaboration in tackling the critical DEI challenges currently affecting the legal landscape in the New York and Tri-state area.

Our summit takes a comprehensive approach to address the obstacles posed by the backlash against DEI initiatives and the consequences of Affirmative Action repeal, encouraging an insightful dialogue on the continuously evolving aspects of the legal profession.

We invite you to join us and be a part of this solution-oriented event. Connect with industry leaders and legal professionals for a day filled with powerful discussions, fresh perspectives, and practical strategies centered on empowering talent across socioeconomic lines, breaking down glass ceilings, and effectively navigating the ever-changing landscape of workplace diversity initiatives.

In addition to these enlightening discussions, our summit provides unparalleled networking opportunities, offering a vibrant platform to engage with industry leaders and benchmark against best practices. By participating in this event, you will not only gain valuable knowledge but also become part of a dynamic community of support that extends far beyond the conference itself. We eagerly anticipate your presence at the summit, and we look forward to your active involvement in shaping the future of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal field.

*CLE Pending Approval

Key Topics
  • The Diversity Dividend: Strategies for Making a Stronger Case for the ROI of Diversity
  • 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


Alice Kim
SVP & Associate General Counsel
Paramount Global
Ally Grein
Senior Counsel, Entertainment Networks
Nishat (Gill) Ruiter
General Counsel
TED Conferences
Santiago Herrera
VP and Counsel
Goldman Sachs
Adrienne Hawkins
Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
La Fleur Browne
Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Joanne Charles
Associate General Counsel
Gilead Sciences
Jennifer Schatzman
General Counsel
Omnicom Health Group
Penny Williams
Commercial Counsel, Strategic Industries, Google Cloud
Resham Ramchandani
SVP & Associate General Counsel
A+E Networks
Karen Francis
VP & Assistant General Counsel
Shivani Shah
Corporate Counsel
Aryn Emert
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property
Paramount Global
Lynda Nguyen
Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel - Global Product Counsel
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Saira Hussain
Deputy COO Americas LEGAL (Director & Senior Counsel)
BNP Paribas
Krystin Kopen
Assistant General Counsel - Emerging Technology
JPMorgan Chase
Joellen Valentine
Senior Vice President, Counsel, Business Conduct Office
Maureen O’Neill
SVP, Strategic Client Experience and Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Mala Ahuja Harker
Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP
Kerri Ann Law
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Jaimie L. Nawaday
Seward & Kissel LLP
Rebecca A. Borgese
Riker Danzig LLP
Taa Grays
Vice President & Associate General Counsel of Information Governance
Nicole B. Weinstein
Beveridge & Diamond
Alyssa Cohen
VP & Senior Counsel - Business and Legal Affairs
Paramount Global
Jenna Gabay
Rivkin Radler LLP
Lara Flath
Partner, Complex Litigation and Trials
Christine M. Rodriguez
Kasowitz Benson Torres
Rippi Karda
Associate General Counsel
Iram P. Valentin
Partner | Co-Chair of Professional Liability Practice Group
Kaufman Dolowich
Hui-Shan Sandra King
Armstrong Teasdale


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