2011 Corporate Counsel Programs

2011 Lavender Law® Corporate Counsel Programming

The National LGBT Bar Association is proud to offer an expanded menu of programs for its corporate counsel members during this year’s Lavender Law ® Conference and Career Fair. For questions about these programs, contact Meghan Duffy at MeghanD@LGBTbar.org.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Corporate Counsel Speed Interviews (NEW!) (Pilot program, by invitation only)

Corporate Counsel Speed Interviews provide focused, intimate networking opportunities for corporate legal departments to identify LGBT outside counsel specifically chosen to meet their needs, based on areas of practice, type of firm, and geography. This program is an easy way for in-house counsel facing mandates to diversify their vendors/suppliers to establish personal connections with outside lawyers in the LGBT community. Law firm associates and partners can practice their interview skills and business development pitches in a safe environment, and begin the conversations that can lead to longer-term relationships. The National LGBT Bar Association is pilot-testing Speed Interviews this year as a potentially mutually beneficial opportunity for both corporate and outside counsel.  All interview participants were selected prior to the conference, and you will have a chance to review your matches.

Corporate Counsel only, click here to register.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Corporate Counsel Meeting (By invitation only)

Hear about the 2011 achievements of the National LGBT Bar Association’s corporate counsel division, and help set the agenda for next year, including the Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award Reception series. Sponsored by The Prudential Insurance Company of America.

Corporate Counsel only, click here to register.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Corporate Counsel VIP Reception (By invitation only)

Mix and mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with your corporate colleagues at this invitation-only reception.

Corporate Counsel only, click here to register.

Friday, September 9, 2011

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Corporate Counsel Dine-Arounds (NEW!) (Pilot program, by invitation only)

Corporate counsel will have the opportunity to meet new outside counsel and continue networking over dinner at one of several nearby restaurants.  Dine-Arounds provide a casual atmosphere in which to make connections and meet other members of the LGBT legal community.  Because this is a pilot program new for 2011, this year’s Dine-Arounds are by invitation only.  We hope to expand the program at future conferences.

Corporate Counsel only, click here to register.

Corporate Counsel Division

The National LGBT Bar Association’s corporate counsel division is comprised of professionals from around the country working to address the specific needs of the LGBT legal community within the corporate arena.  The group has organized networking events, presented awards, and developed best practices for companies large and small as they relate to LGBT issues.

The corporate counsel division offers sponsors and invited guests the opportunity to network at these various events, including the LGBT Bar’s signature Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award Reception series, the Allies for Justice Awards Ceremony, and new programs launched at the 2011 Lavender Law® conference including corporate counsel and law firm speed interviews and networking dinners.

Upcoming Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award Receptions

September 22, 2011: Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception – Minneapolis

October 6, 2011: Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception – Washington, DC

October 27, 2011: Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception – Seattle

November 10, 2011: Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception – New York

February 23, 2012*: Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception – Houston

March 29, 2012*: Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception – Los Angeles

May 10, 2012*: Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception – Philadelphia

June 14, 2012*: Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception – San Francisco

August 3, 2012: Allies for Justice Awards Ceremony – Chicago

*Dates subject to change

For more information, please contact Kelly Simon at (202) 637-7661 or Kelly@LGBTbar.org.

The National LGBT Bar Association would like to thank the following companies for their participation in this year’s Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair:

Constellation Energy · Freddie Mac · JPMorgan Chase · Microsoft · GlaxoSmithKline ·  Sempra Energy · Facebook · Telepictures Productions · Walmart · Accenture · Wells Fargo · Yahoo! · Google Inc. · Caesar’s Entertainment · Pacific Gas & Electric · SunPower Corporation · Warner Bros. Entertainment · BJ’s Wholesale Club ·  NBCUniversal · Deloitte · DirecTV · Rambus Inc. · Colgate-Palmolive · Xerox · American Airlines · Hewlett-Packard Company · Liberty Mutual