Lim, Ruger & Kim, LLP 1055 West 7th Street, 28th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017 5:30pm-7:30pm MCLE credit approval pending
Panel 1 August 27, 2014
Secrets of Successful Client Development Join our distinguished panel of speakers for an in-depth discussion of the unique challenges of creating a book of business for women in the legal profession. Our panelists will discuss strategies for identifying potential clients and distinguishing oneself to the potential client. Topics will include the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone, seeking client development opportunities, getting past the fear of rejection, and overcoming gender bias in the legal profession. Speakers: Timi Hallem, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Ruth Kahn, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP Sabina A. Helton, Shareholder, Parker Milliken
Panel 2 September 11, 2014
How Women Approach Business Relationships Success is partially driven by the ability to form and maintain meaningful relationships. So how do women lawyers successfully foster and leverage business relationships with corporate counsel? Our panel consisting of legal professionals from diverse backgrounds will share their personal experiences from both sides of the table, providing insight on how women approach this differently from men. What works and what doesn't? Speakers: Katherine Adkins, General Counsel, Toyota Financial Services Leon Bass, Senior Attorney, Southern California Edison Maidie Oliveau, Counsel, Arent Fox LLP
Panel 3 October 22, 2014
The Inside Job: How In-House Counsel Champion Diversity From Within Have you ever wondered how in-house counsel champion diversity from the inside? Our distinguished panelists will explore strategies they use to promote diversity in the legal profession, with a focused look at the challenges and opportunities they face in hiring diverse outside counsel. The panel will also address ways diverse attorneys and firms can position themselves to be recognized and hired by in-house counsel. Speakers: Derrick L. Brent, Associate General Counsel, Masimo Corporation Erbin Keith, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Southern California Gas Company Malissia R. Clinton, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Aerospace Corporation
Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Click here for address and map.
Celebrating 25 Years of Creating Access & Opportunity
Congratulations Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 25-Year CMCP Member and 2014 CMCP Diversity Leader Conference Sponsor!
Pillsbury and CMCP have been diversity partners from the beginning. The individuals profiled below have helped to weave the fabric of this dynamic relationship. All three are inductees in the first round of CMCP'S Diversity Leader Hall of Fame!
Kevin Fong, Partner Kevin started his career at Pillsbury and remains at the firm today.
As a partner in a majority firm, I can confirm what most minority lawyers know well -- business opportunities arise from relationships started long ago and nurtured over the years. This is especially true in the increasingly specialized practices of minority lawyers in majority firms -- for instance, lawyers whom I meet today at CMCP may not have a need for an appellate lawyer in the California Supreme Court or Ninth Circuit untill years from now. But the time to start building relationships is now.
- Kevin Fong, from "CMCP Benefits for Majority Owned Law Firms - Creating Opportunities in 1996" in CMCP's 1995 - 1996 Annual Report.
Kevin Fong, Partner 1996
Richard Odgers, Ret.
Dick Odgers, Pacific Telesis presents Guy Rounsaville, Wells Fargo Bank, with the 1994 CMCP Appreciation Award, while John Essex looks on.
Dick Odgers left Pillsbury in 1987 to join Pacific Telesis as EVP and General Counsel. In that role he joined with other Corporate Law Department leaders to form CMCP in 1989, and served on the CMCP Steering Committee though 1995. After 10 years working in - house with Pacific Telesis and Pacific Bell, Dick returned to Pillsbury as a partner where he continued to represent the companies and to help further Pillsbury's diversity & inclusion goals.
Tania Shah, CMCP Executive Director (2001- 2007)
Tania was CMCP's fourth Executive Director from 2001-2007. In 2007 Tania joined Pillsbury as Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, a position she held until 2014.
From CMCP's 2003 Annual Report:
A Message from the Executive Director
CMCP serves to maximize opportunities for minority attorneys through networking and business development activities. In the current economic climate, forging new connections and strengthening existing relationships, is crucial to developing and maintaining a strong, growing practice. CMCP aids in doing just that through our conferences and numerous continuing legal education programs, our online database of minority attorneys, job posting, monthly e-newsletter, and other member benefits.
2014 Women Leaders In Tech Law Recognizing California’s Women Leaders in Tech Law
Sally Abel Fenwick & West
Marcia Chung Hewlett-Packard
Kathryn Fritz Fenwick & West
Judith Hasko Latham & Watkins
Cynthia Hess Fenwick & West
Annette Hurst Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Rachel Krevans Morrison Foerster
Victoria Lee DLA Piper
Allison Leopold Tilley Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Rosemarie Ring Munger, Tolles & Olson
Dominique Shelton Alston & Bird
Stephanie Skaff Farella Braun + Martel
Joyce Smith Baker & McKenzie
Quyen Ta Keker & Van Nest
Bobbie Wilson Perkins Coie
Stewart McDowell Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Salima Merani Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Catharina Min Reed Smith
Sasha Rao Bingham McCutchen
California Lawyer is currently seeking nominations for the 19th annual CLAY (California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year) Awards. The nomination form is now live on our website, and the deadline for nominations is Monday, NOVEMBER 3, 2014, 11:59 pm.
If your organization uses an email listserv or publishes a newsletter, can you please help us spread the word by distributing the information below to your membership?
Eligibility: The attorney must be an active member of the State Bar of California whose work was completed or resolved between November 2, 2013 and November 2, 2014.
The lawyer’s achievements during this time period have had a significant impact on:
a particular industry; or
the general good of the public.
More than 30 categories are listed in our online nomination form, which you will find here:
The nomination form also includes a link to last year’s winners.
Please provide specific details about the attorney’s achievement and explain the significant impact the work made in 2014. NOTE: If you are nominating a team of attorneys, list the lead attorney's information in the nominee section and include the other attorneys’ names in the details of the achievement’s description.
There is a limited amount of space for your nomination (4,000 characters, including spaces).
The deadline for nominations is Monday, NOVEMBER 3, 11:59 pm (no exceptions). However, we STRONGLY encourage you to send in your nominations earlier. You may submit more than one nomination.
Should you have any questions about the CLAY Awards, please feel free to contact California Lawyer’s managing editor, Karmah Elmusa, at email@example.com.
Job Announcement: Deputy County Counsel IV: County of San Bernardino
The County Counsel's Office is recruiting for Deputy County Counsel IV.
County Counsel Deputies practice in a variety of civil law areas and assignments which may include: eminent domain; public entity liability; environmental/land use; workers compensation; taxation; juvenile, guardianship and conservatorship; appeals; arbitration/mediation; contract; business; transactional; employment; civil rights; torts; personal injury; real estate and construction and administrative law proceedings...