Diversity in Insolvency: Putting Inclusive Ideas into Practice

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Diversity in Insolvency: Putting Inclusive Ideas into Practice

January 21, 2021

Sponsored by ABI's Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

Build a better law practice while building a more diverse and inclusive workplace! Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) leaders from the public and private sectors will discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion's impact on career trajectory, mentorship, and the bottom line, while providing tips and best practices to retaining and attracting talent. The session will begin with a plenary session, followed by breakout rooms staffed with a D&I expert and a bankruptcy judge. The program will conclude with an optional happy hour.

Confirmed participants in the Breakout Room Discussions:

  • Hon. Christopher M. Alston, Western District of Washington 
  • Hon. Daniel P. Collins, District of Arizona
  • Hon. Robert D. Drain, Southern District of New York
  • Hon. Barbara J. Houser, Northern District of Texas
  • Hon. Laurel M. Isicoff, Southern District of Florida
  • Hon. Klinette H. Kindred, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Hon. Christopher M. Lopez, Southern District of Texas
  • Hon. Brendan L. Shannon, District of Delaware
  • Hon. Sage M. Sigler, Northern District of Georgia
  • Hon. Kathy A. Surratt-States, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Hon. Deborah L. Thorne, Northern District of Illinois 
  • Kori Carew, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Mary Ellen Connerty, Director of Diversity & Engagement, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Carlos Davila-Caballero, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
  • Maja Hazell, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, White & Case LLP
  • John Iino, Diversity & Inclusion Global Chair, Reed Smith LLP
  • Sylvia James, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Melique Jones, Director of Talent Pipeline, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Nimesh Patel, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
  • Peter Wilson, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thursday, January 21, 2021

4:30 - 6:30 PM EST

This webinar is free to attend, and CLE is available to members in qualifying states.*


Hon. Barbara Houser, Moderator
(U.S Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Tex.)
Dallas, TX

Carlos Dávila-Caballero
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
New York, NY

Jade Eaton
Former US DOJ, Antitrust Division
Washington, D.C.

Sylvia F. James
Winston & Strawn LLP
Washington, D.C.

* CLE credit is available to attendees in qualifying states. You must view the entire program in order to receive CLE credit. During the program, several numeric codes will appear at random intervals. Please keep track of these codes, as you will need them to confirm your attendance for a certificate. ABI charges an administrative fee of $5 for members and $25 for non-members upon requesting CLE credit for this program.

ABI’s live webinars are approved for CLE credit in AL, AR, CA, DE, GA, IL, MS, MO, NV, NM, NY, NC, OK, PA, RI, SC, VT and WV; available for credit in AK, AZ, CT, HI, NH and NJ; applied for in CO, FL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MN, MT, OH, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and WY; and may be self-applied for in ID, KY, LA, NE, ND, OR and WA.

ABI will submit attendance to AL, DE, GA, HI, IN, KS, ME, MS, MT, NC, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, WV and WY.

Attendees from Illinois claiming credit more than 30 days after the event will be charged a $25 Illinois late-credit claim fee. All information necessary to claim credit will be provided with your certificate.

1.5 hours of CPE credit are also available. Attendees must have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the Statement on Standards for CPE Programs established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org