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HNBA/VIA Corporate Counsel Conference

JAMS-SPONSORED EVENT

HNBA/VIA Corporate Counsel Conference

Presented by the Hispanic National Bar Association

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End Date

Location

Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
US
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Diversity Conference CLE Credit: CLE Credit Available
The HNBA/VIA Corporate Counsel Conference will be held from March 20-22, 2024 at the Sheraton Seattle. Don’t miss out on three days of non-stop educational programs, enlightening speakers, networking opportunities, and the finest entertainment around. Attendees will have the opportunity to obtain CLE credits in a wide variety of topics.

JAMS is a proud sponsor of the 2024 HNBA/VIA Corporate Counsel Conference. Various JAMS neutrals will be speaking or moderating at the following panels:

Sports Law: Crisis Management, Investigations, & Enforcement
Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM PT
The panel will explore the field of sports law, focusing on transactional, mediation, investigations, litigation and media challenges. The panelists will discuss compliance challenges, substantial enforcement risk, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and use the FIFA scandal as a case study.
Moderator: Patricia Rodriguez, Senior Director, Crisis Management & Strategic Comms, Ankura, New York, NY
Panelists: 
    • Jeffrey G. Benz, Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS, Los Angeles, CA and London, UK
    • David Moreno, Partner, Blank Rome, New York, NY
    • Giselle Sedano, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, New York, NY
The Art of the Pitch: Business Development Strategies and Forging Authentic Relationships with In-house Counsel
Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 2:15 - 3:30 PM PT
This panel of senior in-house and outside counsel will discuss best practices for outside counsel to develop and maintain successful relationships with in-house counsel. Topics to be discussed include: how to build an authentic relationship; practical tips for successfully pitching and landing matters; anticipating needs and staying top of mind. Panelists will share business development strategies that you can incorporate into your practice.
Moderator: Michael Massiatte, Counsel, DLA Piper (US), Dallas, TX
Panelists: 
    • Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS, New York, NY
    • Effie Silva, General Counsel, Fresh Del Monte, Miami, FL
    • Anna Maria Tejada, Partner, Saul Ewing, Newark, NJ
The Future of Workplace Diversity Initiatives Post the Supreme Court's SFFA Decision
Thursday, March 22, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM PT
This panel will cover some practical steps that can be taken to further ingrain DEI into your organizations post-SFFA. The panel will discuss state legislative initiatives that would prohibit the use of state funds to support diversity, equity and inclusion employment efforts in or by state government and will examine the changing legal landscape. Attendees should walk away feeling confident in making simple adaptations to current DEI programs that can make an even greater positive impact in their organizations. We will also cover international updates on similar cases across the globe and discuss how global organizations can approach this topic.
Moderator: Joanne Saint Louis, Director of Diversity Outreach, JAMS, Atlanta, GA
Panelists:
    • Julia Diniz Tavares, Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Manager, Littler, Chicago, IL

Featured People

Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret.), FCIArb
  • Appellate
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Franchise
  • Governmental Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Real Property
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee
Jeffrey G. Benz, Esq., FCIArb, FCollArb, CEDS
  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Real Property
  • Telecommunications
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