The Business Imperative for Diversity

Leaders in the legal community continue to focus the importance of diversity to establish a flourishing law business. Diversity is essential considering the most sophisticated legal advice comes from attorneys with a variety of perspectives. The largest law firms wield influence in the law, politics and the greater business community; yet these firms continue to be diversity-challenged, despite all their best efforts. A panel of legal industry leaders will discuss the business case for promoting and maintaining a diverse legal team.

James McNasby, General Counsel, Marsh LLC

Ellen Moran Dwyer, Managing Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP

Richard Rosenbaum, Chief Executive Officer, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Tony West, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, PepsiCo

Moderator: Lisa Kassenaar, Editor-at-Large, Global Women’s Coverage, Bloomberg News