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Vision. Empowerment. Impact.

Register for the LEAD Summit

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM

Welcome – UCLA Law Women LEAD Student LEADers

  • Benita S. Yu '19
  • Allyne Andrade e Silva '19 LL.M; Ph.D. Candidate in Human Rights and Law '19, University of São Paulo; Member, Brazilian Bar Association

8:35 AM

Vision. Empowerment. Impact.

  • Tanya L. Greene '09, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

8:45 AM

Media Minute: Take the Leap: Brand and Influence through Social Media

8:50 AM

Driving Leadership Initiatives Impacting Women and Youth Around the Globe

  • Margarita Paláu Hernández '85, Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, with the personal Rank of Ambassador; Member, Board of Directors, Herbalife Nutrition and ALJ Regional Holdings; Founder, CEO, Hernández Ventures
  • Mary D. Rodriguez '88, General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs, INTERPOL
  • Nancy J. Mintie '79, Founder and Executive Director, Uncommon Good
  • Shiu-Ming Cheer '00, Senior Staff Counsel, National Immigration Rights Center

9:40 AM

Building on Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women in Business

  • Joann Lublin, Author, Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, management career columnist for The Wall Street Journal
    In conversation with Nancy L. Abell '79, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP

10:30 AM

Refreshment Break and Networking

10:50 AM

Cultivating and Projecting Authentic Confidence

  • Cara Hale Alter, Author, The Credibility Code; Founder and President, SpeechSkills

11:35 AM

A Tribute to Our Honoree, the Honorable Dorothy Wright Nelson '53, Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, by her former Law Clerk, Professor Cara Horowitz '01, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Co-Director, UCLA Environmental Law Clinic

11:45 AM

The Honorable Dorothy Wright Nelson '53, Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In conversation with Jennifer Mnookin, Dean, UCLA School of Law and David G. Price & Dallas P. Price Professor of Law

12:10 - 1:10 PM

Outdoor Luncheon and Networking – Shapiro Courtyard

12:15 - 1:05 PM

Indoor Luncheon Program

Insights from the Judiciary on Judicial Careers and Effective Advocacy

  • Introductions by: Hannah Pollack '20, UCLA Law Women LEAD Student LEADer
  • Moderator: Tritia M. Murata '04, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Panelists:

  • The Honorable Jacqueline A. Connor (Ret.), ADR Services, Inc.
  • The Honorable Marcelita V. Haynes '76, Judge, Superior Court for the State of California, County of Los Angeles
  • The Honorable Joanna Kishner '89, Judge, Eighth Judicial District Court, Nevada

1:10 PM

Concurrent Break-Out Sessions

1. Women Overseeing the C Suite: Insights on Landing and Excelling on a Corporate, Non-Profit or Educational Institution Board
  • Moderator: Michelle Banks '88, Senior Advisor & Executive Coach, BarkerGilmore LLC; Board Member, DirectWomen

Panelists:

  • Jessie Kornberg '07, President & CEO, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • Angela J. Reddock-Wright '95, Founder and Managing Principal, Reddock Law Group, Arbitrator and Mediator; Has served on the Boards of the Los Angeles Community College District, Brentwood School, The Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI), Ability First, Achieve Mission and Southwest Community College Foundation
  • Lauri M. Shanahan '87, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Charlotte Russe; Member, Board of Directors, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, and Treasury Wine Estates

2. The Inside Scoop: Finding and Excelling in Your Perfect In-House Counsel Role
  • Introductions by: Abigail Gardner '20, UCLA Law Women LEAD Student LEADer
  • Moderator and Panelist: Michelle Sherman '88, Senior Corporate Counsel - Commercial & Property Insurance, Farmers Group, Inc.; Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California

Panelists:

  • Kris Cheh Beck '99, Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President, United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC
  • Tammy Brandt, Chief Legal Officer, Head of Business & Legal Affairs, Dreamscape Immersive
  • Vona S. Ekpebe '05, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Beachbody, LLC

3. Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Biometrics…What's Next?  Understanding These Inspiring and Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on Our Laws and Lives
  • Introductions by: Emme Tyler '21, UCLA Law Women LEAD Student LEADer
  • Moderator and Panelist: Heather A. Morgan '94, Partner, GBG LLP

Panelists:

  • John D. Villasenor, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical Engineering, Public Policy and Management, UCLA; Visiting Professor, UCLA School of Law ; Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
  • Alicia Solow-Niederman, J.D., Professor, UCLA School of Law
  • Diana J. Stern '16, Baker & Hostetler LLP

4. Master Deal-Makers: Taking Your Negotiations Skills to the Win-Win Level
  • Introductions by: Blanca Trenado '20, UCLA Law Women LEAD Student LEADer
  • Moderator and Contributor: Lilit Asadourian '00, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Presenter:

  • Robert Harris Mnookin, Samuel Williston Professor of Law and Chair of the Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School; Director. Harvard Negotiation Research Project

5. A Forum for Students and New Practitioners: What's Involved and Keys to Success in  Corporate and Other Transactional Practices
  • Introductions by: Alexandria Moriarty '21, UCLA Law Women LEAD Student LEADer
  • Moderator and Panelist: Morvareed Z. Salehpour '10, Managing Partner, Salehpour Legal Consulting

Panelists:

  • Maria Pilar Hoye '91, Partner and Los Angeles Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Kelly L.C. Kriebs '99, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Evelyn Aguilar Shimazaki '84, Of Counsel, Parsus, LLP

2:10 PM

Refreshment Break and Networking

2:25 PM

Driving Equality for Women of Color in Our Profession

  • Rachel F. Moran, Dean Emerita and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
    In conversation with Michelle Banks '88, Senior Advisor & Executive Coach, BarkerGilmore LLC; Board Member, DirectWomen

2:55 PM

Raising Your Voice, Driving Change, and Running for Office

  • The Honorable Sheila Kuehl, Member, Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles, Third District
  • The Honorable Luz Rivas, Assemblymember, California State Assembly, 39th District
    In conversation with Maggie Levy '75, Mediator/Arbitrator, ADR Services, Inc.

3:35 PM

From the Top: Wisdom from Women Who Are Blazing a Trail to the C Suite and Beyond

  • Moderator: Megan Bouchier '07, Managing Director, San Francisco Office, Sard Verbinnen & Co

Panelists:

  • Lauri M. Shanahan '87, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Charlotte Russe; Member, Board of Directors, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, and Treasury Wine Estates
  • Sandra Stern '79, President, Lionsgate Television Group
  • Lily Hughes, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Public Storage

4:25 PM

Concluding Remarks

  • Jennifer Mnookin, Dean, UCLA School of Law and David G. Price & Dallas P. Price Professor of Law