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Register for the LEAD Summit

The LEAD Summit brings together UCLA Law's community of alumnae and students to share insights on advancing the profession, promoting equity and achieving excellence. The day-long event features dynamic speakers and smaller roundtables on topics ranging from leadership styles to rainmaking to career pathways, all with a focus on expanding impact.

Program

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 Law 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 Clerks, Laura Gómez, Professor, UCLA School of Law, and 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, 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, AI, Law, and Policy Fellow for the Program on Understanding Law, Science, and Evidence at 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 Holly J. Mitchell, State Senator, California State Senate, 30th 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, 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

Event Co-Chairs:

  • Nancy Abell '79, partner at Paul Hastings
  • Cara Horowitz '01, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law
  • Maggie Levy '75, Mediator/Arbitrator, ADR Services, Inc.

Sponsors:

Sponsorships cover the majority of the cost of the Summit and the activities of UCLA Law Women LEAD throughout the ensuing two years. Information on sponsorship opportunities is available at http://law.ucla.edu/LEADregister or by contacting Chris Brancaccio at (310)206-4621 or brancaccio@law.ucla.edu. All contributions are appreciated.

The 2019 LEAD Summit is generously sponsored by:


Presenting Sponsors


Paul Hastings

Nancy Abell '79 and Les Abell

Margarita Paláu Hernández '85


Silver Sponsors


Gibson Dunn

Kirkland Ellis

Morrison Foerster

Munger Tolles Olson

Sard Verbinnen


Bronze Sponsors and Champions


ADR

Buchalter

Dentons

Greenberg Glusker

ReedSmith

Sheppard Mullin

Susman Godfrey

Michelle Banks '88

Kris Cheh Beck '99
Heather A. Morgan '94

Marcy S. Morris '81

Christy Morcomb '96

Kavita Patel '96


Supporters


George Abele '90 & Katie Traxler '90

Evelyn Aguilar Shimazaki '84

Jim '75 & Carole Barrall

Barbara D. Boyle '60

Yar R. Chaikovsky '94

Jackie B. Clem '00

Felicia A. Davis '09

Bill Degrandis '80

Scott Flicker '88

Samantha Grant '98

Amy Keroes '93

Tritia M. Murata '04

Gregory '84 & Barbara Nitzkowski

William F. Sullivan '77

Boryana V. Zamanoff '04


Friends


Carolyn Yashari Becher '98

Tammy Brandt

Angela C. Colt '12       

Anya Goldstein '12

Maggie Levy '75

Shoshannah D. Katz '04

Betsy Strauss '74


Special thanks to the UCLA Law Women LEAD Board

Nancy L. Abell '79, Paul Hastings LLP, Co-Chair
Michelle Banks '88, BarkerGilmore LLC, Co-Chair
Ashley Artmann '17, Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Barbara Boyle '60, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Erinn Contreras '06, Sheppard Mullin LLP
Anya J. Goldstein '12, Summa LLP
Tanya Greene '09, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Margarita Paláu Hernández '85, Hernández Ventures
Cara Horowitz '01, UCLA School of Law, Emmett Institute
on Climate Change and the Environment
Amy Keroes '93, Brit + Co.
Jessie Kornberg '07, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Maggie Levy '75, ADR Services, Inc.
Cheryl Lott '04, Buchalter
Heather A. Morgan '94, GBG LLP
Marcy Morris '81, Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer
Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein
Tricia Murata '01, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Kavita J. Patel '96, KJP Law Group
Heather Richardson '06, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Evelyn Aguilar Shimazaki '84, Parsus LLP
Sandra Stern '79, Lionsgate Television Group
Emily Gould Sullivan '95, Ross Stores
Debra Alligood White '93, Planned Parenthood
Boryana V. Zamanoff '04, BNY Mellon


Other Founding Directors

Janet Dhillon'91
Melanie Cook '78, Ziffren Britenham LLP
Emily Given '15, U.S. Justice Department, Civil Rights Division
Harriet Pearson '90, Hogan Lovells
The Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw '79, Judge,
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


2018-19 UCLA Law Women Student LEADers

Allyne Andrade e Silva LLM'19
Abigail Gardner '20
Alexandria Moriarty '21
Hannah Pollack '20
Blanca Trenado '20
Emme Tyler '21
Benita Yu '19


UCLA Law graduates: Join LEAD to connect with alumnae and learn about other upcoming LEAD events. Visit UCLALawWomenLEAD.com today.