This second and final in-person meeting for the 2015 LCLD Pathfinder pilot participants took place at LCLD Member firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Chicago, Illinois. The Pathfinders benefitted from several professional development sessions on topics including developing a "success mindset" and effective interpersonal communication skills, as well as how to navigate sudden change and manage time more effectively.

There were also case study group sessions for law firm and in-house Pathfinders, led by Carrie Fletcher, Executive Director of Harvard Law School Executive Education, and John Mitchell, "The Purple Coach" and Owner at KM Advisors, LLC.

Seven LCLD Fellows Alumni also spoke to the 2015 Pathfinders in a panel presentation and small groups about their paths to success, where they shared tips for navigating difficult choices and things they wish they had known earlier in their careers.

The meeting ended with a lively presentation on executive presence and a closing networking reception.

Please see below for the agenda with linked resources from the meeting, speaker contact information, and photos from the event.


Friday, October 16, 2015

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Registration & Networking Lunch

1:00 - 1:15 pm

Welcome (agenda and speaker biographies)
Dennis J. Broderick, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Macy's Inc.; Former At Large Vice President, LCLD Board of Directors

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Opening Plenary: Developing a Success Mindset (see handouts here and here)
Elise Holtzman, President, The Lawyer’s Edge

2:45 - 3:00 pm

Networking & Snack Break

3:00 - 5:00 pm

LCLD Fellows Panel & Table Talk: My Path to Success
Kendric Cobb, Corporate Counsel, Caterpillar Inc.; 2014 Fellow
Anny Huang, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; 2014 Fellow
J. Kenneth Joung, Vice President and General Counsel, UOP LLC, Honeywell International Inc.; 2015 Fellow
Sarah J. La Voi, Associate General Counsel, Re:Sources USA; 2012 Fellow
Diane E. Webster, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; 2011 Fellow
Michael A. Wilder, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.; 2015 Fellow
Greg Wu, United Airlines Inc.; 2012 Fellow
Moderated by Lori L. Lorenzo, Program Director, LCLD

5:30 pm


Saturday, October 17, 2015

7:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast & Study Group Meeting at the JW Marriott

9:00 - 10:30 am

Joint Training Workshop: Effective Interpersonal Communication (see handout here)
Elise Holtzman, President, The Lawyer’s Edge
John Mitchell, “The Purple Coach” and Owner, KM Advisors, LLC

10:30 - 10:45 am

Snack Break

10:45 am - 12:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

Law Firm: Bain & Company, Inc.: Making Partner (see assignment questions here)
Carrie J. Fletcher, Executive Director, Harvard Law School Executive Education

In-House: Efficiently Managing the In-House Legal Department
John Mitchell, “The Purple Coach” and Owner, KM Advisors, LLC

12:45 - 1:15 pm


1:30 - 2:30 pm

Plenary: Managing the Unexpected, How to Navigate Sudden Change (see handout here)
John Mitchell, “The Purple Coach” and Owner, KM Advisors, LLC

2:30 - 2:42 pm

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock – An Unconventional Primer on Time (see handout here)
Elise Holtzman, President, The Lawyer’s Edge

3:00 - 4:15 pm

Closing Plenary: Executive Presence
Chris De Santis, Specialist in Management and Organizational Development

4:15 - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Reception
Lori L. Lorenzo, President, LCLD

Pathfinders are welcome to contact speakers directly with any questions or comments relating to the material presented at the conference. Please see below for their contact information:

Chris De Santis,,

Carrie Fletcher,, 617-496-2528,

Elise Holtzman,, 908.233.2273,

John Mitchell,, 773.486.4620,

LCLD Fellows Alumni, Fellows Directory

Photo Gallery

Photography by Wilma Jackson.