This third and final in-person meeting for the 2017 LCLD Fellows took place at The Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, LA, Thursday, March 1 - Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Please see below for the meeting agenda, which includes links to the speakers' resources, a photo gallery, and the "Resources" section at the bottom of the page for speaker contact information.

For questions about the meeting agenda, please contact Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager.


Thursday, March 1, 2018

11:00 am - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 1:30 pm

Welcome Remarks
Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager, LCLD

1:30 - 4:00 pm (Break at 2:30)

Identifying & Avoiding Career Roadblocks: Charting Your Course to a Successful Career
John Mitchell, “The Purple Coach” and Owner, KM Advisors, LLC

4:15 - 5:30 pm

Staying Connected: The LCLD Fellows Alumni Panel (Review the Fellows Alumni Welcome Package and the 2018-2019 Leadership & Committee Role Descriptions)
Amy Ahn-Roll, Senior Counsel, The Procter & Gamble Company; Leadership Symposium Vice Chair, Fellows Alumni Executive Council (FAEC); 2014 Fellow | Caryn Boisen, Partner, Larson King LLP; Advocacy Group Committee Chair, FAEC; 2013 Fellow | Reena Ganju, Senior Counsel, PNC Financial Services Group; Program Development Committee Chair, FAEC; 2015 Fellow | Joe Hanna, Partner, Goldberg Segalla; Outreach Committee Chair, FAEC; 2014 Fellow | Albert Lin, Partner, Ice Miller LLP; Midwest Regional Lead, FAEC; 2014 Fellow | Danielle Rawls, Corporate Litigation Attorney, Ditech Financial LLC; Communications Committee Vice Chair, FAEC; 2012 Fellow | Moderated by Corey Lee, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP; Chair-Elect, FAEC; 2012 Fellow

5:30 - 6:15 pm

Networking Break

6:15 pm

Dinner: Dine-Arounds
Dine-Arounds are at the Fellows' expense.


Friday, March 2, 2018

8:30 - 9:30 am


9:30 - 11:45 am

Messaging & Presence
Chris De Santis, Specialist in Management and Organization Development

12:00 - 1:30 pm


1:30 - 4:00 pm (Break at 3:00 pm)

Managing Up
Mary E. Abbajay, President & Co-Founder, Careerstone Group, LLC

4:00 - 6:30 pm

Accountability Partner Exercise

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Reception for 2017 & 2018 Fellows
Light hors d'oeuvres reception at Hotel Monteleone in the Iberville Ballroom


Saturday, March 3, 2018

8:30 - 10:00 am (Breakfast, 8:30 - 9:30 am; Program 9:00 - 10:00 am)

Breakfast & What I Wish I Had Known About the Fellowship Year (Watch the Fellows Alumni Advice to Fellows video)
2017 Fellows will share their wisdom with the 2018 Fellows in small groups over breakfast.

10:00 - 11:30 am

Women at Work: A Discussion of Gender Issues in the Legal Field
Cynthia Bright, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for U.S. Litigation and Government Investigations, HP Inc.  |  Valeria Chapa, Vice President & General Counsel, Latin America, Honeywell International Inc.; 2013 Fellow  |  Susan M. Davies, P.C., Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP  |  Moderated by Robert J. Grey, Jr., President, LCLD

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Closing & Next Steps (Watch the 2017 Fellows Year in Review video)
Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager, LCLD

See the "Resources" section below for a detailed PDF version of the agenda.

Photo Gallery

Photography by Jay Haas