On September 23-24, 2019, LCLD Members and their guests are invited to experience Talent Rising at the Tenth Annual LCLD Membership Meeting* at the Mandarin Oriental Washington, D.C. There will also be a Welcome Reception at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery on Monday, September 23, 2019, from 7:00pm to 10:00 pm.

The Keynote Address will be delivered by David Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, and Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. Wilkins spoke at the very first Annual LCLD Membership Meeting in 2010 (photo, below). He was also instrumental in the creation of the LCLD Leadership Summit, a laboratory for innovation within Member organizations.

*2019 Fellows, please note that you are invited to attend the concurrent LCLD 2019 Fellows Second Meeting, September 23-25, 2019 at the Hilton National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Tenth Annual LCLD Membership Meeting is designed specifically for LCLD Member Managing Partners, General Counsel, and their invited guests.

Registration & Hotel Reservations

Please click here to register for the meeting.

Please note the Mandarin Hotel is completely sold out. If you need to secure a hotel room for the meeting, please email Stella Askin, LCLD Events Manager, for other hotel options in the downtown D.C. area. 

For questions about registration or hotel reservations, please email Stella Askin, Events Manager. For questions about the agenda, please contact Jennifer Denton, Membership & Operations Director.


Monday, September 23, 2019


Pre-Reception for LCLD Members (MPs and GCs only)
Hosted by the LCLD Board of Directors


Buses to Leave from the Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.
Please meet on the Ballroom level of the Mandarin at the escalator landing to be directed to the buses


Reception at the National Portrait Gallery
Hosted by the LCLD Board of Directors with the 2019 LCLD Fellows 


Buses to Return to the Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. 


Tuesday, September 24, 2019




Laura Stein, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs, of The Clorox Company, and Chair, LCLD Board of Directors




Lessons from the Call to Action: LCLD's First Decade and the Future of Leadership in the Profession
David WilkinsLester Kissel Professor of Law, Director, Center on the Legal Profession, and Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School




Talent Rising 
Robert Grey, President, LCLD 




Talent Rising: The Power of LCLD
Panel Discussion with Chairs of LCLD:
Wally Martinez, Managing Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Rick Palmore, Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP, and Founding Chair Emeritus of LCLD
Brad Smith, President, Microsoft Corporation
Laura Stein, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs, The Clorox Company, and Chair, LCLD Board of Directors






What's Working Breakouts 
Members will explore and discuss best practices in:

  1. Using AI to Expand Your Talent Pool, with Brad Butwin, Chair of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, and Mary Ellen Connerty, Director, Diversity & Engagement of O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  2. Using Technology to Drive Pay Equity, with Thomas Bender, Managing Partner of Littler Mendelson P.C., and Aaron Crews, Chief Data Analytics Officer of Littler Mendelson P.C.
  3. Collaborating for Change, with Mitchell Zuklie, Chair of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and Laura Stein, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs of The Clorox Company 
  4. Promoting Diverse Teams Through Collaboration, with Ellen Dwyer, Executive Committee Chair of Crowell & Moring LLP, and Maryanne Lavan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Lockheed Martin Corporation
  5. LCLD 101: How to Make the Most of Your LCLD Membership, with Robert Grey, President of LCLD, and Jennifer Denton, Membership & Operations Director of LCLD 


Lunch, with Remarks by Robert Grey and Laura Stein


Vision 2025: The LCLD Leaders Challenge
Panel discussion with LCLD Fellows Alumni, followed by Table Discussions Led by LCLD Members.
Jimmy Alaniz, 2014 Fellow and Chief Legal Officer, Packers Sanitation Services, Inc., Ltd. 
Crystal Barnes, 2017 Fellow and Associate General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Corporation 
Cyndie Chang, 2011 Fellow and Los Angeles Office Managing Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Dinesh Melwani, 2015 Fellow and Partner, Bookoff McAndrews PLLC




10,000 Leaders: A Celebration

Photo Gallery

Photography by Joe Mahoney