The LCLD 1L Scholars Summit was held at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, June 4-6, 2019, in Atlanta, GA. Please see below for the agenda with links to speakers' presentations. See the "Resources" section at the bottom of the page for additional career-development resources.

For questions about the 1L LCLD Scholars Program, please contact Nancy Richardson, Program Manager.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 am


9:00 - 10:00 am

Josh Kamin, Managing Partner, Atlanta Office, King & Spalding LLP 

Orientation & Icebreaker
Nancy Richardson, Program Manager, LCLD

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mock Interviews

12:30 - 1:30 pm


4:30 - 4:45 pm

Snack Break

4:45 - 6:15 pm

Advice to My Former Self for Future Success
Demetra Liggins, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP; 2012 Fellow; Co-Founder, Corporate Homie
Bemetra Simmons, Florida Managing Director, Mutual of Omaha Bank; Co-Founder, Corporate Homie

6:15 - 6:30 pm


6:30 - 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. 


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast Buffet

9:00 - 10:15 am

Building Your Networking Community: Led by 2018 LCLD Pathfinders
Justice Barber, Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Charlie Bingham, Jr., Attorney, Microsoft Corporation

TaCara Harris, Mid-Level Associate, King & Spalding LLP
Rebeca Ojeda, Associate, King & Spalding LLP
Moderated by Erin Hess, Program Manager, LCLD

10:15 - 10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:45 am

Breakout Sessions: Exploring Law

Judicial Clerkships: Antonette Smith, Executive Director, Just The Beginning | The Honorable Julie S. Sneed, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida; 2011 LCLD Fellow

Practicing In-House: Benjamin Kacher, Legal Counsel, Verizon; 2015 LCLD Fellow | Barbara Dorsey Miller, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta; 2018 Fellow

State and Federal Government: Brian Pandya, Deputy Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice; 2016 LCLD Fellow | Tigerron “Tiger” Wells, Director of Governmental Affairs, Municipal Association of South Carolina; 2011 LCLD Fellow 

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

2019 1L Scholars Group Photo

12:00 - 1:00 pm


1:05 - 2:45 pm

Early Preparation on Your Trajectory to Leadership
Yvette McGee Brown, Partner-in-Charge for Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement, Jones Day
Kenan G. Loomis, Atlanta Office Managing Partner, Cozen O’Connor
Keith Thornton, Deputy General Counsel, SunTrust Bank; 2017 LCLD Fellow
Moderated by Robert J. Grey, Jr., President, LCLD

2:45 - 3:00 pm

Snack & Coffee Break

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Diversity in Practice Panel Discussion
Joshua Bosin, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP; 2015 LCLD Fellow
Erika Gardner, Assistant General Counsel, The Home Depot, Inc.; 2018 LCLD Fellow
Kevin Gooch, Partner, DLA Piper, LLP; 2015 LCLD Fellow
Keith Thornton, Deputy General Counsel, SunTrust Bank; 2017 LCLD Fellow
Monté L. Williams, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; 2017 LCLD Fellow
Moderated by John UyHam, Senior Counsel – Mergers & Aquisitions/Finance, The Coca-Cola Company; 2014 LCLD Fellow

4:30 - 4:45 pm


4:45 - 6:00 pm

Breakout Sessions: Practice Group Areas Led by LCLD Fellows

Data Privacy and Cyber Security: Antony P. Kim, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; 2013 Fellow | Kimberly Wong, Senior Counsel, Privacy and Information Governance, McDonald’s Corporation; 2017 Fellow

Litigation: Lynn Dummett, Chief Litigation Counsel, Honeywell International; 2018 Fellow | Monté L. Williams, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; 2017 LCLD Fellow

White Collar Crime/Criminal: Naana A. Frimpong, Counsel Special Matters and Government Investigations, King & Spalding LLP; 2019 Fellow | Adria L. Perez, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; 2016 Fellow

6:00 - 6:30 pm

Transportation to Networking Activity

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Networking Activity Sponsored by King & Spalding LLP
Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 am


9:00 - 11:00 am

Which Generation is Your Lens? The Importance of Generational Perceptions in Developing Workplace Behaviors
Chris De Santis, Specialist in Management and Organization Development

11:00 - 11:15 am

Remarks from Erin Hess, Pathfinder Program Manager, LCLD

11:15 - 11:30 am

Closing Remarks
Nancy Richardson, Program Manager, LCLD

11:30 am

Snacks to Go
Safe Travels!

We thank our sponsors for helping to make this event possible:

Gold Sponsors:


Supporting Sponsor:

Photo Gallery

Photography by Wilma Jackson