June 23-25, 2022  |  Chicago, IL


The Eleventh Annual LCLD Alumni Leadership Symposium will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Open to all attorneys who have completed the LCLD Fellows or Pathfinder Programs, the Symposium will offer continuing education sessions, career development opportunities, and engaging networking events.



REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED for the Eleventh Annual LCLD Alumni Symposium

Please contact Kelsey Thompson, LCLD Events Manager, with questions.

*Symposium registration cost is inclusive of credit card fees and is nonrefundable. 

Note: LCLD takes the health and safety of our Members, community, and staff seriously. All attendees must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot. 


See below for an outline of the meeting agenda. A detailed PDF version with session locations is available under Resources at the bottom of the page.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

6:00 pm CT

LCLD will make dinner reservations for those who would like to Dine-Around before the Symposium begins. Please note that you're responsible for your own dinner bill.

If you're interested in Dine Arounds, please register here. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 17. 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm CT


3:00 - 3:30 pm CT

Opening Remarks

3:30 - 5:00 pm CT

Keynote: Fireside Chat with Dr. King
Dr. Bernice A. King, on behalf of First Kingdom Management, Inc.

Following the fireside chat, Dr. Bernice A. King will be selling her books and will hold a book signing.

6:00 pm CT

Happy Hours

Hinshaw & Culbertson - 151 N Franklin St
One North Kitchen - 1 N Upper Wacker Dr
Mayer Brown - 71 South Wacker Drive

Friday, June 24, 2022

9:30 am CT

Networking Breakfast

11:00 am CT

Virtual Fireside Chat: Global Leadership
John Amaechi, Organizational Psychologist, New York Times bestselling author, and former NBA player

12:00 - 1:30 pm CT

Lunch and Business Meeting
Patricia Palacios, Chair, & Jaimala Pai, Chair Elect

1:30 - 3:00 pm CT

Breakout Sessions - Two Options

Executive Presence
Ann marie Houghtailing, Co-Founder, Story Imprinting

Well-Being: Managing Disruptions and Change
Lori Lorenzo and Erin Hess, Deloitte

3:00 - 3:15 pm CT


3:15 - 4:30 pm CT

Leaders Panel 
Ellen Dwyer, Chair of the Executive Committee, Crowell & Moring LLP, and LCLD Board Chair; Tonit Calaway, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, BorgWarner; Thomas Fitzgerald, Chairman, Winston & Strawn LLP; and Joel Unruch, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Accenture, and LCLD Board Member, moderated by Robert Grey, LCLD President 

6:00 pm CT

Off-Site Reception with Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award Presentation


Saturday, June 25, 2022

9:00 - 10:30 am CT

Networking Breakfast

10:30 am - 11:30 am CT

Breakout Sessions - Three Options

DEI in the News
Chris Bellamy, 2018 Fellow and Senior Counsel, Peabody Energy

Pathways to Equity
Bobby Singh, 2019 Fellow and Director of Regulatory Law, TN Valley Authority; Saira Hussain, 2018 Fellow and Americas Legal Risk Oversight Officer, Director & Senior Counsel, BNP Paribas; and Albert Lin, 2014 Fellow and Partner, BakerHostetler

Racial Justice Committee
Ashley Wicks, 2018 Fellow and Partner, Butler Snow LLP

12:00 pm CT

Community Service Event at the Greater Chicago Food Depository
Event is FULL