The Importance of Building a Network for Diverse Attorneys

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Location: The Offices of Wiley Rein LLP (2050 M Street NW Washington DC 20036)

Please join us for an important discussion, moderated by Tina Hu-Rodgers, Counsel at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and 2021 LCLD Fellow, on a topic that is relevant to all diverse attorneys looking to move forward in their careers. Hear our panelists offer their unique perspectives - as law firm attorneys, in-house attorneys, and professional development coaches - on why it is so critical for diverse attorneys to create strong personal and professional networks, how to create meaningful connections, and maintain those relationships throughout their careers.

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Panel Participants

Derick Holt, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP (LCLD 2018 Fellow)

Derrick represents clients in a variety of international trade matters, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, export controls, and sanctions compliance programs. He practices before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S Court of International Trade, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. His work involves a broad range of industries, including steel and downstream steel products, aluminum extrusions, and renewable energy products. When Derick is not protecting domestic industries from unfairly traded imports, he represents low-income D.C. residents in landlord-tenant disputes

Cecilia Sanabria, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP (LCLD 2017 Fellow)

Cecilia represents clients across all phases of patent litigation and arbitration proceedings in a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, automotive parts, industrial machinery, mobile applications, and computer and other handheld electronics, and consumer goods. Ms. Sanabria brings experience in jury trials in US District Courts as well as hearings before the US International Trade Commission, examining fact and expert witnesses and arguing numerous issues in court ranging from preliminary injunction and evidentiary motions, to claim construction and post-trial issues. Ms. Sanabria's practice also includes counseling clients on IP issues in pre-product launch or business acquisitions, as well as advising clients on licensing issues. Ms. Sanabria also devotes time representing Spanish-speaking clients in immigration matters. landlord tenant disputes, and social security disability cases.

Rob Holland, Director and Associate General Counsel for Business Development, Licensing, Strategy and Portfolio. Sandoz Inc.(LCLD 2019 Fellow)

Rob manages strategic transactions and partner relationships necessary for the organization to deliver its products to customers and patients. Prior to joining Sandoz in 2021, Rob was Counsel at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Washington, DC. He is also a proud member of the LCLD Pathfinders Class of 2019.

Karen Steckler, Business Professional and Certified Coach.

Karen's background includes having helped run several companies and served as senior business professional at Microsoft in the areas of business management, marketing programs and channel development. Karen's coaching focus is to help clients develop awareness of how their collection of beliefs, thoughts, assumptions, and feelings affects their outward commitments and connections to others.