Let's Not Repeat History: Strategies to Support, Retain and Promote Diverse Attorneys During COVID-19

September 14, 2020 | | Webinar

Duane Morris LLP, APABA Silicon Valley and SABA-NC will present a panel discussion webinar, “Let’s Not Repeat History: Strategies to Support, Retain and Promote Diverse Attorneys During COVID-19,” to be held on Monday, September 14, 2020, from 4:00 6:30 p.m. Pacific time.

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About the Program

Too often, diverse employees and diversity and inclusion efforts are among the first casualties of economic downturns. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, will history repeat itself? With unprecedented support for the Black Lives Matter movement and widespread calls for change and action, businesses have a chance to avoid the mistakes of the past and create equitable and diverse workplaces. Our panel will share how their organizations are working to support, retain and promote diverse attorneys in these extraordinarily challenging times.

Opening Remarks: Manita Rawat, Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Office, Duane Morris LLP


Phuong Phillips, Chief Legal Officer, Zynga Inc.
Sue Xia, Senior Counsel, Patents and Open Source, Walmart Inc.
Shayne O’Reilly, Associate General Counsel, IP Litigation, Facebook, Inc.
William Mosley, Senior Counsel, Global Litigation and Investigations, Applied Materials, Inc. and President, APABA Silicon Valley
Dominica Anderson, Managing Partner, Las Vegas Office and Member, Executive Committee, Duane Morris LLP

Moderator: Joseph K. West, Partner and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Duane Morris LLP

About the Duane Morris Diversity & Inclusion Program

Duane Morris manages its diversity and inclusion program with the objective of utilizing the best talent worldwide in solving legal problems. The firm recruits a diverse pool of lawyers and staff that collectively possess an awareness of cutting-edge 21st century issues—legal, social and economic—for which clients require solutions.