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Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (First Panel)

Managing diversity and inclusion in the workplace is important as growing significance is placed on creating environments where a variety of different voices are encouraged and heard.  In this series of events, attendees heard from different panels on the challenges in implementing D&I programs, as well as current and future initiatives to effectively implement D&I policies.

First Panel: July 19, 2017

​Moderated by: Rekha Chiruvolu, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, Nixon & Peabody

​Panelists:

Linda T. Coberly, Managing Partner Chicago Office, Winston & Strawn LLP

Scott Fisher, Managing Partner, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg

Kalin Fuzail, Senior IP Attorney and Member of BP's Diversity and Inclusion Team, BP

Tracy O'Flaherty, Vice President, Associate General Counsel Litigation, Baxter Healthcare Corporation

​Location:  Nixon Peabody

​Co-Host Organization: IPLAC Corporate Committee, IPLAC Women in IP Committee

Second Panel: December 6, 2017

​Moderated by: Alison Vance, Senior Counsel, Employment and Benefits, Fortune Brands Home & Security

Panelists:

Judge Susan E. Cox, Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Illinois

Linda T. Coberly, Managing Partner Chicago Office, Winston & Strawn LLP

Tracy O'Flaherty, Vice President, Associate General Counsel Litigation, Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Location: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

​Co-Host Organization:  IPLAC Corporate Committee, IPLAC Women in IP Committee