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Pathways to Success: Corporate Counsel Partner with Chicago Law Firms on Law Diversity

 | 4 - 5 p.m. - CLE Seminar, 5 - 6:30 p.m. - Networking Mixer

Molson Coors Beverage Company
250 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

Please join Quarles, Molson Coors and ACC Chicago for an interactive panel discussion addressing the ways in which in-house counsel can partner with outside counsel to create pathways for success to attract and retain diverse legal professionals in rewarding careers in Chicago.

Following the CLE program, all guests are invited to continue the conversation during a networking mixer in the Molson Coors private pub located at the company's headquarters in downtown Chicago.

The program will consider the following topics, providing attendees with actionable takeaways to further DEI efforts:

  • Setting the Stage: Cornell Boggs, Of Counsel and Senior Strategic Advisor with Quarles & Brady LLP, and Chair of the Thrivent Board of Directors, will share diversity statistics to guide the conversation.
  • Mapping the Journey: Our panel of Chicago in-house generals counsel and leaders will provide insights on their career journeys, how they arrived at their current roles, and their experience with DEI throughout their careers. 
  • Candid Conversations about Diversity: Panelists will discuss DEI strategies and dialogue on several levels, including within in-house legal departments, within law firms, collaborative efforts with general counsel, and partnerships between in-house legal teams and law firms. Our panel will identify practical action steps that participants can implement to further the dialogue and implement effective change to support DEI in their legal departments, in their companies and in the legal industry. 
  • Diversity Dialogue: We'll invite attendees to pose questions to the panelists.


  • Eleanor Cabrere
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
    Navistar Inc.
  • Ellen Georgiadis
    VP, Legal – Employment Law, Security, Real Estate & Facilities
    Molson Coors Beverage Company
  • Lynn Watkins-Asiyanbi
    SVP, Chief Administrative & Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
    CECO Environmental Corporation
  • Darren Zeidel
    Executive VP, General Counsel, and Company Secretary

Who Should Attend:

Attendance is complimentary but limited to ACC members, in-house counsel who are prospective ACC members, and guests of the Sponsor. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Continuing Legal Education:

ACC Chicago is an Approved Illinois MCLE Provider. This program is approved for 1.0 General MCLE Credit Hour with Diversity/Inclusion credit approval pending. Participants seeking MCLE credit must sign-in at the event and provide their IL ARDC number and email address.

For more information and to register, please contact Alexa Curto, alexa.curto@quarles.com.

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