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​Insights from Diverse Managing Partners & In-House Lawyers on Career Advancement



Dear Diversity Committee Members,

As your chair of the Professional Development subcommittee, I am excited to share the details of our 4th quarter webinar. Please join me in a lively and informative discussion with leading Managing Partners & In-House Counsel to unpack our topic:  ​

I​nsights from Diverse Managing Partners & In-House Lawyers on Career Advancement.

Discussion to include:

  • How to transition to a partner, managing partner and to an in-house position within a corporation
  • What they wished they knew when making these career advancements
  • How to become a necessary asset within your law firm or corporation
  • What keeps you up at night – concerns about the future of IP law
  • Developing client and peer relationships – tips for success

When: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 12:30 EST/11:30 CST/9:30 PST

Webinar Dial In:  1-888-453-4271

Password:           2124082598

 Our panelists

  • Ellisen Turner, Managing Partner-elect, Hiring Chair and a member of the Executive Committee with Irell & Manella LLP. Mr. Turner specializes in intellectual property and patent litigation. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Turner was the Vice-Chair and then Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the National Bar Association, where he continues to serve as a Board member.  During this time, he founded the organization's Diversity in Tech Awards, which annually recognize leaders in fostering diversity and inclusion in the STEM and IP fields. He serves on the Litigation Committee and its Education subcommittee in the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Mr. Turner also has been an invited speaker on patent litigation and patent damages at AIPLA and other IP conferences.
  • Phyllis T. Turner-Brim, VP Assistant General Counsel Intellectual Property and Technology at Starbucks. As the head of Starbucks Intellectual Property and Technology legal team, Ms. Turner-Brim leads the legal teams for the worldwide protection, enforcement and deployment of Starbucks' intellectual property portfolio (including trademarks, patents and copyrights).  She is a member of the Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs leadership team, as well as a strategic business partner and legal advisor to executives leading Starbucks Global Strategy and Starbucks Technology teams. 
  •  Julie H. Jones, Partner, Chair-elect and member of the Ropes & Gray's governing board.  In Ropes & Gray's 152-year history, Ms. Jones is the first woman to become Chairperson of the firm. As one of the world's preeminent private equity attorneys, Ms. Jones is recognized by her peers in Chambers for her "genuine, constructive and non-arrogant approach." She served as head of Ropes & Gray's securities and public companies group from 2006 to 2011 and focuses on representing private investment funds and public companies in their most critical business initiatives and transactions. Drawing on her background in securities laws and fiduciary duties requirements, she also counsels' clients on a wide range of compliance and governance issues. (waiting on Ms. Jones confirmation).

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