In its inaugural year, The State of the Minority Attorney in Chicago Law Firms series addressed intimate issues of minority demographics in Chicago law firms through solutions-based panel discussions. This open panel discussion about the state of minority attorney in Chicago law firms is a chance to participate in a frank discussion about the state of minority attorneys in Chicago while meeting up with friends in the legal community and networking with new people.

 

The State of the Asian American Attorney – June 3rd at Locke Lord LLP

Panelists:

  • Sailesh K. Patel, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Maryanne C. Woo, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
  • Jean Soh, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
  • Devan H. Popat, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Eric Y. Choi, Associate, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Co-Moderators:

  • Jason J. DeJonker, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Sang-yul Lee, Partner, Locke Lord LLP

 

Watch the full panel here: https://vimeo.com/139466589  https://vimeo.com/139961714  https://vimeo.com/139970661

 

The State of the Hispanic American Attorney – October 7th at DLA Piper LLP

Panelists:

  • Jose A. Isasi II, Partner, Jones Day LLP
  • Elizabeth Lopez, Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Evelyn Sanguinetti, Lieutenant Governor, State of Illinois
  • Joseph Torres, Partner, Winston and Strawn LLP

Moderator:

  • Judge Maria Valdez, Magistrate Judge, Northern District Courts of Illinois

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The State of the African American Attorney – October 27th at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Panelists:

  • Judge Patricia Holmes, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Chad Walker, General Counsel, Morton Salt, Inc.
  • Tiffany Harper, Associate, Polsinelli PC
  • DeJohn Allen, Reed Smith LLP

Moderator:

  • Joseph McCoy, Managing Partner, Bryan Cave LLP