8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | YOU Are the Alchemist: The Transformative Power of Authentic Leadership

This frank and transparent keynote will explore the challenges we all face in the day-to-day of being ourselves at work, and the delicate balance of showing up and leading authentically - without "authenticating" ourselves out of a job. We will acknowledge some of the layered and intersectional differences in the workforce that can make "being your authentic self at work" harder for some than it is for others. Finally, we will tackle the responsibility leaders have to be a real human being - and the incredible power they have to make those they lead feel safe, seen, understood and included.

Nina Blackshear, Founder - Nina Blackshear Coaching and Consulting

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Supported by: Robert Half

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11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | Morning Networking Break


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  Lunch Roundtable Discussions | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM



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Supported by: Munck


3:30 PM - 3:45 PM | Transition Break


3:45 PM - 4:45 PM | Lawyers as Leaders: Becoming an Effective Legal Leader

Are you ready to transcend from legal expert to influential leader? Join us for an immersive presentation and discussion designed to equip you with the essential skills needed to thrive in today's dynamic legal landscape.  Led by Andrew Gratz, Founder of the University of Houston Law Center’s Initiative on Lawyers as Leaders and creator of Lawyers as Leaders, a course dedicated to providing critical leadership skills and training to lawyers serving in the public and private sector, this session is tailored to empower you to navigate the complexities of your leadership role with confidence and authority. Through a thought provoking presentation, followed by a conversation with Heather Nevitt, Editor in Chief, Corporate Coverage - ALM, we’ll examine how lawyers can become and remain effective and valued leaders of their organizations.  Whether you're a seasoned general counsel or a rising star in your legal department, this keynote address will provide you with the tools and insights you need to elevate your leadership skills and make a lasting impact. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your full potential as a legal leader!

Heather Nevitt, Editor in Chief, Corporate Coverage - ALM
Andrew Gratz, Founder, University of Houston Law Center’s Initiative on Lawyers as Leaders - University of Houston

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | Networking Reception


5:45 PM - 5:50 PM | Close of Day One


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration


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Supported by: Norton Rose Fulbright


11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | Morning Networking Break



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  Lunch Roundtable Discussions | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM



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Supported by: Thompson Coburn

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