MBK | MSK 2022 Fellowship Summit

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About Our Summit

Define What Freedom Is to You and Devise a Plan to Attain It

The theme of the 2021 Fellowship Summit was “Forging Towards TRUE Freedom: Professionally, Mentally, and Financially,” and will include panels addressing topics such as relationship building, fellowship, wellness, Biglaw partnership, General Counsel insights, and more.

PLEASE JOIN US for the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) | My Sister’s Keeper (MSK) 2022 Fellowship Summit.

The Fellowship Summit will provide an opportunity for frank and open dialogue about our shared experience as male and female attorneys of color and will facilitate the development of new relationships, build on existing connections, and provide attendees with strategies for professional and personal growth.

MAIN TOPIC IN THE 2021 EVENT

FORGING TOWARD TRUE FREEDOM

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Professional Freedom

Secure and maintain control over your career.

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Mental Freedom

Make choices for yourself without being inhibited by detrimental thoughts and emotions.

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Financial Freedom

Accumulate sufficient financial resources to afford the kind of life you want for yourself and your family.

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We want the 2022 Fellowship Summit to provide a meaningful and interactive experience
through engagement opportunities offered to registrants.

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Ask and Offer - AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND!

We encourage registrants to sign up for the “Ask and Offer.” The purpose of the Ask and Offer is to gain an understanding of how we can help one another by having the courage to ask for assistance and being generous enough to offer assistance.  You may post your Ask or Offer here.

Resume Review

Complimentary resume reviews will be available through collaboration with COGO Partners LLC, CrossdalePaul, LLC, and Inclusive Legal Search, LLC. 

Additional details about this engagement opportunity will be provided to attendees in a registration confirmation email. 
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Partner 1-on-1

Partner-ready and soon-to-be partner-ready attendees (“Partner Nexters”) will have the opportunity to have mentoring sessions with an experienced partner to review the Partner Nexters’ business plan.

Additional details about this engagement opportunity will be provided to attendees in a registration confirmation email. 

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors

RISING STAR SPONSOR

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is longstanding. We’re taking action at our firm, with our clients and in our communities.
 
We are proud to serve as the
Rising Star Sponsor
of the MBK | MSK
Fellowship Summit. Enjoy!

RECRUIT SPONSORS

What Happened During the 2021 Event

Friday, June 18th

11:45am- 12pm

Reception Hall Opens

12pm- 12:15pm

Opening Remarks/Highlight Reel

Welcome MBK | MSK Family!

Speakers:

Nate Saint Victor
General Counsel / Chief Compliance Officer at Engine No. 1

Cathleen Trigg-Jones
Founder, iWoman TV Catscape Productions

12:15pm- 12:25pm

Introductions

Meet Your Fellow Keepers

We are setting the table in preparation for a weekend of candid discussions. Participants will answer a series of questions regarding their goals for the conference.

12:25pm- 1:35pm

Professional Freedom:
Success on Your Own Terms

During this session you will hear from leaders that have reimagined success by leveraging their law degrees in non-traditional and traditional roles on their own terms.
Speakers:

Moderator: Conway Ekpo
Director and Associate General Counsel at Brex

Rhonda Joy McLean
President and CEO at RJMLEADS LLC

Pam Keith
Counsel, The Temple Law Offices

Emerson Moore
EVP, Chief People Officer at BSE Global

1:35pm- 1:40pm

5 min Transition Break

Speak On It: Testimonials from our MBK | MSK Family.

1:40pm- 1:55pm

Reflections

Professional Freedom – Success on Your Own Terms

Speakers: Roundtable Groups of Gumbo

1:55pm- 2:15pm

Real Talk 101:
A Review of Werten Bellamy’s Top Law Firm Myths

A discussion of preconceived notions and misperceptions about how to thrive in the law firm environment.
Speakers:
Gabriel Yomi Dabiri
Shareholder,  Private Debt and Alternative Finance Leader at Polsinelli

2:15pm- 2:20pm

5 min Transition Break

Speak On It: Testimonials from our MBK | MSK Family.

2:20pm- 2:30pm

Tulsa 100 Years later session

Speakers:
Seth Bryant
Managing Partner at Bryant Rabbino LLP

2:30pm- 3:00pm

We Got Next:  A Fireside Chat with Susan Chapman Hughes and Wanji Walcott

Speakers:

Susan Chapman Hughes
Independent Director of the JM Smucker Company and Toast

Wanji Walcott
EVP, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Discover Financial Services

3:00pm- 3:10pm

History of MBK | MSK session

Speakers:

Conway Ekpo
Director & Associate General Counsel at Brex

Morgan Mouchette
Partner at Blank Rome LLP

3:10pm- 3:20pm

Fellowship Break

3:20pm- 4:35pm

Mental Freedom:
Your Journey to a Life of Wellbeing

To Be Young, Gifted and Black during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This panel of attorneys and mental health professionals will provide you with strategies for strengthening your mental wellness, bolstering your defenses against burnout and understanding your personal journey to a life of wellbeing.
Speakers:

Moderator: Duane Hughes
Managing Director, Inclusion and Client Relationships at Orrick

Duvol Thompson
Partner at Holland & Knight

Scott Nolen
Director, Addiction and Health Equity Program at Open Society Institute

Morenike Williams
Senior Manager and Divisional Lead at Vanguard

4:35pm- 4:40pm

5 min Transition Break

Set the Stage: Transition Break

4:40pm- 4:55pm

Reflections

The Fireside Chat and Mental Freedom

Speakers: Roundtable Groups of Gumbo

4:55pm- 5:00pm

Day 1 Recap

Run It Back: The Recap

Speakers:

Nate Saint Victor
General Counsel / Chief Compliance Officer at Engine No. 1

Cathleen Trigg-Jones
Founder, iWoman TV Catscape Productions

5:00pm- 6:00pm

Happy Hour

It’s the After Party!

Sit back, grab a drink and join us for an intimate, live performance from Grammy Award Winning bassist and songwriter Ben Williams. Learn more about Ben Williams at https://benwilliamsmusic.net/
Entertainers:

Ben Williams
Entertainer

Saturday, June 19th

8:00am- 8:45am

MBK | MSK Bootcamp w/ Jay McClinton

Rise & Shine Bootcamp!

Let’s get moving with Trainer Jay McClinton!
This is a complimentary 45 minute Zoom workout session featuring a combination of Yoga, HITT & mindfulness workouts. These sessions are intended for attendees with a general fitness level. Please modify based on your fitness condition.
 
 

9:45am- 10:00am

Reception Hall Opens

The Warm Up!

10:00am- 10:10am

Opening Remarks

Speakers:

Conway Ekpo
Director & Associate General Counsel at Brex

Morgan Mouchette
Partner at Blank Rome LLP

10:10am- 10:15am

Black General Counsel 2025 Initiative

April and Ernest will discuss updates on the Black General Counsel Initiative.
Speakers:

April Miller Boise
EVP, Chief Legal Officer at Eaton

Ernest Tuckett
VP, Associate General Counsel at VERISIGN

10:15am- 10:50am

Success is Freedom

The Powerbrokers

The Powerbrokers: Participants will have the opportunity to engage with powerbrokers that are truly invested in OUR success as we engage in an interactive breakout session with law firm partners, general counsel leaders and MBK/MSK executive board members for an engaging dialogue about success and true personal freedom.
 
This session is co-sponsored by the Black
GC 2025 Initiative.
Speakers:

April Miller Boise
EVP, Chief Legal Officer at Eaton

Ernest Tuckett
VP, Associate General Counsel at VERISIGN

Vanessa Allen Sutherland
EVP & Chief Legal Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation

Rana Wright
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Harris Associates, L.P.

Ernie Torain
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Hudson Consulting Group

Shawnte Mitchell
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Zogenix Inc.

Terrie-Lynne Devonish
Chief Legal Officer at Altus Group Limited

Tom Shropshire
General Counsel & Company Secretary, Diageo

Phyllis Turner-Brim
Deputy General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at HP Inc.

Andrean Horton
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, & Secretary at Myers Industries

Dave Moreno
Partner at Brown Rudnick

Joseph Drayton
Partner, Cooley LLP

Roy Locke
Senior Vice President, Marsh

Cameron Hawkins
Partner, Edwards & Hawkins LLC

Paul Colinet
Director & Senior Counsel, Mastercard

10:50am- 11:10am

Real Talk 201: Pay Me in Equity

Surprise! It Ain’t All About the Benjamins.

During this Real Talk, you will hear from Jim Breedlove about best practices for negotiating the equity component of initial compensation packages and how equity grants are inextricably connected with long term wealth building.
Speakers:

Jim Breedlove
Former General Counsel, Retired from Praxair

11:10am- 11:15am

5 min Transition Break

11:15am- 12:30pm

Financial Freedom:
Leveraging Legal Career Compensation to Create Generational Wealth

Forging a Path for the Next Generation

Regardless of whether you are a public sector, Big Law, or in-house attorney, there are various ways you can leverage your career and earning potential to create generational wealth. During this panel, lawyers and financial professionals will discuss generational wealth and best practices on how to leverage your legal career to achieve financial freedom.
Speakers:
Moderator: Squire Servance
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer at Repligen Corporation

Preston Demouchet
Counsel, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP

Jontue Long
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Marisa Darden
Principal, Squire Patton Boggs

Denise Zamore
Senior Associate General Counsel, United Health Care Group

Jim Breedlove
Former General Counsel, Retired from Praxair

12:30pm- 12:35pm

5 min Transition Break

12:35pm- 12:50pm

Reflections

Financial Freedom – Leveraging the Legal Profession to Create Generational Wealth

Speakers: Roundtable Groups of Gumbo

12:50pm- 1:20pm

A Tribute to Ben Wilson

The G.O.A.T: A Tribute to Ben Wilson

Speakers:

Ben Wilson
Chairman, Beveridge & Diamond PC

1:20pm- 1:25pm

5 min Transition Break

1:25pm- 2:25pm

Reflections:
A Look Back on Purpose and Power

Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20: The power of hindsight can be deeply compelling. During this session, you will access a treasure trove of insights from experienced professionals that will help you navigate your career journey, including lessons learned on their way to professional, financial and mental freedom.
Speakers:

Moderator: Nikaela Jacko Redd
Vice President, Wealth Management (Legal and Compliance) at Morgan Stanley

Ben Wilson
Chairman, Beveridge & Diamond PC

Sandra Grannum
Litigation Partner at Faegre Drinker

Michelle Ifill
Leadership and Career Coach at McIfill Consulting LLC

Robert Gerrard
Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Scripps Networks

2:25pm- 2:30pm

Closing Remarks

We Out: Closing Remarks

Speakers:

Nate Saint Victor
General Counsel / Chief Compliance Officer at Engine No. 1

Cathleen Trigg-Jones
Founder, iWoman TV Catscape Productions

2:30pm- 3:00 pm

Reception

Sunday, June 20th

8:00am- 8:30am

#MBKMSK Morning Peloton Ride

Join Fellowship attendees for a 30-minute pop music Peloton Ride. Add #MBKMSK to your Peloton profile and join fellow attorneys for this great opportunity to support one another, stay focused and keep that energy flowing!
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Venue & Contacts

405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174 United States

1-800-123-1234

mbkmsk@mail.com

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