Category Archives: Guest Speakers

November 6, 2019 |  5:30 – 7:30 pm | Corporate Counsel Panel

November 6, 2019 |  5:30 – 7:30 pm | Corporate Counsel Panel                                        Akerman LLP |  601 West Fifth Street, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Sue Zabloudil, Office Managing Partner of Akerman’s Los Angeles office, will moderate a panel discussion with corporate counsels from top national companies for their insights and strategies on creating an effective and authentic elevator pitch. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice their elevator pitches and receive live feedback from the panelists.

Guest Speakers:

  • Lionsgate – Rahwa H. Ghebre-Ab, Sr. VP Business & Legal Affairs
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Jasmine E. Simmons, Sr. Employment Counsel
  • Amgen – Glenna Shen, Executive Director
  • Curacao – Jen Ratner, Assistant GC

Parking:
524 South Flower Street Garage/L.A. Public Library
$8.00 (rate after 5:00 pm)
(also known as Westlawn Garage)
The parking entrance is on Flower, just south of the southeast corner of Flower and Fifth Street.

RSVP to Marie Alvarez-Yapana at marie.alvaraez-yapana@akerman.com

Photos from Maintaining a Personal Life While Growing Your Practice

RISE co-sponsors “Maintaining a Personal Life While Growing Your Practice”

September 11, 2019| 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Maintaining a Personal Life While Growing Your Practice

Dentons | 601 South Figueroa Street, 25th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017

RISE and the WomenLead Committee of Dentons are proud to co-host this presentation featuring Bernadette Catalana of Candid Talk for Women, and Ashley Selman of Thrive Studio Coaching.  The focus of the panel will be on maintaining a personal life while growing your practice. Bernadette will discuss challenges facing women lawyers today, and how to confront them head-on.  She will also show us how to develop skills that increase efficiency and effectiveness.  Ashley will provide a non-legal perspective on changing the way we value our time, e.g., which (life) tasks should be delegated and which should be kept, along with the tools for building habits for sustained success. Ashley can also debunk myths about how much time we really need to spend working out in order to be healthy and fit given our busy schedules!

Guest Speakers

  • Bernadette Catalana | Partner | Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP
  • Ashley Selman | Fitness Studio Coach | Thrive Studio Coaching

RSVP to milette.gonzalez@dentons.com

  • Parking:  Parking entrance is on Wilshire, if you are walking or Ubering, enter on Figueroa.
  • Upon arrival/Security:  Go to the lobby, check in with Security, who will give you access to the 25th Floor (note, you must RSVP to get on the Security list).
  • Appetizers and beverages will be served.

Corporate Counsel Panel

June 26, 2019 | 6-8 pm | Corporate Counsel Panel                                                                Akerman LLP |  601 West Fifth Street, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Corporate counsel have been invited as a panel.  Attendees can practice their elevator pitches and receive live feedback from the panelists.

Guest Speakers

  • To be announced soon.

For more information about RISE, contact:  Celeste Brecht Partner, Venable LLP at cmbrecht@Venable.com or +1 310.229.9974

RISE and Our Sister Bar Organizations Together Present — Riding the Rising Tide of Change: Capitalizing on the Momentum of #MeToo

March 30, 2019 | 11 am – 1 pm

Polsinelli | 2029 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA 90067 |                                              Conference Room A – located on concourse level

Guest Speakers:

  • Holly J. Mitchell | Senator
  • Laura Friedman | Assemblywoman
  • Sandra Munoz | Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Patti Giggins | Executive Director of Peace Over Violence

Cost:  $10 Member of any Organization below; $35 Non-Member                                              Space is limited, reserve early | Lunch will be provided

RISE | Latina Lawyers Bar Association |Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance | Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles | Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles |   California Women Lawyers

REGISTER HERE: https://www.wlala.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1205053&group=

For more information about this event, contact:  (213) 892-8982 or email info@wlala.org

For more information about RISE, contact:  Celeste Brecht Partner, Venable LLP at cmbrecht@Venable.com or +1 310.229.9974

Photos from Women in Trial – A Criminal Justice Perspective

On November 15, 2018, RISE hosted Women in Trial – A Criminal Justice Perspective, featuring the following distinguished guest speakers:

  • Hon. Michelle C. Kim | Los Angeles Superior Court, Formerly with the Alternate Public Defender’s Office
  •  Allyson Ostrowski | Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  •  Hilary Potashner | Federal Public Defender, Central District of California
  •  Sarika Kim | Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

The panelists provided tips and advice about how to succeed as a female trial attorney while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.  Civil litigators as well as those in criminal practice found the event helpful and inspiring.

Thank you to Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP for hosting the event at their beautiful office in Downtown Los Angeles.

Learn more about RISE at https://riselawyers.com/

RISE and SCCLA jointly present the RISE Fourth Anniversary Celebration and IN-HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT PANEL

Networking, complimentary CLE, and special guest speakers:

Zeina Grenier Head of Music Publishing Business Development, North America | Facebook

Jackie Hayes General Counsel and SVP, Legal & Business Affairs | Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Amy Ruskin VP, Assistant General Counsel | CBS Television Studios

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 6-8 pm

Venable LLP | 2049 Century Park East, Suite 2300, Los Angeles, CA 90067

1.0 hour Elimination of Bias CLE | RSVP by 9/26 at http://www.sccla.org