We have a number of exciting events in the works for 2019, including the following:

NEW DATE AND TIME – 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

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

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

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