Insight Center: Events & Webinars

Counsel for the Situation: Incorporating Diversity into External Networking and the Practice of Law

Speakers: James T. Giles, T. Stephen Jenkins and Isla L. Long


The Pepper Hamilton African American/Black Affinity Group invites area attorneys and law students to participate in an interactive session focused on practical tips for highlighting diversity within recruiting and networking efforts and making diversity a part of everyday practice.

Taken from the title of the great Philadelphia lawyer William T. Coleman Jr's autobiography, Counsel for the Situation: Shaping the Law to Realize America's Promise, this panel will discuss topics such as communicating the value of diversity, translating diversity into dollars, and facilitating meaningful conversations amongst diverse attorneys and majority counterparts.

Participants will join in a dialogue amongst attorneys and professionals representing the corporate, financial, government, and not-for-profit sectors. Participants will also have the opportunity to put learned tips into action at a networking reception following the discussion.

CLE credit to be provided.

5:30-7:00 p.m. | Panel Discussion
7:00-8:00 p.m. | Cocktail Reception

Andrea de Vries
Associate, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Doug Gaston
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Comcast Cable

Sonia Lee
Assistant City Solicitor, Philadelphia Law Department

Isla L. Long
Partner, Member of Diversity and Hiring Committees, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Gloria V. Rabinowitz
Managing Director, Golden Seeds

Lilton "Tony" Taliaferro
VP, Deputy General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary, Independence Blue Cross

With opening remarks provided by Pepper Hamilton Of Counsel Judge James T. Giles and Associate T. Stephen Jenkins.


Pepper Hamilton
3000 Two Logan Square
18th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103


There is no cost to participate in this session but seating is limited, so register today.

For questions about this event, please contact Carole Ward (wardc@pepperlaw.com or 215.981.4044).