Kassem L. Lucas, Pepper Hamilton's Partner in Charge of Diversity, will be speaking at the Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Industry Conference on November 1, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Lucas will be joining the 4:30-5:15 PM panel titled "What Is Not Working and What Is Next?"
The conference is presented by Perrin Conferences, the leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences. The year’s Diversity & Inclusion Litigation Conference will host a neutral forum for presentations and interactive sessions designed to educate, advocate, and advance communication and knowledge regarding diversity practices. The agenda will cover topics such as: Artificial Intelligence, Generational Diversity, the White Male Perspective, Deconstructing the Definition of Diversity, Diversity in the Courtroom, and the Impact of Social Media. In addition, the conference expects to draw its largest crowd for its third year as it brings together thought-leaders in the legal industry including lawyers, in-house counsel, insurance professionals, and consultants.
Mr. Lucas is a 2000 graduate of the Temple University School of Law. He started his legal career at Pepper Hamilton and became partner in 2010 practicing primarily in the reinsurance arbitration and insurance insolvency areas. In 2011, he was named Pepper Hamilton's Partner in Charge of Diversity. Mr. Lucas is in charge of Pepper Hamilton's firm-wide diversity initiatives and programs and also co-chairs the firm's Diversity Committee. His responsibilities include developing strategic initiatives to recruit, support, retain and promote attorneys from diverse backgrounds, maintaining diversity and inclusion as core values of the firm, and seeking opportunities to partner with the community and clients on diversity initiatives and business development. He also started and teaches a class at the University of Pennsylvania Law School entitled Diversity in the Legal Profession.