Latin American Perspectives on Diversity in the Legal Profes

New York City Bar
National Hispanic American Heritage Month Celebration
Latin American Perspectives on Diversity in the Legal Profession: Similarities and Contrasts Within the Region and in the United States

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Program Fee: 
Free for Members and Non-Members

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.

Diversity and inclusion policies in the legal profession are often based on premises that may not apply uniformly across different countries or regions.  Given the cultural and historical differences that abound in Latin America (stemming from, among other things, the different colonial histories and political movements found in each of the countries in the region), the approaches often discussed in the United States may not work well in different Latin American countries.  This unique panel of in-house professionals in the United States and Latin America, will share their experiences and views on the similarities, contrasts, and unique issues faced by diversity and inclusion policies across the Americas, as well as discuss how institutions are moving forward with increasingly tailored solutions.

Intro Speaker:
Leonardo Coelho, Associate, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados 

Professor Tanya K. Hernández, Archibald R. Murrary Professor of Law, Fordham Law

Clara Jimenez, Senior Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, Senior Vice President, ViacomCBS
Eve G. Perez-Torres, Attorney, Chiquita Brands
Valeria Chapa, Vice President & General Counsel, Orbia México

Program Sponsors: 
Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director
Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Deborah Martin Owens, Executive Director
Inter-American Affairs, Michael A. Fernandez, Chair

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Robert Marchman and Matthew Morningstar, Co-Chairs
Compliance, Patrick T Campbell, Chair
Foreign & Comparative Law, Richard H. Langan II, Chair
Hispanic National Bar Association, Region II
International Law Committee, Ulyana Bardyn, Chair
Metro Latin American Law Student Association (MetroLALSA)

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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