NALSC 2023 Fall Symposium

Friday October 20th at LATHAM & WATKINS LLP

Speaker Bios

9:10–10:25am ET

Keynote Presentation: “Embracing Generational Diversity at Work”

Chris DeSantis (Professional Speaker, Consultant and Author)

10:40–11:20pm ET

Interactive Breakouts/Roundtables (attend one)

Hot Topics in Partner Recruiting and Group Placements Roundtables
Anand David, Global Head of Partner Recruitment and Integration at Hogan Lovells
Aglaia Galimanis, Lateral Attorney Acquisition (East Coast) at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and
Deverie Hart, Lawyer Talent Acquisition (West Coast) at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Victoria Gamble, Partner at Gamble Partner Placement
Jennifer Gillman, Esq., President of Gillman Strategic Group
Niki Kopsidas, Chief Talent Officer at Sterlington PLLC

Associate Recruiting Breakout: Who Moves and Why (Including NALP Foundation Statistics)
Jennifer C. Mandery, Vice President for Research of The NALP Foundation
Katie McMahan, Owner and Managing Director of Legal Marketing & Staffing

Nuts and Bolts of In-house Recruiting Breakout
Victoria Harris, President of Harris Legal Search
Suzanne Manning, Esq., Founder and Principal at Gravitas Search Partners
Arthur Polott, Esq., Founder of Gateway Legal Placements

Maximizing the U-LPQ and Enhancing Lateral Partner Due Diligence Roundtables
Mitch Satalof, CEO of Juris Placements, Inc. and NALSC President
Dan Binstock, Esq., Partner at Garrison & Sisson, Inc.
Shannon Davis, Chief Legal Recruiting and Integration Officer at Mintz
Tina B. Solis, Esq., Partner/Leader of Financial Institutions & Banking Disputes Team at Nixon Peabody
Kat Davis, Director of Firmwide Partner Recruiting at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Tour of Latham & Watkins’ Beautiful Offices
Peter Alexander, Global Recruiting Manager – US Lateral Associate Recruiting at Latham & Watkins

1:20-2:05pm ET

“Moving the Needle: Aligning Law Firm and Agency Recruiters on DEI Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Mid-Career Women and Underrepresented Groups”

Carmen Kelley, Director of Lateral Attorney Recruiting at Morrison & Foerster LLP
Pooja Krumenacker, JD ACC, CEO of Balanced Legal Solutions
Laura Leopard, Founder and CEO of Leopard Solutions
Bahareh Samanian, Esq., Founder of Bahareh Legal

3:20-4:00pm ET

“Measures and Metrics for Success in Social Media”

Shelley Ducker, Principal at Shelley Ducker Rx Communications

4:15–5:00pm ET

“Intro to AI and ChatGPT for Legal Recruiters– What Is It and How It Might Affect Lawyer Hiring, Recruiting, and the Legal Industry as a Whole?”

Zach Warren, Technology & Innovation Insights Lead at Thomson Reuters Institute

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