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March 1, 2023 | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST

Molson Coors Beverage Company, 250 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

Members: Complimentary
Non-members: Complimentary for In-House Counsel non ACC Members and Guests of the Sponsor

Overview (Program Summary)

Please join us for an interactive panel discussion addressing the ways in which in-house counsel can partner with outside counsel to create pathways for success to attract and retain diverse legal professionals in rewarding careers in Chicago.

Following the CLE program, all guests are invited to continue the conversation with a private networking mixer in the Molson Coors Pub.

The program will consider the following topics, providing attendees with actionable takeaways to further DEI efforts:

  • Setting the Stage: Cornell Boggs, Of Counsel and Senior Strategic Advisor with Quarles & Brady LLP, and Chair of the Thrivent Board of Directors, will share diversity statistics to guide the conversation.
  • Mapping the Journey: Our panel of Chicago in-house generals counsel and leaders will provide insights on their career journeys, how they arrived at their current roles, and their experience with DEI throughout their careers.
  • Candid Conversations about Diversity: Panelists will discuss DEI strategies and dialogue on several levels, including within in-house legal departments, within law firms, collaborative efforts with general counsel, and partnerships between in-house legal teams and law firms. Our panel will identify practical action steps that participants can implement to further the dialogue and implement effective change to support DEI in their legal departments, in their companies, and in the legal industry.
  • Diversity Dialogue: We'll invite attendees to pose questions to the panelists.


Moderator and Presenter:

Cornell Boggs, Of Counsel and Senior Strategic Advisor, Quarles & Brady LLP, Chair, Thrivent Board of Directors


Eleanor Cabrere, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Navistar Inc.

Ellen Georgiadis, VP, Legal – Employment Law, Security, Real Estate & Facilities, Molson Coors Beverage Company

Lynn Watkins-Asiyanbi, SVP, Chief Administrative & Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, CECO Environmental Corporation

Darren Zeidel, Executive VP, General Counsel, and Company Secretary, Aon


Space is limited and advance registration is required.

ACC Chicago is an approved Illinois MCLE provider.  Participants seeking MCLE credit must sign-in at the event and provide their IL ARDC number and email address.


Credits: 1 Hour Pending
State: Illinois
Category: Professional Responsibility D/I

Contact (RSVP)

Lisa Carreras, Executive Administrator

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