Emory Law panel to explore the business case for diversity

April 14, 2015


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Susan Clark

Emory University School of Law will host its second annual Diversity Speaker Series panel discussion Monday, April 20. This year’s event will feature

  • C. Ben Garren, General Counsel, North America, of The Coca-Cola Company;
  • Cathy Hampton, chief legal officer of the City of Atlanta;
  • Roderick Palmore, retired general counsel and executive vice president of General Mills; and 
  • Tom Mars, former executive vice president and general counsel of Walmart Stores, Inc., now a partner with Taylor English (moderator)

Discussion topics will include:

  • The history of diversity in the legal profession: Where have we been and how do we make progress?
  • The role of corporate and government legal departments in leading and advancing diversity as a core value.
  • What is the business case for diversity within legal departments?
  • Aiming for the top: Positioning oneself for board positions.

The discussion will be held in the law school's Tull Auditorium, Gambrell Hall, 1301 Clifton Rd., Atlanta. An opening reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Hunter Atrium outside the auditorium, and the panel discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m. A dessert reception will follow.

The Diversity Speakers Series is presented by Major, Lindsey & Africa and sponsored by Taylor English & Duma LLP and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.

The event is free and open to the public. Register here.