Jenner & Block

Increasingly Popular MCCA Expo Brings Together Talented, Diverse Counsel

Jenner & Block will again serve as the Premier Sponsor of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2007 CLE Expo held March 21-23, an honor the Firm has been proud to claim since the preeminent diversity conference was launched in 2002.

Beyond providing talented minority counsel with new business opportunities, the popular expo offers educational seminars that help attendees stay current on cutting edge trends, issues, and litigation developments. Nearly 500 attorneys attended last year’s expo.

Partner Kali N. Bracey was impressed by the faculty’s extensive credentials and the breadth as well as the depth of content offered. “I find myself looking forward to this event more and more because it has proven an invaluable source of information I’ve been able to use in my own practice.”

According to Partner Jorge M. Leon, “The intimate setting and many opportunities to engage in give-and take discussions on important legal issues with leading in-house practitioners has often helped me in representing my clients.”

Four Jenner & Block Partners, including Ms. Bracey and Mr. Leon, will be speaking at this year’s expo, “Breaking Barriers! Strengthening Relationships! Advancing the Profession!” Each will draw from their experience in various substantive legal practice areas to address the latest issues and trends affecting American corporations and their in-house attorneys.

Partner Michelle Speller-Thurman will address the growing influence of private equity and hedge funds, while Mr. Leon will discuss the SEC’s dramatic revisions to executive compensation disclosure rules.  Ms. Bracey will explore the potential ramifications of employee indemnification in light of the recent decision in the KPMG case, and Partner Kenyanna M. Scott, a former federal prosecutor, will discuss strategies for successful negotiations with the Department of Justice.

“In an increased regulatory environment, these sessions will help corporate counsel stay abreast of the latest developments so they can best advise their clients,” concluded Ms. Scott.