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DE&I Speaker Series: A conversation with Franco Spraggins


We are hosting a conversation with Franco Spraggins, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for life sciences company EVERSANA. Mr. Spraggins will discuss his meteoric rise to General Counsel, his experiences as a young black leader within a multimillion-dollar company and the many lessons he's learned along the way. He’ll talk about diversity issues that have come to the forefront since being named GC and offer thoughts for making progress in creating a diverse workforce. He will share his approach to building his internal team, discuss what he looks for when retaining outside counsel and will share some thoughts on our country's current social-political climate. 
Moderating the discussion will be Keyon Brown, an attorney in our Chicago office. Keyon focuses his practice on real estate law, including the financing, acquisition, disposition and development of commercial properties, and intersecting corporate matters.

The Husch Blackwell Communities for Change Speaker Series is designed to help our community gain wider exposure to diverse perspectives. The third installment of our DE&I Speaker Series promises to be a thought-provoking discussion, so please be sure to join us! 

Who Should Attend
Husch Blackwell clients, attorneys and staff

Continuing Education Credit
This program does not qualify for legal education credit.

Upcoming Programs  

  • Professor Kim Norwood of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law will discuss topics centered around implicit bias, race and class.
  • Husch Blackwell Attorneys Joseph Diedrich and Angela Harden will discuss the SCOTUS amicus brief on LGBTQ rights they authored and the Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision in favor of prohibiting discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and transgender status. 

Questions? Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.