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Speaker, "Increasing Diversity at Law Firms & In-House: The Role We All Play," Women In Law & Leadership Summit

Speaking Engagements

Buffey Klein will co-present "Increasing Diversity at Law Firms & In-House: The Role We All Play," at the Women in Law & Leadership Summit on October 16, 2019 in Dallas, TX.

According to McKinsey & Company, the Harvard Business Review and other highly respected institutions, organizations that commit themselves to diverse leadership, are more successful and more profitable. A growing body of evidence is finding that gender parity and racial diversity, particularly in decision-making roles, has a meaningful impact on innovation, productivity, and profitability. This is not breaking news. Why then is the legal field still lagging behind? The answer is that there is no single answer. Change will happen when the issue is pushed by both the law firm and the client. This panel will explore: 

  • What are the pressures that in-house counsel face when choosing a firm?
  • How can partners and associates engage their firm in D&I initiatives?
  • How can firms show their clients that they are implementing change?
  • How is credit given at law firms?
  • What responsibility do in-house counsel have in helping law firms to become more diverse?
  • What can corporations do to become more diverse?

For more information about this presentation, please visit the Women in Law & Leadership Summit website.


Buffey E. Klein

Office Managing Partner