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Being Out and In-House: Perspectives of LGBT In-House Counsel

  • 28 Jun 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Offices of Perkins Coie LLP

ACC and Perkins Coie Host:
Being Out and In-House: Perspectives of LGBT In-House Counsel 


The panel, consisting of gay, lesbian and transgender lawyers, will discuss LGBT-related diversity and inclusion issues within the legal department and the corporation, covering:

  • the perceptions and experiences of LGBT lawyers in corporate legal departments;
  • the impact of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression on the professional development, opportunities, and career progression of LGBT attorneys in corporate legal departments;
  • how corporate legal departments can create and maintain inclusive environments that ensure equal opportunities for the success of LGBT lawyers;
  • how diverse in-house counsel can help diversify the outside counsel's firms they choose to work with; and
  • the importance of LGBT in-house counsel's role in bringing forth issues for their corporations to resolve related to their fellow LGBT colleagues and the LGBT community.


*Simao Avila, Kaiser Permanente

*Rich Butler, Roku Inc.

*Therese Lee, Google Inc.

*Adam Cohn, Senior Cisco Systems Inc.

*Derek J. Windham, Del Monte Corporation

Moderated by Bobbie Wilson, Perkins Coie LLP



5:30 - 8:30 PM, Thursday, June 28, 2012


Offices of Perkins Coie LLP

4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 2400

San Francisco, CA 94111




Contact:  David Tsai (  Limited free registration is available. 

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