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Firm Sponsors Nat'l Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference

February 13, 2018

Shipman & Goodwin is a sponsor of the 31st Annual Corporate Counsel Conference of the National Bar Association’s (NBA) Commercial Law Section being held in Dana Point, California from February 15 to February 17, 2018. Founded in 1925, the NBA is the country’s largest and oldest organization of African-American attorneys and judges. For more than 30 years, the Commercial Law Section has brought its members together with in-house counsel at major corporations who seek to increase the diversity within their ranks.

Robert Simpson, a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation practice, has held several top leadership positions in the organization. At this year’s conference, he is serving as moderator of a Signature Panel featuring senior counsel and compliance officers discussing how they deal with high-pressure matters that include other areas of the business.

The conference examines critical issues facing general counsel as well as ways to increase African-American recruitment and retention among in-house counsel and outside counsel law firms. Prominent attorneys from law firms and corporations around the country also discuss topics such as navigating the impact of technology, including cloud computing, data privacy and security and new disruptive technologies and tools; best practices for drafting legal documents; and leading compliance practices in financial crime.

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