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Inclusion: Supporting Mental Health & Well-being During Difficult Times

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: October 28, 2020
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  • Inclusion: what does it mean in practice and what strategies can you deploy to create an inclusive and collaborative culture?
  • How can you create inclusive environments through remote working?
  • Unlocking the opportunities to improve diversity
  • Supporting your team during these times: Effective strategies to support your teams mental health
  • Creating a culture of 'togetherness'
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 28, 2020


Verna Myers said "Diversity is being invited to the party; Inclusivity is being asked to dance". The discussion around diversity is one that has been ongoing for a number of years now, but recent studies show that this push for diversity targets simply isn't enough. To truly make the breakthrough for diversity, and to reap the benefits diversity brings, it is time to shift the focus of our discussions to inclusivity.

Inclusion: what does it mean in practice and what strategies can you deploy to create an inclusive and collaborative culture? How can you create inclusive environments through remote working? Unlocking the opportunities to improve diversity Supporting your team during these times: Effective strategies to support your teams mental health and creating a culture of 'togetherness'.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence, and Power in Law Virtual Conference held on October 28th, 2020.

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Amoy Chambers

Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Amoy Chambers is the Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at HSBC Bank. She is the Regional Head of Legal for Global Trade Receivables and Finance. 

Amoy received her JD at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in 2003.

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Shireen A. Barday

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Shireen A. Barday is a litigation partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Ms. Barday has served as a principal in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, ranging from fiduciary duties to fraud. Ms. Barday has extensive experience litigating solvency as well as matters involving one or more controlling shareholders. Ms. Barday regularly appears in Delaware and other courts around the country where she has represented directors, officers and issuers in class action and other litigation arising from mergers and other corporate transactions.

Ms. Barday earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Barnard College, her Master of Arts in Political Science from the City University of New York and her Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School, where both her Note and Comment were selected for publication by the Stanford Law Review.

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Lesley Marlin

Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment

Lesley Marlin is an experienced, senior in-house attorney with a specialty in labor and employment law. She works for Northrop Grumman as the lead labor and employment lawyer for the Company’s Defense Systems sector, which is one of the Company’s four operating units (with approximately 21,000 employees). She also supports the Company’s EEO/Compliance team. She provides day-to-day practical and strategic legal advice, develops or updates policies and procedures, responds to administrative charges and demand letters, handles government investigations, leads union negotiations, and conducts training.

Ms. Marlin speaks frequently both internally and externally on various workplace issues, including labor and employment law topics, culture and psychological safety, diversity and inclusion, resilience, and career development.

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Julie Cantor

Senior Counsel

Julie L. Cantor serves as Compass's Corporate Counsel. Compass is a tech-driven real estate brokerage whose mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. In September 2015, Compass’s 4-attorney legal team supported around 300 real estate agents in 2 cities. Today, Compass’s 6-attorney legal team supports over 1600 real estate agents in 43 offices in 8 cities. Each real estate agent is subject to an independent contractor agreement – Julie has drafted and negotiated over 1000 of these, and integrated free, efficient, and data-forward technology to foster each from a business team member’s eye-twinkle to fully executed, industry-competitive, company-growth-flexible agreement.

Now, as Compass plans to enter its next phase –with its attendant increased agent numbers, city launches, and office openings, Julie and the Compass legal team are working to use the foundations they’ve created together to bring well known business growth technologies into the legal world.

Julie previously served as a Private Client Associate at McDermott Will & Emery, and taught 7th and 8th grade math at a D.C. public charter school, as a Teach For America Corps Member. She is an alumna of Columbia Law School (J.D.), American University (M.A. in Teaching Secondary Math), and Cornell University's School of Industrial Relations (B.S.).

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Maureen O'Neill

SVP, Strategic Client Experience and Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience providing dedicated client service as an attorney and consultant, Maureen engages with Consilio's customers to ensure a best-in-class client experience. She works cross-functionally across the company to develop and deploy best practices that embed Consilio's commitment to service excellence, and to deliver the highest levels of quality and value. She seeks opportunities to create differentiating moments for clients—from bespoke educational sessions to loyalty programs to peer networking events—to foster client satisfaction and loyalty.

Maureen also serves as Consilio's Diversity & Inclusion Officer. She leads the development and implementation of the company's strategies, policies, and programs for ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. Partnering with Consilio's internal and client Advisory Boards on Diversity & Inclusion, Maureen guides the organization in carrying out its mission of attracting and encouraging a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas; fostering a global, inclusive culture; and celebrating employees’ diverse strengths.

Maureen is a respected industry thought leader, speaking and writing frequently on significant issues that impact Consilio’s clients, such as current challenges for legal professionals around data privacy and security; strategies and tactics for engaging in cross-border discovery; the latest developments in e-discovery law and practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.

Prior to joining Consilio, Maureen was a partner at Paul Hastings LLP, where she represented Fortune 100 and other multinational companies in complex employment litigation, including class and collective actions. Maureen also co-chaired the Firm’s eDiscovery Practice Group. In that role, she advised clients on various e-discovery issues, such as identifying and inventorying sources of electronic information, drafting legal hold notices, and developing protocols for document collection, storage, and management. She also consulted internally with attorneys at the Firm on e-discovery issues, and helped develop best practices for litigators engaged in eDiscovery.

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