Roundtable Discussions

Tentative roundtable programming for the 2020 TBA Virtual Annual Convention

Monday, June 15

Law Firm Managing Partners Roundtable

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. CDT — This roundtable will focus on challenges and opportunities facing law firm managing partners and managing shareholders and how recent developments will shape the practice of law and attorneys around the state.   

  • Moderators — Lisa Ramsay Cole, President and Managing Shareholder, Lewis Thomason; R. Dale Thomas, President of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC

Tuesday, June 16

In-House Counsel Roundtable

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. CDT — This roundtable will focus on the opportunities and challenges of building a diverse, inclusive legal department. 

  • Moderators — Sherie Edwards, Vice President, Corporate & Legal, SVMIC; Terrence Reed, Managing Director of Employment Litigation, FedEx Express; Julie Bhattacharya Peak, Resident Attorney, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group; Chris Javillonar, General Counsel, Business Region Americas, Permobil

General Practice Roundtable

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. CDT — This roundtable will focus on leveraging technology to improve your practice, the client Experience, and your bottom line. 

  • Moderator — Sean Martin, Martin, Heller, Potempa & Sheppard

Wednesday, June 17

Diversity and Inclusion in Law and Practice Roundtable

4 - 5 p.m. CDT — This roundtable will focus on the status of diversity and inclusion in law and practice including additional challenges facing law firms, corporations and attorneys.  This group will also explore solutions and actionable goals for organizations. 

  • Moderators — Yanika C. Smith-Bartley, Vice President, Chief Diversity & Talent Strategy Officer, Asurion; Mark Baugh, Shareholder, Chair of Diversity Committee, Baker Donelson