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Navigating Generational Shift & Millennials in the Workforce


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: June 13, 2017
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Agenda

  • Share and challenge perceptions about different generations
  • Millennials as Attorneys
  • Millennials as Clients
  • Avoiding the Brain Drain
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: June 13, 2017

Description

It is estimated that by 2026, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce according to a survey conducted by Thomson Reuters. Learn how leading law firms and legal departments are responding to this shift by capturing Baby Boomers’ knowledge and best practices while simultaneously preparing for the arrival of Millennials as both employees and clients.

This program was recorded on June 13th, 2017.

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Panelists

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Linda Lee

Manager of Associate Staffing & Careeer Development
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Linda Lee is the Manager of Associate Staffing & Career Development at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR). As a member of the firm’s talent management team, Linda manages the integration, work allocation, and professional development of junior corporate associates and also serves as the firm-wide associate career coach.

Linda helps associates successfully transition to practice, gain exposure to clients and practice areas, internalize feedback, manage flexible work arrangements, and set goals to build a long term career path – both internally and externally – that best fits their competencies and values. Linda also works with practice leaders to innovate in the areas of diversity, mentoring, training and matter management.

Prior to focusing her career on attorney development and coaching, Linda was a technology transactions associate at WSGR and a corporate associate at Shearman & Sterling.

Linda holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a BA in Economics from Wellesley College.

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Matthew Benedetto

Counsel
WilmerHale

Mr. Benedetto's practice focuses on complex civil litigation and government investigations. Mr. Benedetto has extensive experience representing pharmaceutical companies, healthcare companies and financial institutions in both federal and state False Claims Act actions. In the healthcare space, he has unique experience litigating California's Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, a qui tam statute in the Insurance Code, including arguing before the California Court of Appeal.

In his pro bono practice, Mr. Benedetto obtained in November 2015 a rare federal jury verdict in favor of his client, a California state prisoner, in a First Amendment retaliation case brought against state correctional officers. The verdict was covered by the Daily Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle. He argued an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of another California state prisoner in a federal challenge to his conditions of confinement. He also successfully represented a disabled, gay Army veteran in a federal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, obtaining summary judgment in her favor in an action which sought disability compensation for her same-sex spouse.

Mr. Benedetto serves on the firmwide Pro Bono and Public Service Committee and the West Coast Diversity Committee. In 2016, he received the firm's Pickering Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service. In 2016, the National LGBT Bar Association named Mr. Benedetto to its list of “Best LGBT Attorneys Under the Age of 40.” He was also selected to be a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Before joining WilmerHale, Mr. Benedetto was an associate at another firm in Los Angeles, where he was a member of a trial team in a four-week federal jury trial involving allegations of fraud against a major insurance company in violation of the False Claims Act. Before pursuing his law degree, Mr. Benedetto taught English at Phillips Academy, Andover.

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Sharon Ng

Partner
Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Sharon Ng is a litigator and partner at Stinson Leonard Street in Phoenix, Arizona. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes. She also defends clients in employment disputes and provides guidance with respect to employment and labor law. Sharon also has the privilege of serving as the chair of the firm’s Tribal Law and Governance practice group.

Sharon is the immediate past president of the State Bar of Arizona Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law and served as Stinson Leonard Street’s Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2015 Fellow.


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