San Francisco Bay Chapter

ACC-SFBA GC & CLO INITIATIVE “Supporting Diversity and Inclusion” (San Francisco))


Salesforce West
50 Fremont Center
50 Fremont St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

Questions? Contact Support at (510) 226-7800

Program Summary

Continuing our ACC SFBA exclusively for GC’s and CLO’s, Shanti Ariker, SVP, General Counsel & Chief of Staff for, will interview Michelle Banks, former Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Gap Inc., which will lead to an open discussion with the GCs/CLOs in attendance on best practices that General Counsel can employ to support diversity and inclusion within their outside law firms.

Upon arrival at Salesforce West, please go to the front desk lobby and make sure you bring your ID with you.

Please note that this event is for GC’s and CLO’s only. 




Michelle Banks Bio:
Until March 2016, Michelle Banks was Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of apparel retailer Gap Inc., where she led the company’s global equity, foundation, franchise services, governance, government affairs & public policy, integrity, legal, privacy, and sustainability functions. Before joining Gap Inc. in 1999, Michelle worked as Legal Counsel for the Golden State Warriors NBA team and in Tokyo as American Counsel for Itochu Corporation. Prior to going inhouse, she was an associate at Sheppard Mullin and Morrison & Foerster in California and New York. Michelle is currently a Senior Advisor at BarkerGilmore, providing part-time advisory services and executive coaching to legal and compliance leaders. She also Co-Chairs UCLA Law Women LEAD, an initiative she co-founded at her alma mater to advance the careers of women students and alumnae, and serves on the Board of DirectWomen, a nonprofit whose mission is to increase women lawyers serving on the boards of public companies. Until April of this year, Michelle Chaired the Board of Minority Corporate Counsel Association, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the careers of diverse attorneys in corporate legal departments and their law firms. Among other awards, Michelle has been recognized as a Distinguished General Counsel, a Corporate Counsel Innovator, and a Corporate Counsel Diversity Champion.
Shanti Ariker bio:
Shanti Ariker is SVP, General Counsel & Chief of Staff for, a non-profit social enterprise that provides technology solutions to non-profits and educational organizations at discounted pricing. is the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, the leading provider of cloud computing enterprise services.  Shanti is part of the management team, works with the Board of Directors in her role as Corporate Secretary, and she and her team handle all the legal issues for the company.  Shanti also founded and continues to run the Pro Bono Legal program for Salesforce and  Shanti previously held positions in both Canada and the US in legal departments at Salesforce, Celestica and E*TRADE, as well as several private practice positions.


Credits: 1 Hour (General)
State: California
Category: General


Phone: 510.226.7800


Members: ACC Members: FREE
Non-members: Non-Members: $50 (Registration fee will be reimbursed if attendee joins ACC within 30 days of the event.)

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