Continuing our ACC SFBA exclusively for GC’s and CLO’s, Shanti Ariker, SVP, General Counsel & Chief of Staff for Salesforce.org, 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 Salesforce.org, a non-profit social enterprise that provides technology solutions to non-profits and educational organizations at discounted pricing. Salesforce.org is the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, the leading provider of cloud computing enterprise services. Shanti is part of the Salesforce.org 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 Salesforce.org. 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 E-mail:
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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