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September 28, 2023 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Womble Bond Dickinson
8350 Broad Street, Suite 1500
Tysons, VA, USA 22102

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC National Capital Region

Please join ACC NCR's Café con Leche Affinity Group and HNBA as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an engaging summit among industry leaders about risk, opportunity, and the future of workplace diversity and empathy in the wake of  SFFA v. Harvard. ACC NCR Platinum Sponsor Womble Bond Dickinson will facilitate the working session among public and private leaders as we navigate the path forward for developing and supporting a culture of empathy, diversity, and inclusion in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, and our collective love of food, we will also feature Latin American and Hispanic-inspired cuisine.

Speakers Include:

  • Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Kavita Ramakrishnan, Mansfield Rule & Knowledge Sharing Senior Director, Diversity Lab
  • Marcantonio Barnes, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
  • Elizabeth M. Iglesias, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
  • Madeleine Plascencia, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law

All Association of Corporate Counsel and Hispanic National Bar Association corporate members are invited to attend. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR COVID-SAFETY PROCEDURES: The health and safety of all attendees at our events is of utmost importance to ACC NCR. We strongly encourage all those who attend ACC NCR events to be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, as defined by the CDC. Please do not attend our events in-person if you are feeling ill or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If while you are with us you begin to feel ill or experience symptoms associated with COVID-19, we expect that you will promptly leave, or we may ask you to leave. We will continue to monitor the latest guidance from the CDC and local public health agencies as we endeavor to hold safe events.  We will keep registrants and attendees updated on any necessary changes to our event protocols.